Franklin D. Groom of Bloomingburg, N.Y., formerly of Goshen, N.Y., dies at age 81

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Franklin D. Groom of Bloomingburg, N.Y., formerly of Goshen, N.Y., passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, at Orange Regional Medical Center in the Town of Wallkill, N.Y. He was 81.

Son of Warren and Frances Martin Groom, he was born on Jan. 19, 1937, in Middletown, N.Y. He was a driver for Manheim New York, Newburgh, N.Y. He was also a Navy veteran and a die-hard Mets fan.

Survivors include his wife, Terry Cooper Groom, at home; son, Steve Groom of Montana; daughters, Margaret Gibson of Schenectady, N.Y., Lori Groom-Hendrick of Pine Bush, N.Y., and Tammy Groom of Bloomingburg; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his son Robert; brother, Elman; and sisters, Alberta, Marjorie, Mildred, Evelyn, and Loretta.

Visitation was held Aug. 17 at the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, Walden, N.Y. Funeral services followed at the funeral home. Cremation was in the Cedar Hill Crematory, Newburgh.

Memorial contributions may be made to Castle Point Veterans’ Hospital.

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