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Obituary of Donald Taylor Groff
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Donald “Don” Taylor Groff, 76 years of age, residing in the Town of Lansing, NY, passed away May 12, 2022. He was predeceased by his parents, Taylor and Mary Groff. He is survived by his wife of twenty-three years, Ruth (Hornbeck) Groff, daughter Heather St. Julian (Jim), stepchildren Rudy Milosevich (Holly) and Suzanne Milosevich (Laura), brother Jim Groff (Judy), sister Gail Grim, and grandchildren Morgan St. Julian, Madison St. Julian, and Wallace Milosevich. Born on December 13, 1945 in Columbus, Ohio, he grew up in Madison Mills, Ohio. He attended Miami Trace High School in Washington C.H., Ohio, and earned his Bachelor’s Degree from University of Toledo. He worked in the healthcare industry for over thirty years, initially as an X-Ray Technician at Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, then progressed into hospital administration, working for more than seventeen years at Flower Hospital in Toledo, Ohio, as the Chief Operating Officer. Throughout the remainder of his career, he worked for E.C. Murphy in Buffalo, NY, as a consulting CEO; Doctors Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, as Director of Physician Relations; Oberlin Clinic in Oberlin, Ohio, as V.P. of Multispecialty Group Practice; and Memorial Hermann Hospital in The Woodlands, Texas, as Director of Physician Development. Donald also served in the U.S. Army Reserve for seven years in the 2291st one thousand bed stateside hospital unit as a Medic and Staff Sergeant. And, following in his father’s footsteps, he was a 32nd degree Mason and member of the Scottish Rite. At this time, due to Covid concerns, no service will be held, but the family is considering an alternate means of sharing a memorial with family and friends, perhaps virtually. Family and friends will be notified at that time. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Hospicare 172 East King Road Ithaca, NY 14850 https://www.hospicare.org/donate/ Or to, Drivers Fore Survivors PO Box 643 Johnstown, Ohio 43031 https://driversforesurvivors.org/shop/ols/categories/in-memoriam
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