Gilbert DeGroat

Obituary of Gilbert DeGroat

Gilbert DeGroat, Jr.

October 20, 1922 – February 5, 2017

Mahwah, NJ

Gilbert DeGroat, Jr. passed away Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Memory Care Living in Mahwah, NJ. He was 94 years old. Son of the late Gilbert DeGroat, Sr. and the late Julia Mann DeGroat, he was born October 20, 1922 in Hackensack, NJ.

Gilbert was a retired Diesel Mechanic with Shortline Bus of Mahwah, a member of Solid Rock Church of God, Cornwall, NY, and was a Veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II. He was the widower of Lucille Mann DeGroat who passed away in January, 2000.

Suvivors include his sons: Michael G. DeGroat of Middletown, NY, Stephan M. DeGroat of Winter Haven, FL, Andre S. DeGroat of Conover, NC; his daughters: Cheryl J. Smith of Wendell, NC, Julia M. Litzler of Fort Worth, TX; his sisters: Lillian Brush of Palm Coast, FL, Margareta “Sissy” Clough of Epping, NH; nine grandchildren, four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Gilbert was predeceased by his daughter Barbara J. DeGroat.

Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 11th at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Avenue, Monroe NY. Pastor Glen Keefer will officiate a Chapel Service in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Saturday. Interment with follow in Seamanville Cemetery, Monroe, NY.