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MARCH 30, 1914 -- NOV. 8, 2004

Crandall Martin DeGroff, a lifelong Perry resident and former administrator with Champion Products, died Monday in Wyoming County Community Hospital, Warsaw, after a brief illness. He was 90.

Born in Perry, Mr. DeGroff graduated from Perry High School in 1934. He served as a supervisor and administrator with Champion Products in Perry for 41 years until retiring in 1977.

He was a member and former elder of Brick Presbyterian Church. He also was a member of Constellation Lodge No. 404, Free & Accepted Masons; past patron and district lecturer of Order of the Eastern Star; former member of the Loyal Order of Moose in Batavia; Perry volunteer fire chief from 1946 to 1948; member of the Exempt Firemen's Benevolent Association; and former Castile town councilman.

He enjoyed golfing.

His wife, Harriet M. Clark DeGroff, died in 1987. He is survived by a son, Ronald M. of Webster; a daughter, Melissa A. Murphy of Perry; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, 98 N. Main St., Perry. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Perry.


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