William A. Groman, professor emeritus at the School of Forestry, died Friday, Aug. 27. He was 78.

Dr. Groman was born Nov. 25, 1931, in Abington, Pa., and was raised in Doylestown, Pa. He attended Penn State University, where he received his bachelor’s degree. He received his master’s degree and Ph.D. from Oregon State University and moved to Arizona in 1972 to work at Northern Arizona University and taught in the School of Forestry until 1995.

Dr. Groman was a member of the Elks Club for more than 50 years and was a fellow in the Society of American Foresters. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean Conflict. He and his wife, Irene, moved to Pebble Creek in Goodyear in 1999.

Dr. Groman is survived by his wife, Irene R. Groman; sons Robert and James Groman; brother James Groman; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 2:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 10, at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, in Phoenix.

Condolences may be sent to the family at thompsonfuneralchapel.com.