January 6, 1931 – April 8, 2014
January 6, 1931 – April 8, 2014
May 2, 1957 – April 8, 2014
October 6, 1936 – April 7, 2014
March 22, 1944 – April 7, 2014
July 3, 1980 – April 5, 2014
November 28, 1944 – April 5, 2014
February 5, 1926 – April 4, 2014
March 4, 1946 – April 4, 2014
Funeral services will take place on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 10:00am at The Catholic Church of The Immaculate Conception located at 2540 San Diego Avenue, Old Town, San Diego, California 92110.
May 19, 1967 – April 3, 2014
February 11, 1938 – April 3, 2014
December 8, 1942 – April 2, 2014
Harry Williams was born in December 8, 1942 to Esther Marie and Walter Williams, San Diego, California. He graduated from Sn yder Continuation School in 1960 and joined the armed military force in 1963. He served proudly in the Vietnam War and after 20 years of service, he retired from active duty and began working as a civilian for the US government. He spent about 30 years in South Korea, serving for the US government.
Harry was a gentle, quiet, hard working, honest man who cared deeply about his family. He worked hard to provide for his family and took care of his friends and family.
The Lord called him home on April 2, 2014. He leaves behind his wife Ok Cha Williams, daughter Helen Williams, sisters Esther Crumbly, Marilyn Blake, Cheryl Grayson, brothers Walter Jennings, Edward Wright Jr., Richard Wright, great nieces and nephews, nieces, and nephews, uncles, aunts and a host of family and friends. He has touched many lives all over the world and will be dearly missed and never forgotten.
March 17, 1952 – April 2, 2014
November 23, 1938 – April 2, 2014
January 30, 1924 – April 2, 2014
Patrick John Groff, PhD, of San Diego, California, passed away on April 2, 2014 at the age of 90.
Patrick is preceded in death by his wife, Edna (Koehn) Groff, a fellow professor at San Diego State University.
He is survived by Christopher Groff, his son, Marcela Groff, daughter-in-law, Carolina Groff, granddaughter, and Luis Patrick Groff, grandson.
Patrick was born in Crescent City, California on January 30, 1924. He was raised in southern Oregon. At the age of 18, he entered World War II where he served in the South Pacific as a navy signalman. After returning from the war, Patrick enrolled at the University of Oregon. In 1947, he joined the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Patrick went on to graduate from the University of Oregon with a BA and MA degrees. After graduating from Oregon, he taught elementary school for two years. In 1950, he was admitted into the PhD program at University of California, Berkeley in Public Education. He graduated from University of California, Berkeley in 1955.
After graduating from University of California, Patrick took a position at San Diego State University in the Department of Education. His wife, Edna, also worked as a professor in the same department. Patrick was on the SDSU faculty for over 30 years. He published over 300 publications and nine books in the fields of Education and literacy. He was an international expert in the field of phonics. In 1995, the National Right to Read Foundation named their National Teacher of the Year award, the Dr. Patrick J. Groff National Teacher of the Year award.
Funeral and interment will be on April 15, 2014 at Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, California. After the funeral, a reception will be held at Patrick´s residence.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to in memory of Dr. Patrick Groff to:
The University of Oregon Foundation
1720 E. 13th Avenue, Suite 410
Eugene, OR 97403-2253
The National Right to Read Foundation
823 Crystal Lane
Strasburg, VA 22657
October 22, 1933 – March 27, 2014
January 3, 1967 – March 26, 2014
September 26, 1980 – March 26, 2014
July 2, 1950 – March 26, 2014
June 27, 1936 – March 25, 2014