Born in Erie August 13, 1940 he was the son of the late John and Clarabelle Arnold Groters. He had been a machinist at R.P.C. for 20 years and P.H.B. for 15 years. He was an avid train collector and a member of the Train Collectors Assn. and the Lionel Collectors Club. He volunteered at the Experience Erie Children’s Museum and maintained the train at the Watson-Curtze Mansion. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Thomas (Lee) Groters and Alan Groters. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Carole L. Longnecker Groters, 2 sons, John Groters, of Erie and Scott Groters, of Menifee, CA 1 grandson Raymond Groters of Oceanside, CA and 1 step grandson Patrick Henderson of Erie, 2 brothers, Karl Groters, wife Fina, of Fort Worth, TX, and Jack Groters of Erie, and several nieces and nephews.
Calling at Brugger Home for Funerals, West 38th at Greengarden Blvd. Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Services there Monday at 11:30 o’clock with Reverend Daniel Callahan of Westminster Presbyterian Church and Pastor Harry Johns, III of Elmwood Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery.