Kenneth G. Groetsch



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Greece: Peacefully, Thursday, August 7, 2008, a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and best friend. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Elizabeth Groetsch; son, Gary (Pam) Groetsch; daughter, Linda (Ted) Georgian; grandchildren, Heather, Matthew, Kristin, Mark, Elizabeth (Aaron), Michael (Lyndsay), Sarah and Sam; brothers-in-law, Nelson Hare, Harry (Laurie) Ellis; sisters-in-law, Marion Ostowski, Betty Ellis; special nieces and nephews; many good friends; longtime friends Evy and the late Tom Johnson, Marcy and Skip Lewis, Betty and Gill Nagel, Norman and Marion Schmidt. Ken was a member of the Northside Lions Club, IRA Jacobson Post and Bethany Presbyterian Church. The Groetsch family wishes to thank the Hospice staff, family and friends for all their help. Family and Friends may call Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home 1075 Long Pond Road. His Funeral Service will be held Wednesday 10:00 AM in the Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Falls Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ken and Emma Youth Group Fund of Bethany Presbyterian Church or Lifetime Care Hospice in his memory.


  1. David W. and Donna Ellis on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Aunt Betty and Family Throughout the years, we have come to value Uncle Ken’s friendship, thoughtfulness and fatherly wisdom. We will miss the laughs, his joking spirit, his keen insight of family and friends, but most of all his inspiration of life. We will always keep his memories deep within our hearts instilling in us how life should be lived. With love and prayers, Dave, Donna, Jason, Jonathan and Jennifer

  2. Beverly & Tom Wright on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Aunt Betty, Gary, Linda & family, Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. We will all miss Uncle Kenny’s quick wit and personality that always made us smile, no what the circumstances.

  3. Tina Gollett on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I’m sorry for your loss. May God keep you and your family close to his heart, as you will him. May you celebrate all the memories of times spent together. Tina

  4. chris tooley on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    My deepest sympathy to the Groetsch family in the loss of Kenny. He was always so sweet to me and I thought the world of him. I’m so sorry for your loss. Chris Tooley

  5. Vicki Stocking on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Uncle Ken, A wonderful neighbor and friend. We will miss your smile, your sidewalk talks when you and Aunt Betty took your walks, your sense of humor and your willingness to help others. You will be sadly missed by all of us. Love, Vicki, Shaun and Nicki Stocking

  6. Bill and Cheryl Mackmer on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    We had the pleasure of meeting Ken and Betty only once for a Thanksgiving Dinner at their place the year our daughter married one of their grandsons. Both Ken and Betty made us feel very at home, I wish we had been able to get to know him better. We are sorry for the loss of a husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend.

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