Robert S. Groff 1934-2021 | News, Sports, Jobs
WARREN – Robert S. Groff, 87, of Warren, died Thursday morning November 4, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.
He was born on May 16, 1934 to Warren, son of the late Stephen and Helen McFall Groff.
Bob graduated from Warren G. Harding High School in 1953. He was a National Guard veteran. He then continued his studies at Kent State University, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. Bob worked for Taylor-Winfield Technologies in Warren for 45 years before retiring in 1999.
He married former Ruth E. Thomason on February 29, 1964. They shared 57 years of marriage and many happy memories together. She survives him.
Bob loved woodworking and was an Atlanta Braves fan. He was also an avid reader and particularly enjoyed military history. Bob was a kind and loving husband, father and grandfather and will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved him.
Besides his wife, Bob is survived by four children, Cyndy (David) Durst, Carole Finch and Steve (Audra) Groff all of Cortland and David Groff of Warren. He is also survived by one brother, Daniel (Annette) Groff of Conway, SC; one sister, Judith (Arnie) Roman of Chandler, Arizona; five grandchildren, Matthew Leonard, Joshua Leonard, Paul Finch, Abbey Groff and Austin Groff; four great-grandchildren, Jacob, Michael, Oakley and Eric; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a son, Eric R. Groff; a sister, Marilyn “Nikki” Groff Stephens; and a son-in-law, Jim Finch.
In keeping with Bob’s wishes, there will be no funeral services or call hours. A private funeral service will be held and he will be interred in Meadow Brook Memorial Park, Warren.
Arrangements for Mr. Groff are provided by Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, 533 North Park Ave., Warren.
This obituary can be viewed and condolences can be sent by visiting www.carlwhall.com