Leonard F. Gropper, Jr. "Lenny" passed away at age 74 in Fort Lauderdale, FL on February 20, 2014 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Mr. Gropper resided in Ft. Lauderdale Fl. and Blooming Grove, PA.

He was born in Woodside, Queens NY on May 11, 1939 and was preceded in death by his parents, Helen and Leonard F. Gropper Sr. and an infant son, Mathew M.


Mr. Gropper is survived by his wife, Barbara Braton Gropper, son Leonard F. Gropper, III, son and daughter in law, Keith & Lisa Pins Gropper, son and daughter in law, James and Christina Munich Gropper, daughter and son in law, Kerri Gropper Tucker and Thomas Tucker, son and daughter in law, William and Dara Eberhart Gropper, daughter Catherine Gropper and grandchildren, Maxwell, Erin, Jackie, Elizabeth James, Lillian, and Isabel Gropper.

Mr. Gropper retired from Steamfitters Industry, Local 638, New York City following a long career as a steamfitter and as a mechanical contractor.

The funeral arrangements are under the direction of Vanella’s Funeral Chapel located on Long Island at 2860 Long Beach Rd. Oceanside, N.Y. 11572 Viewing Friday, March 7, 2014 from 2-4 p.m. and 7- 9 p.m.

Following a Christian burial service at the funeral chapel. Mr. Gropper will be interred in St. Michael’s Cemetery, 7202 Astoria Blvd. East Elmhurst, NY on Saturday March 8, 2014.

A memorial service will be held in Blooming Grove, PA in the spring.