Sara Grochmal

Sara D Grochmal

Wednesday, September 12th, 1923 - Sunday, June 28th, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Sara Grochmal, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Sara Grochmal

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Sara's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Sara's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


Sara Dykes Grochmal, 96, of San Mateo, passed from this life on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at her home following a long wonderful life. She was known for her beautiful smile and bright blue-gray eyes. Born in San Mateo, Sara lived most all her life in San Mateo except for a brief time in Macclenny where she graduated from Baker County High School in 1941. Sara worked 25 years as a clerk at the old Checkerboard Feed Store. She was a member of St. Monica Catholic Church in Palatka as well as Senior Friends and the Singles Club where she served as treasurer. In her leisure time, Sara enjoyed sewing, reading. dancing and especially fishing. She was most happy when people came to visit, especially babies. They would light up her world. She will be dearly missed by many.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Zigmund A. Grochmal, a son, Marvin Morris Brown, her parents, Walter Dykes and Della Rogero Dykes and 1 brother, Wiley Dykes, Winter Park and 1 sister, Willie Lee Farrow, Ocala.
Sara is survived by a son, Walter Glenn Brown (Deckie) of San Mateo, a daughter, Frances Annette Brown of St. Augustine, a dearly beloved sister, Patricia Kilgore (Jimmy) of San Mateo, 4 grandchildren, Dawn Wesley, Dena Maynard (Michael), Darrell Gardner (Vicki) and Melissa Gardner, 8 great-grandchildren and numerous other extended family.
Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Friday, July 3, 2020 at St. Monica Catholic Church with Father Ron Camarda as celebrant. Burial will follow at San Mateo Cemetery. Lunch will be served at the family home following the service. 358 East End Road, San Mateo. No public visitation is scheduled.
Due to concerns with the Covid 19 virus, all attending the services at the church are required to wear face masks.
Flowers are gratefully accepted or memorial donations may be sent to Community Hospice, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Sara’s Book of Memories page at
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Sara D Grochmal, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Sara

Service Details

  • Service

    Friday, July 3rd, 2020 | 10:00am
    Friday, July 3rd, 2020 10:00am
    St. Monica Catholic Church
    114 South 4th Street
    PALATKA, FL 32177
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Father Ron Camarda
  • Interment

    San Mateo Cemetery
    141 San Mateo Rd.
    SAN MATEO, FL 32187
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Sara here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Richard and Denise Mooney sent flowers to the family of Sara D Grochmal.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Linda Argall

Posted at 09:41am
I will miss you. Thanks for making me a part of your family. Love you

Anna Johnson

Posted at 06:32pm
Sara was a special person. She was always welcoming and with that smile, she had could make your day. Our thoughts, love, and prayers .

Valerie Wilson

Posted at 03:11pm
In honor of Sara. My thoughts & prayers are with you.
Tree Image
A memorial tree was planted in the memory of Sara Grochmal — Plant a Tree Now

Richard and Denise Mooney

Posted at 12:22pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Flower Image

Richard and Denise Mooney purchased flowers for the family of Sara Grochmal. Send Flowers

Richard Mooney

Posted at 09:00am
Aunt Sara and my mama Kate Mooney were the best of friends, I am sorry for your loss.

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each

Tribute Video

Share by: