David S. Grobosky, 49, salesman for manufacturer

February 05, 2004

David S. Grobosky, a salesman with Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. and a former Abingdon resident, died of cancer Friday at his home in York, Pa. He was 49.

Mr. Grobosky was born in Louisville, Ky., and raised in Williamsville, N.Y. He earned a bachelor's degree in liberal arts from the University of Connecticut at Storrs in 1976.

He began his sales career as an agent for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. In 1985, he moved to Baltimore, where he held sales positions with Westvaco and Weyerhauser corporations. Since 1998, he had worked for Smurfit-Stone, a manufacturer of corrugated packaging.

A resident of York since 1999, Mr. Grobosky enjoyed golf and coaching youth soccer.

He was a former member of Bel Air United Methodist Church.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in York.

Mr. Grobosky is survived by his wife of 21 years, the former Deborah Lohss; a son, Ryan L. Grobosky of York; his parents, Robert E. and Elizabeth Grobosky of Magnolia, Del.; a brother, Paul Grobosky of Denver; and two sisters, Kay Hanna of Massillon, Ohio, and Jill DeShullo of Kennett Square, Pa.

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