Louis “Tony” Groom

Louis “Tony” Groom passed away peacefully on Feb. 6, 2020, in Buchanan.

He is survived by his wife, Josie Grooms, and their two loving sons, Levi and Aaron Grooms; his mother, Diane Isek; and brother, Scott Gutierrez.

Tony was a surgical tech at Pawating/Lakeland Hospital in Niles for 25 years. He had a passion for coaching baseball through the FOP in Niles. The smiles of the kids’ face brought joy to heart — that made his smile brighter than the sun.

Tony’s final words: “Please don’t cry. Just because we have to part, as long as you remember me, I will forever live in your hearts.”