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Joseph Ray Degroff

May 24, 1951 — January 25, 2022

Alliance

Joseph Ray DeGroff, 70, of Alliance passed away on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at Altercare of Alliance. Joseph was born on May 24, 1951 to the late Gordon M. and Lorena Mae (McEldowny) DeGroff. Joe was Baptist by faith and was a 1970 graduate of Marlington High School and retired from Alliance City Schools after 29 years of service. He enjoyed watching NASCAR and football; however most important to him was spending time with his family.

Joseph is survived by his wife Debbie (Tedrow) DeGroff who he married October 25, 1980; two daughters Melissa DeGroff of Dallas, TX. and Haley DeGroff of Alliance; a brother Frank (Mitzi) DeGroff; a sister Cynthia (Alan) Yama, sister-in-laws Kimberly (Larry) Durenda, Mary Tedrow, brother-in-laws John Tedrow, Robert (Cathy) Tedrow and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents Joseph was preceded in death by two brothers Michael and William DeGroff.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday,Feb. 12, 2022 at 1:00 PM at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home in Sebring, Ohio with Pastor Ross Riggs officiating. Family and friends will be received the hour prior to the service from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. A live stream of the services will be available by visiting www.grfuneralhome.com and joining through Joseph's obituary. The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made in Joseph's honor to either the Altercare of Alliance Resident Fund, 11750 Klinger Ave. NE, Alliance, OH 44601 or Aultman Hospice Care, 270 East State Street, Suite 130, Alliance, OH 44601. You may sign the guest register and view the obituary online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, 330-938-2526.

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Saturday, February 12, 2022

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home

126 West Vermont Avenue, Sebring, OH 44672

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Memorial Service

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home

126 West Vermont Avenue, Sebring, OH 44672

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