Dr. Howard G. Groshell, Jr., age 90, passed away on June 24, 2023 at his home. He was the devoted husband of Mary Rellahan Groshell. They shared 27 years of marriage together. Dr. Groshell was born in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky and was the son of Howard and Emma Boast Groshell. He attended Jacksonville University and received his medical degree at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. He went on to receive his surgical training in Michigan.
Dr. Groshell practiced medicine and performed surgery for over 40 years. He founded the first surgical residency program in Jacksonville at Jacksonville Medical Center. He had multiple offices throughout Jacksonville and many loyal patients and employees. His specialty was treating fibromyalgia and his greatest desire was to cure fibromyalgia so that his patients would have a full and happy life. His kindness and dedication to his patients is legendary. His dream was to teach others his special protocol for pain relief. He wrote several books on the topic of fibromyalgia, including East Meets West from the Bottom Up. He was the founder of the first surgical residency program in Jacksonville at Jacksonville Medical Center, and he was a visionary. His hobby was unique real estate property acquisitions.
Upon moving to Jacksonville as a teenager, Dr. Groshell attended Lee High School. He was a member of the high school band in which he played trombone. He joined the military during the Korean War and played in the military band in Heidelberg, Germany. Later, he sang and played trombone with the Robert Shaw Chorale and Jacksonville Symphony.
Dr. Groshell is survived by his wife, Mary; his three sons: Howard, Benjamin and Daniel; his three daughters-in-law: Amy, Liza and Mariela; his two step-daughters: Megan and Whitney Rellahan; his grandchildren: Gabrielle, Gentry, Hollis, Hurley, Stella, Jacob, Maxine, Nicolas, Jude, Alex and Dominick. He recently was blessed with twin great grandchildren, Benjamin and Blake. He is also survived by his special nephew, Michael Maddox and his beloved dog, Tiger, who was always by his side.
There will be a celebration of Dr. Groshell's life on his birthday, September 12th!