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William A. Grove Jr.

December 02, 2008

1921-NOV. 30, 2008

William Grove passed away Sunday morning, Nov. 30, 2008, at Washington County Hospital.

He was the son of Bertha Nichols Grove and William A. Grove.

He was a World War II veteran, serving in the Army Air Corps.

He was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Hagerstown.

Bill retired from Fairchild after 45 years as a flight test electrician.

He was a 64-year member of the American Legion Post 42 and a past commander.

He is survived by daughter, Sherry Arias; grandchildren, Anthony Arias and Angela Athans of San Jose, Calif.; two great-grandchildren; and niece, Vickie Sasse.

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He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria K.; sisters, Mary Westfall, Charlotte Grove and Dorothy Flohr; and brother, Robert.

Services will be held Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008, at 1:30 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. The Rev. Stephanie P. Yancy will officiate. Entombment will follow at the Rest Haven Mausoleum with military honors by American Legion Post 42.

Friends will be received one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the Hagerstown Aviation Museum.

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