Jerry Richard Groetsch, Sr., age 78, of Metairie, LA passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
He was the beloved husband for 47 years of the late Marilyn B. Groetsch. He is survived by his children Jerry R. Groetsch, Jr. and Kirk Groetsch (Kim); grandchildren Kyle Groetsch and Kole Groetsch; one brother Richard Groetsch (Mona); and brother-in-law Alden Marrero. He is preceded in death by his parents Gerard and Marguerite Groetsch; sister Joyce Michel Marrero, and brother Thomas “Tommy” Groetsch.
Mr. Groetsch was a native New Orleanian and proudly served in the United Stated Navy during the Korean War. He was co-owner of Crown Buick GMC, where he retired after 40 years of dedicated service, and was a member of the Louisiana Auto Dealers Association and the Greater New Orleans Executive Association. Jerry was an avid outdoorsman, spending his time fishing, or playing tennis or golf. Jerry will be remembered for his fun loving personality and his passion and ability to help others rise to meet their full potential. He left a tremendous effect on those who knew him and he will be dearly missed.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Dr, Metairie, LA 70001. Visitation will be held prior to mass beginning at 10:00 a.m. until service time. Interment will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery.