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John F. Grove Jr., 76

December 31, 2008

APRIL 27, 1932-DEC. 29, 2008

John Franklin "Jack" Grove Jr., 76, of Tusings Way, Boonsboro, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, at Washington County Hospital.

Born April 27, 1932, in Hagerstown, he was a son of the late John Franklin Grove Sr. and Marguerite Newcomer Grove.

He worked at Town House Manor Apartments in Hagerstown.

He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Willow Brook Seventh-day Adventist Church near Boonsboro.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Rebecca Sellers Grove, whom he married Feb. 27, 1974; six children, Debbie Kendall of Hagerstown, William Grove of Clear Spring, Loren Rolls of Virginia, Marie Jessop of Clear Spring, Christopher Rolls of Williamsport and Becky Lorey of Ohio; one sister, Joan Reese of Keedysville; 17 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Clem.

Services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home in Boonsboro. Elder Tim Crosby will officiate. Burial will be in Manor Church of the Brethren Cemetery in Tilghmanton.

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The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, which will open at noon.

In lieu of flowers, donations to help with funeral expenses may be sent to Willow Brook Seventh-day Adventist Church, Attn. Bob Kenny, 8916 Mapleville Road, Boonsboro, MD 21713.

www.baststaufferfuneralhome.com

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