Edward V. McGroarty III, 58, of Malvern, vice president and treasurer of American Foodservice Corp., died Tuesday of cancer at Brinton Manor in Glen Mills.
American Foodservice, a major suppler of hamburgers to national and regional food service chains, established its headquarters in King of Prussia in 1972. The next year, Mr. McGroarty joined the company as an accountant.
"He was dedicated and very, very hardworking. He is irreplaceable," said American Foodservice president Barry Renninger.
Mr. McGroarty graduated from Cardinal O'Hara High School in Springfield, Delaware County, and earned a bachelor's degree from St. Joseph's University.
He played on handball teams at the Germantown and Upper Main Line YMCAs, and was a bicyclist. He enjoyed crossword puzzles.
Mr. McGroarty is survived by his parents, Helen and Edward McGroarty Jr.; brothers Robert and Kevin; a sister, Anne Gray; and nine nieces and nephews.