Teddy O’Neil Groggs


STOW, OHIO -Teddy O'Neal Groggs, born March 13, 1942 in Calhoun County, West Virginia, died Dec. 2, 2018 at home surrounded by his family, just as he wanted. He waged a furious battle again his leukemia, far surpassing his doctor’s expectations. His zest for life was the reason.

He and my mother handled everything together and were great friends as well as spouses. They set the example for my brother and I, and many others I’m sure. He was a best friend to my brother and the best Dad a girl could ever ask for, and he possessed “Papa” skills that were untouchable. We will be mournful in his passing but forever touched by his presence, until we see him again.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Bob, Paul, Frank and Bud, and sisters Sue, Jean and Lottie. He is survived by our mother, Charlotte, and his children Eddie (Joyce) Groggs of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and Shelley (Joseph) Lahtonen of Tallmadge, Ohio; his grandchildren, which were his everything: Julie (Mike) Shenise, Jacob (Fayth) Lahtonen, Sarah, Matthew, Susan, Michael and Nathan Groggs. He also became a great-grandfather five weeks ago with the birth of Lillie Ann to Jacob and Fayth. He is also survived by his sisters Norma and Loretta, and brothers Bill and Mike. Please see the full obituary at www.redmonfuneralhome.com A  special thanks to the Infusion Nursing staff at the Jean and Milton Cooper Pavilion and to Crossroads Hospice Care and their staff, which were both remarkable in their care and attention to my Dad and our family.

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