CORTLAND - Eric Robert Groff, 41, of Cortland, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at his home.
He was born Oct. 13, 1972, in Warren, a son of Robert S. and Ruth E. Thomason Groff.
He attended Warren Western Reserve High School and completed his journeyman certification for tool and die in 1998.
Eric was employed as a tool and die maker with Atlantic Tool and Die in Seville, and was formerly employed with Delphi Packard Electric.
Eric loved spending time with his dog, Gunther.
Besides his parents, Eric is survived by his fiancee, Stacie Franks of Cortland; brothers, Steve (Audra) Groff of Cortland and David Groff of Warren; half-sisters, Carole Finch and Cindy (David) Durst; niece, Abbey Groff; and nephew, Austin Groff.
A private graveside service was held.
Arrangements were handled by Carl W. Hall Funeral Home.