Paul Gropp

Obituary of Paul Allen Gropp

Paul Allen Gropp was called home by the Lord on May 9, 2022. Paul was born on July 4, 1949, in LaPorte, Indiana to Phyllis Moon Gropp and Paul William Gropp. He graduated from Springfield Township High School and Purdue University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He worked at power plants in New Orleans, LA and Buchanan, NY. After Paul retired from Indian Point power plant, he worked as a tax preparer for H & R Block. On June 22, 1974 he married Martha Jane Fairchild, who predeceased him in July 2004. On December 16, 2006 he married Nettie Louise Bond Marshall, who predeceased him on May 8, 2020. He was a loving husband. Paul is survived by four sons, Paul William, John Logan (wife Brandi), Peter Allen, Andrew Justin. He is also survived by stepdaughter, Sandra Tompkins (husband Joe), stepson, Mark Marshall (wife Linda) and four step grandchildren, Joey (wife Kori), Rachel and William Tompkins and Jenessia Proffitt. Paul is also survived by his mother, Phyllis Ekovich, sisters Peggy Grzesiowski (husband George), Barbara Berby (husband Michael), Mary McLean (husband Rod),brothers Michael Ekovich (wife Pam), Joseph Ekovich (wife Judy) and Thomas Ekovich, Eighteen nephews and nieces, twenty-nine grand nephews and nieces and one great grandniece. As an engineer, Paul had a unique ability to analyze and solve problems which helped him tinker with old cars and other electrical devices. Paul was a faithful servant at Vassar Road Baptist Church, serving as a deacon, Bible study teacher and helping the church and others in any way he could. Paul was a very generous and loving man, and he did all he could to help his family and others. Paul will be missed very much. Calling hours will be Sunday, May 15, 2022 from 3 to 6pm, at DiDonato Funeral Home, 1290 Route 9W, Marlboro NY. Funeral services will be 9:30am Monday, May 16, 2022 at DiDonato Funeral Home, followed by a graveside moment at Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery, 342 South Avenue, Poughkeepsie and then a reception at Vassar Road Baptist Church.

Visitation at Funeral Home

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunday, May 15, 2022
The DiDonato Funeral Service, Inc
1290 Route 9W
Marlboro, New York, United States

Funeral Service

9:30 am
Monday, May 16, 2022
DiDonato Funeral Home
1290 Route 9W
Marlboro, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery
342 South Avenue
Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
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