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Herman Joseph Grottenthaler Jr.

1929 - 2021



Herman Joseph Jr.

Herman Joseph Grottenthaler, Jr., 92, of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, peacefully passed away on Friday,
July 16, 2021, at Good Samaritan Hospice in Wexford, Pennsylvania.  His recent battle with cancer and
other serious medical issues, showed his courage in facing life challenges, and he stayed strong until
the end. 
Herman is survived by his loving family, his wife, Ethel (nee Gielewski) Grottenthaler, who he married
on February 19, 1955; two sons, David (Sherrie) and Robert (Cheri) Grottenthaler; two daughters,
Linda Sicher and Lisa Grottenthaler; 8 grandchildren, Evan Grottenthaler, Christina (Matt) Egan, Amy
(Jesse) Strickler, Michelle (Chris) Bertini, Tara (Erick) Leggett, Joe, Justin, and Karlee Helbling; and 8
great grandchildren, Adalyn Cork, Simon, Andrew and Bradley Egan, Emily and Charlotte Strickler,
Logan Bertini, and Kendall Leggett.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Verna (nee Drusin) and
Herman Grottenthaler, Sr. 
Herman served in the U.S. Air Force for more than 20 years, was a supply Sergeant in the Korean War, and retired as Senior Master Sergeant. He then worked at the U.S. Post Office, where he ultimately retired.  He enjoyed fishing, traveling, watching sports, reading the newspaper, gardening, negotiating great deals, and spending time with his family. 
A service is being held for immediate family only.
Entombment will be in Allegheny County Memorial Park in Allison Park, PA
In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to Good Samaritan Hospice in Wexford,
146 Neely School Rd, Wexford, PA  15090.
Arrangements entrusted to HERSHBERGER-STOVER INC. FUNERAL HOME, 170 Noble Ave., Crafton.


Good Samaritan Hospice
116 Browns Hill Rd., Valencia PA 16059

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July 27, 2021 10:18 AM

So sorry for your loss.  Thoughts and prayers for the family. 

Much love, A service UPMC Hillman Cancee Center

July 19, 2021 3:17 PM

With our deepest sympathies, Joe and family

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Wayne Blythe

July 19, 2021 12:29 PM

My sincerest condolences to Dave, Sherrie and extended family.  I vividly remember Herman and Ethel visiting us at Penn State so many years ago.
Our sympathy to your entire family.

Diane and Wayne Blythe

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