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John W. Groller

October 26, 1937 January 17, 2019
John W. Groller
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John W. Groller, 81, of Mechanicsburg, PA, formerly of Coplay passed away Thursday January 17, 2019. He was the husband of the late Nina (Pitts) Groller. Born in Coplay, he was the son of the late Joseph and Rose (Mills) Groller.

John served with the Dept. of Defense as both an Athletic Director and an MWR Director for over 40 years at Pax River, MD, Kings Bay, GA, and the Navy Depot in Mechanicsburg, PA. He was a Sergeant in the USMC, serving during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the VFW in Mechanicsburg, the Coplay American Legion, and the Mechanicsburg Elks.

John was a world class ball player inducted into both the PA and MD Sports Hall of Fame. He played shortstop for the Allentown Patriots.

Surviving are daughters Vicki Brewer and Kim, wife of Donnie Pope, 2 grandchildren Kyle Brewer and his wife Hillary and Taylor Pope. He was predeceased by a brother Joseph.

A graveside service for John and his wife Nina will be held at 11am on Friday February 8, 2019 at Coplay Cemetery, N. 9th and Oak Sts. Coplay, PA 18037. The Brubaker Funeral Home, Inc., 327 Chestnut Street, Coplay, PA is handling arrangements.

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Graveside

Friday

8

Feb

11:00 AM 2/8/2019 11:00:00 AM
Coplay Cemetery

901 Oak Street
Coplay, Pa 18037

Coplay Cemetery
901 Oak Street Coplay 18037 Pa
United States

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Coplay Cemetery Final Resting Place

901 Oak Street
Coplay, Pa 18037

901 Oak Street Coplay 18037 Pa
United States
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