George W. Grove Jr., 80

January 22, 2009

MARCH 12, 1928-JAN. 19, 2009

George W. Grove Jr., 80, a resident of Ravenwood Community in Hagerstown, and formerly of Green Bank, W.Va., died Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, at the retirement community.

Born March 12, 1928, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of the late George W. and Ruby McCoy Grove.

He was a graduate of Waynesboro High School. He later attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston and received his bachelor's degree from American University in Washington D.C.

He retired from National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank after more than 30 years of service.

He served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

He is survived by one niece and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Grove.

Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. John Earl Hutchison will officiate. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.


The family will receive friends one hour prior to services in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Waynesboro Model Railroad Club Inc., P.O. Box 203, Zullinger, PA 17272.

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