John (Jack) Goodfellow de Grouchy, 99, of Princeton died Friday, March 26, 2021. Born in Upper Darby, PA, he resided much of his life in the Philadelphia area, later settling down in Newtown, PA and Princeton, NJ. Jack was an accomplished athlete throughout his life and spent summers of his youth lifeguarding with his brothers in Stone Harbor, NJ. In addition to wrestling, he played football at Haverford High School. Jack was a proud graduate of Lehigh University where he lettered in football, and swimming. He was also very active in the Chi Phi Fraternity. Jack was a United States Army World War II Veteran having served in the Pacific Theater. Jack started his career at WR Grace in New York, went on to start his own firm as a Certified Public Accountant and then a partner for many years at deGrouchy-Sifer & Co. Jack was a founding member of National Junior Tennis and Learning of Trenton and continued to serve on the Board of Directors, a past member of the Newtown Borough Council, Past President of the Newtown Rotary, member of Pretty Brook Tennis Club and Springdale Golf Club.
Son of the late William and Gertrude (Kelly) deGrouchy, husband of the late Janet E. deGrouchy, brother of the late R. Travis deGrouchy and Richard deGrouchy, he is survived by his sister Sally L. McCaffrey, and his three daughters Felice Kincannon, Janine deGrouchy-Hraska and Suzanne deGrouchy, son-in-law, Paul Hraska, and grandchildren, Zoe Hraska, Thomas Siller, and Georgeanne Siller. He is also survived by his stepchildren Richard Tomlinson, David Tomlinson, Elizabeth Bartels, Andrew Tomlinson, their spouses, and more grandchildren: Sarah, Coleman, and Sophie Bartels; Chloe, Trevor, Emily, Samuel, Will and Drew Tomlinson, and three great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Jack de Grouchy Scholarship fund at NJTL of Trenton, 949 W. State Street, Trenton, NJ 08618, https://www.njtloftrenton.org/
A graveside service will be held 11:00 am on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at the Washington Crossing Veterans Cemetery, 830 Highland Road, Newtown, PA.