Ralph L. “Tiggie” DeGroff Jr., a retired investment banker whose advocacy has aided the translation and publication of historical 17th century Dutch American documents, died April 19 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson at age 81. The Ruxton resident died from lung cancer.
Ralph Lynn DeGroff was born in Baltimore and raised on Taplow Road in Homeland. He was the son of Ralph L. DeGroff, a partner in the investment firm of Robert Garrett & Sons Inc., and Marion Wilson DeGroff, a homemaker.
Known as “Tiggie,” Mr. DeGroff was a 1954 graduate of Gilman School and obtained a bachelor’s degree in 1958 from Princeton University.
He was a 1960...