ANTHONY GROPF was born on December 27, 1936, to Nicholas (Buster) and Mildred Gropf, in New York City. He passed away September 13, 2021 in Chickasha. He was stationed at Tinker Air Force base where he met and married Marilu on May 18, 1957. He married Caroline Grossniklaus Smith on March 20, 2015 and moved to Verden, OK.
Tony worked for the US Postal Services in many different positions until his retirement in 1991. Tony loved to bowl, play bridge and travel. Tony volunteered for many years at St. John’s United Methodist Church.
Tony was preceded in death by his parents Buster and Millie and wife, Marilu. Survivors include his wife Caroline Smith of Verden, OK, children Lisa (Gropf) Nelms and her husband Gene of Oklahoma City and Karen (Gropf) Raymond and her husband Rob of Yukon. His brother Nicky and wife Rosemarie of New York City. Grandchildren include Justin Watson and his wife Kara, Robyn Reynolds, Kyle Nelms, Cole Nelms, Lanie Tate, Lisa Raymond, Chad Raymond and his wife Tabitha. Great grandchildren Noah and Maci Raymond, Logan and Chace Watson, Harper and Hudson Reynolds and Colter Nelms.
There will be no services at Tony’s request.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Anthony’s name to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (www.omrf.org).
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