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Thomas E. DeGroat
Thomas E. DeGroat

October 29, 1937 - December 11, 2019
Born in Newton, New Jersey
Resided in Sandyston Township, New Jersey

Obituary

Thomas E. DeGroat, 82, of Sandyston Township, died Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at Barn Hill Care Center in Newton.

Born in Newton, Thomas was a lifelong resident of Sussex County. He attended Branchville School K-8 and was a graduate of Newton High School. He was a butcher for Acme Markets for 37 years before his retirement.

With 55 years of service, Thomas was the oldest active fireman with the Sandyston Township Volunteer Fire Company. He was an antique car enthusiast, although he had an interest in all cars. He was well organized and a planner. Thomas was very proud of his Dutch heritage.

The son of the late Charles and Mary DeGroat, Thomas was survived by his bride of 46 years, Jacquelyn “Jacque” D. (Chim) DeGroat; his son, William “Bill” DeGroat and wife, Michelle; his daughter, Kathryn “Kate” Glenn and husband, Matt; his grandchildren, Will DeGroat, Matthew Glenn and Morgan Glenn; and his great-grandson, Liam DeGroat.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 16, 2019, at the Wood Funeral Home, 16 Main Street, Branchville. Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 15, 2019, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., with 7 p.m. Firemen’s Services, also at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Sandyston Township Fire Company, 133A Route 645, Sandyston, NJ 07826. Online condolences may be offered at www.woodfuneralhome.net.

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Visitation
Wood Funeral Home
16 Main Street
Branchville, NJ 07826
Sunday, December 15, 2019
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Firemen's Service
Wood Funeral Home
16 Main Street
Branchville, NJ 07826
Sunday, December 15, 2019
7:00 PM
Funeral Service
Wood Funeral Home
16 Main Street
Branchville, NJ 07826
Monday, December 16, 2019
11:00 AM





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