Karl F. Groh

January 14, 1925January 8, 2021

Karl F. Groh born January 14, 1925 in Mineral Wells, Texas, passed away from natural causes on January 8, 2021 in Jupiter Florida.

Karl was an Army veteran and worked until his retirement for the New York City Transit Authority. He loved trains and trolley cars and knew enough history about them to start clubs for fellow enthusiasts. He lost his wife Beatrice in the fall of 2012. Karl will be buried at St Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY.

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Thomas Zach

January 18, 2021

My uncle was always ready to help Someone who needed it. When I was studying photography in school, he found me the camera I wanted at a better price, helping me to save money. He was always very kind to me, and never got mad or angry -ever- and was always very patient.
Rest in peace Uncle Karl

kenneth zach

January 15, 2021

Uncle Karl, was one of those quiet, gentle souls, almost the opposite of Aunt Bea. He had a very precise nature when printing (every letter was exactly the same height) or recounting a memory or answering a question - especially when it was about the TA or trolley cars. I remember an outing to the Brantford Trolley Museum and how proud he was to show the family his skills as the motorman! Fr. Ken

Donna Guajardo

January 13, 2021

The Texas branch of the family knew him as Uncle Jerry, and even though we only got to see him once, we still remember how delighted he was with the train which ran right in front of his sister Elsie's house. The following pictures are of when he came for Grandma's funeral, in 1985. All the siblings, then the great-niece and nephews and the Groh nieces and nephews. We were all smitten with him, and wished he wasn't so far away. My mom, his sister Ginger (Virginia), told story after story of how he teased her (in the most loving, big-brother way) when they were young. I'm sure it was a great surprise to him when she met him at the Pearly Gate, along with their brothers. Rest in Peace, Uncle Jerry.

Mariann Zach

January 13, 2021

Aunt Bea and Uncle Karl coming to dinner at my parents’ house meant lively banter, fun facts about trains and subways, and always a good time. He was gentle, kind, and soft-spoken, and always ready with a short quip or a funny turn of phrase that was insightful and clever and made you laugh. He was truly one of a kind, I consider myself fortunate that he was my uncle. We are all the better for having known him.

Veronica Damoulis

January 13, 2021

Uncle Karl was a gentle man whose knowledge was admirable. He could school you on history, geography, baseball and anything about trains and trolleys. He loved photography and letter writing. He had pen pals across the world until later in life while he cared for Aunt Bea. He liked when we visited and brought chocolate chip cookies and dark chocolate bars. He always had low blood sugar which baffled us.

Rest in peace Uncle Karl and tell our loved ones we miss them.

David Zach

January 13, 2021

Of the many memories, I remember most going to Danbury CT with Uncle Karl to see the trolleys. I still have the picture of me with one of the trolleys we rode that day. I also remember sitting with him on the first train car that spoke to you when the doors closed. "The trolley car of the future!" he exclaimed. It must have been the late 70's. When I graduated college he and I would email each other every couple of months to check in. I definitely miss the emails and notes from him. "Hello Young Man" he would always begin the email and it was always filled with his many catch phrases.
RIP Uncle Karl. I don't think I ever saw you mad, upset or anything but the kind, gentle, person I will always remember.

Dee Delany

January 13, 2021

Uncle Karl was also an avid stamp collector. As a philatelist, he was most interested in teaching Rickie and myself about how to collect stamps and have them postmarked by mailing an stamped empty envelope back to ourselves.

When Uncle Karl first met Aunt Bea, it was quite noticeable that he was in love with her. He was quite smitten. He tried his best to care for her in her last years.

He was always kind and considerate of us all. He was the one who introduced me to the Texas fruitcake company. Our family could always expect and welcome a Texas fruitcake every year.