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David Lewis Groll

04/02/1955 - 08/10/2018
Service Date: 08/18/2018
Service Time: 11:00 AM
Service Location: Christ's Church of the Valley, 5835 W. Ray Rd., Chandler, Arizona

On Friday, August 10, 2018 at 6:44 AM, David Lewis Groll passed away at the age of 63.  David was born April 2, 1955 in Mesa, Arizona to Carl and Rosa Groll.  David started his career as a reserved firefighter from 1983 to 1988 with Rural Metro, and then pursued his career as an engineer firefighter until 2015 when he retired.    In his spare time David also drove school buses for Gilbert Public Schools for the last 6 years.

David was preceded in death by his father Carl; his mother Rosa; and a brother Doug.  He is survived by his 3 children, Becky, JoAnne, David Carl and 6 step-children; 5 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandson; 1 brother Danny Groll; 1 sister Sharon Willis; and 3 nephews.

Visitation will be held at 10:00 AM with Funeral Services at 11:00 AM, Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Christ’s Church of The Valley, 5835 W. Ray Rd, Chandler, AZ 85226.

No flowers are requested, however; in his memory we are asking for plant donations.   In lieu of flowers donations may be sent in care of Bunker’s University Chapel, 3529 E. University Drive, Mesa, AZ 85213.


  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time.

  • Enjoy Heaven Brother, you earned it.

  • Chris Stringfellow

    Condolences to Dave’s family and friends. Peace in your hearts.

  • Jayson Haselton

    I’ve been thinking about you all everyday. I can’t find the words to comfort you all but just know that I love you guys.

    You’ve always been like a father to me. You were always straight with me and knew what I needed to hear, even if I wasn’t going to like it. You took care of the neighborhood and us kids like a guardian angel. Now you’ll be looking down on us guiding us through life choices just like you’ve always done. When you get thru those gates, give Robbie a hug for me. I love you old man. I’ll miss you.

  • What a great man. Proud to have worked with him.

  • David, I will miss our morning visits and coffee breaks. Rest in peace my friend.

  • Rest in heaven, Dave. You will be missed, Big Daaaavve!!!!

  • Rebecca rexstrew

    Daddy you will be missed. I love you

  • William & Michelle Prentice

    Miss ya old friend. RIP sir. May God Speed.

  • Sorry for your loss. Worked with Dave back in my Rural days.

  • Shanna Campbell

    I’m so very sorry for the loss. Prayers are with all of you at this time.

  • Verlyn & Maite Lindsay

    Our prayers are with you and yours. No more pain and you can now ride all you want to in Heaven. God Bless and you surely you will be missed.

  • Jessica Boettger

    I still cant believe your gone…. all the good memories I have keep coming back and make me smile….I will miss u…. love u dad…
    To the family….I’m here for u guys if u need anything….

  • I am sorry to hear of the loss of this fine man

  • You will be missed brother!

  • Rest Easy Brother, you’ve earned it. You will be missed.

  • Will miss you, thank you for all you did. You always had a kind word for everyone.

  • Bless you for your selfless sacrifice, and may you Rest In Peace knowing you leave behind a legacy of commitment to the service of others. Prayers for peace and healing to those who were blessed to know you.

  • What a shock to hear! Never believed it could happen, he just kept going and going and going ( even made the Energizer bunny tired). One of the most respectable, dependable, and kindest individuals I’ve ever had the honor to know. You will be missed,

  • Rest in peace my friend you will be missed

  • Sandie and Gary Martinson

    RIP our gentle giant, may you know that you made a difference.

  • My deepest sympathy to the Groll family! Dave you will be missed, your memory and gentle soul will always fill my heart with joy my friend when I think of you. RIP David.

  • Kenneth Diamond

    You will be missed my brother, anyways enjoyed working with you and taking with you. Rest in peace.

  • My prayers are with you all! Dave was the best to have on field trips, always there to make ya smile, I will miss that! Another angel to watch over us, I will keep you in my heart and enjoy the memories I have…God Bless!! DC, as you already know, I’m only a phone call or txt away!

  • I guess were going to have to get together and have those wings in Gods kingdom. You will be greatly missed Dave.

  • Dave, the only consolation, you are not in pain any longer. I know you are in paradise now, you have to be. Dave, you lived your life to the fullest and gave it your all. Your honesty, integrity & value I will never forget. We sure had some funny stories back in the emergency room days. Rest in peace my brother. I’ll see you again some day. Lovingly. Joeta

  • Brenda Scott Jenkins

    So Sorry to find out your gone Dave….. MHS!….Thanks for your Help with getting me out of a fire fine …. You had me worried I got you in trouble…. Fly High my Friend

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