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GROPPA, 'Antonio'' Gennero Age 78. Former Lancaster resident Antonio ''Gennero'' Groppa passed away March 5, 2014, at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, Calif. Mr. Groppa was born October 8, 1935 in Pennsylvania to Antonio G and Nancy Groppa. He graduated from Antelope Valley High School and continued his education at Antelope Valley College where he received his AA degree. He married Elieen Osborn and she preceded him in death on April 24, 1993. He is survived by his children David Alan Groppa, and Julie Ann Barros her husband Dimitri Barros and grandson Dominick Daniel Barros. He served in the Air Force from 1953-1961. After being honorably discharged from the Air Force, he worked for Edwards Air Force Base for 40 years as an Air Craft Mechanic. In retirement he enjoyed spending time with his family; Mr. Groppa was also a member of the Lancaster Elks Lodge BPOE for 49 years. His family wrote 'Antonio lived life with integrity and bravery. He will be missed by his family, but we will see him again'. A visitation will be held at Halley Olsen Murphy Funerals & Cremations , Lancaster from 4-8 pm Friday, March 14, 2014 with a Vigil Service at 7 pm. A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 10am, Saturday, March 15, 2014 with interment following at Joshua Memorial Park, Lancaster and reception to be held afterward.

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