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Vincent Rauth Groh

Sunday , September 29, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Monday, September 30, 2019 at 1:30 PM

St. Ann Catholic Church


Vincent Rauth Groh, 86, of  Hedgesville, WV, passed away, Monday, September 23, 2019, at the Fahrney-Keedy Home and Village.

Born Saturday, January 7, 1933 in Hagerstown, MD, he was the son of the late Garland E Groh and the late Catharine (Rauth) Groh. He was also preceded in death by his wife Barbara Ingram Groh.

He graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1951. He later graduated from  Johns Hopkins University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa . He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War.
Vincent was an attorney in Hagerstown and branched out to real estate development. He was a member of the Optimists Club,Long Meadow Rotary Club,and the Salvation Army Board, where was awarded the Life Time Achievement Award. He was elected as a delegate to the Maryland Constitutional Convention. Vince enjoyed playing tennis and piano,and spending time with family especially his grandchildren. Vincent will be remembered for his quirky and dry sense of humor.

He is survived by his daughter, Katherine Fitzsimmons and husband Brendan of Williamsport, MD; son, Stephen V. Groh and wife Gina of Charles Town, WV; three grandsons, Stephen Vincent Groh, Jr. of Charles Town, WV, Michael Foster Groh of Charles Town, WV and Dalton Rauth Fitzsimmons of Williamsport, MD; granddaughter, Barbara Katherine Fitzsimmons of Williamsport, MD.

He was also preceded in death by his brother, Charles G. Groh.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, September 30, 2019, at 1:30 pm, at  St. Ann Catholic Church, 1525 Oak Hill Avenue Hagerstown, MD, with the Rev. Msgr. J. Bruce Jarboe as celebrant.

Family will receive friends at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD on Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Private interment will be at the Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Foundation, 38 South Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Guest Book

Vincent was such a special man. He will be greatly missed and always remembered. A good friend and a blessing to so many - evidence of his accomplishments and generosity will be long lasting. My prayers are with his family of whom he was so proud.

Pat Halladay
Chambersburg, PA

Dear Katie, Brenden and Family... Dear Stephen, Gina and Family... So sorry for your loss. Vincent was a blessing to this community and helped it to grow in so many ways. May God... Father, Son, and Holy Spirit be with you...Peace

TERRY DOUB and Rev. Eleanor Doub
Williamsport, MD

I knew Vince and Barbara both. Tuned Barbara's piano in the '80's and played Vince's Steinway concert Grand on N. Potomac St. on several occasions. Always wished I could have played it more for him because I know even though I was there for a raucous Rotary party, he was always closeby listening. Really enjoyed knowing him and will miss him tremendously. My condolences to his family.

Wally McClure
Hagerstown, MD

I will remember his dry sense of humor with fondness. He was able to bring out a smile! Vincent was a silent friend of so many nonprofits and fundraisers. He had a servant's heart. Our community has been made better because of him. My deepest sympathies to his family.

Thomas B Riford

Vincent was a valued friend. I will miss his humor and our entertaining conversations. Peace and Blessings.

Barry C Harbaugh
Clear Spring, md

I miss you already boss man can't stop in and shoot the breeze with you anymore not no more in this lifetime you were always a great boss , teacher ,and friend so onward to the next step as you used to say your friend cliff

Clifford chaney and family
Hagerstown , Maryland

My deepest sympathies to you Katy and family on the passing of your father.

Trina Johnson
Hagerstown , MD

Vincent R. Groh was a true hero of America's forgotten victory- the Korean War. Though not a member of Antietam Chapter 312 Korean War Veterans Association, nevertheless we condole with you on your loss. Charles L. Mobley, Jr. Past Commander

Charles Mobley
Hagerstown, MARYLAND

So sorry for your loss. Praying for your during this difficult time.

Donna Mowen
Hagerstown, MD

Katherine and Stephen, We are very sorry for your loss. We were his neighbors on Blakeley Farm. Patti & Tom Corley

Patti Corley
Charles Town, WV

Rest in peace dear soul..I will dearly miss the times that we sat in your office eating cookies and talking about your grand-kids,real estate,politics and 'Brexit' the pup. I only regret that we didn't have more time together. Truly sorry to the family for their loss. God bless.


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