The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

Obituaries

June 6, 2014

David E. Groenendaal

Truck driver was WWII Merchant Mariner

- — David E. Groenendaal of East Lackawannock Township, passed away at 1:20 a.m. Friday (6-6-14) in Countryside Convalescent Home, East Lackawannock Township. He was 86.

Mr. Groenendaal was born April 15, 1928, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Charles and Wilhemina Benoit Groenendaal.

Along with his wife, David was owner and operator of the former Belle Valley Provision of Erie. He also worked for the former Eazor Trucking of West Middlesex as a truck driver and then was a self-employed truck driver until he retired in 1990.

He was of the Pentecostal faith.

David was a Merchant Marine from 1941 to 1947. In 2006, David received a commemorative medal from president of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, on the 60th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945 (World War II) for his efforts in the war for freedom.

David was a 32-degree Free and Accepted Mason, having formerly belong to a lodge in Erie.

He enjoyed woodworking, listening to old country music, singing hymns and especially, listening to the West Middlesex varsity football games of his twin grandsons, Austin and Clayton.

His wife, the former Lorraine Markow, whom he married May 3, 1950, survives at home.

He also leaves: a daughter, Debbie Lomonte, Reynolds; three sons, Mark Groenendaal and his wife Janet Korab, East Lackawannock Township; David Groenendaal and his wife Christy Dillen, North East, Pa.; and Charlie Groenendaal, West Field, N.Y.; two sisters, Lois Ward; and Ruthie Faulk and her husband Richard, all Erie; two brothers, Robert Groenendaal, Erie; and Austie Groenendaal, Florida; his grandchildren, twins, Clayton and Austin; and Angelo, Matt, Herb and Jennifer; and his great-grandchildren, Angelo “Buppy,” Nico and Sydney.

He was preceded in death by: his parents; a sister, Pauline Johnson; a brother, Edward Groenendaal; and a grandson, Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Eric Groenendaal.

The family wishes to thank Countryside Convalescent Home and staff for their kindness and support during this difficult time; also a special thank you to Dr. Robert Multari whom he called his “favorite friend” and Phyllis Korab, who he thought of as a sister.

Memorial contributions may be made to a local Veterans Affairs organization of the donor’s choice; or American Heart Association, 840 Southwestern Run Road, Youngstown, OH 44514.

GROENENDAAL

David E., 86, East Lackawannock Township.

Service: In keeping with David’s wishes, there will be no services. Friends may sign a guest book at www.flynnfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by JOHN FLYNN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY Inc., 2630 E. State St., Hermitage.

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