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Alton Gromatzky

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Alton Lionel Gromatzky, 84, passed away Oct. 4, 2018, in Hamilton.

Graveside services were held Oct. 7 in Immanuel Cemetery in Pottsville under the direction of Riley Funeral Home.

Mr. Gromatzky was born in Pottsville Sept. 30, 1934, to Lionel Paul “Johnny” Gromatzky and Lena Marie Zettler Gromatzky. He lived most of his life Hamilton County and was a member of the Lutheran church.

After graduation from Pottsville High School, he worked for the local telephone company and Purity Products. He served in the Armed Forces from March 1957 to March 1959. While in the army, he was a cook. His Decorations included Expert Marksman Rifle and Good Conduct Medal. He owned and operated Hamilton Mill & Elevator for a number of years and was also a farmer. In his later years, he was a truck driver for AMPI and O&B Farms.

In his retirement years, he enjoyed cooking, country/ western dancing, horse races, fishing with his friends and reading historical military and biographical books.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a younger brother, Verner Weldon Gromatzky.

Alton is survived by three daughters and their husbands, Dena Kathleen and Boyd Holley, Sheryle Lenn and David Kopp and Karen Lea and Marty Jungman; grandchildren Jessica Holley Coalson and husband Jason, Jared Holley, Tanner Kopp, Taylor Kopp Berry and husband Colton, Katelin Kuhlwein Lanting and husband Greg and Ashlin Kuhlwein; six great-grandchildren; a nephew, Darrell Gromatzky; and a great-nephew.

Memorial donations may be made to Hamilton Public Library.