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Paul Groff

Paul Fulton Groff

Sunday, September 24th, 1933 - Saturday, May 9th, 2020
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Obituary

Paul Fulton Groff

It is with a heavy heart that the family announces the passing of Paul Fulton Groff of Eighty Four, PA. He passed peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Saturday, May 9, 2020. He was born September 24, 1933, in Osijek, Croatia, and was preceded in death by his parents, Nikolai and Maria Grof and his sister, Sonja.

He was the beloved husband for 60 years to his wife, Josephine. He is also survived by his children, Christina Marie Winter and her husband Laurence and Julie Ann Caughey and her husband Jeffrey. In addition, he was blessed with three grandchildren, Kathryn and Christopher Cole, William and Elizabeth Winter and Paul Winter; and five great-grandchildren, Colton and Jackson Schoedel and Lillian, Landon and Caiden Winter. Also survived by nieces and a nephew.

Paul emigrated from Croatia in 1956 and worked hard to become a citizen in 1961. His passion was the automobile industry and it was evident by the fact that he created multiple active Auto Dealerships throughout the Pittsburgh area during his lifetime. His love of interacting with people added to his success not just in business but in many personal relationships.

He was a member of South Hills Country Club, an avid golfer, loved to play gin and also a member of the Friday night bowling league. Paul and Josephine enjoyed traveling on cruises and visited many countries around the world.

The family would like to thank the Gallagher Hospice staff for all of their dedicated compassionate care during Paul’s illness.

In accordance with the mandated Covid-19 pandemic guidelines, both a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at St. Benedict the Abbot Church and interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery will be private.
Memorial contributions in his name may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor, 1028 Benton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212 or Greater Washington County Food Bank, 909 National Pike West, Brownsville, PA 15417. Please add tributes at beinhauer.com
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Service Details

  • Service

    Location
    St. John XXIII Parish, St. Benedict the Abbot Church
    Address
    120 Abington Drive
    McMurray, PA 15317
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    Notes
    Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at St. Benedict the Abbot Church will be private.
    Officiant
    Fr. Robert M. Miller
  • Interment

    Location
    Queen of Heaven Cemetery
    Address
    2900 Washington Road
    McMurray, PA 15317
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    Notes
    Interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery will be private.

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  • Roman Catholic Church

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Michael (Cappy) Capozzoli

Posted at 11:33am
We are deeply saddened to hear about Mr. Groff passing,
He left me with memories I’ll never forget,
He was a great and giving man!!
Michael (Cappy) & Janice Capozzoli
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Irenee Philippe

Posted at 10:48am
Uncle Paul was also my Godfather and leaves us with positive memories of a person with energy, excitement and generosity, always ready to celebrate life. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family through this time. - Irenee Philippe & family
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Charmaine Tinsley

Posted at 02:44am
Our deepest and heartfelt sympathy to the Groff family. His passing will leave a great void to those that loved  and worked with him.  I had the pleasure of arranging travel plans for the Groff family and business for about 10  years. I always enjoyed talking to Mr Groff. He told a story with enthusiasm, jokes and laughter. He knew how to enjoy life and really loved his family.

Sending Prayers of Love and Peace.
Benjamin & Charmaine (Hitchman) Tinsley

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LARRY HARDEN

Posted at 10:23am
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We are blessed to have had Mr. G in our lives, as an employer and a friend. His concern, compassion and generosity towards others, his faith in God and a life well lived will be among many wonderful memories of him.
Larry and Bonnie Harden
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Jeff Innes

Posted at 10:41pm
So many great memories. I started to work for Mr G In 1998. Experienced so many great things in life and learned so many great lessons from him. Such a great man and a great motivator. He will be missed my many who crossed his path. Rest In Peace MR. Groff.
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