Kenneth N. Grove, 66

SEPT. 10, 1945-NOV. 29, 2011

November 29, 2011
  • Kenneth N. Grove
Kenneth N. Grove

Kenneth Neal Grove, 66, of 17331 Gardenwood Drive, Hagerstown, Md., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at his home.

Born Monday, Sept. 10, 1945, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Doyle L. Grove and the late Jane E. Baechtel Grove.

He graduated from Williamsport High School and Jewelers Trade School. Kenny worked for his father at Grove Jewelers, taking over the business in 1979 until it closed its doors in 1993. He also owned and operated the Inn at Williamsport for several years. He entered the car business around 1993 and worked as a new car sales manager for Hoffman Chevrolet and then Buchanan Automotive, where he was still employed.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Cheryl Ann (Norris) Grove of Hagerstown; two sons, Craig W. Grove and girlfriend, Tracy Wright, of Hagerstown and Ryan N. Grove and wife, Sarah Schiffres-Grove, of Frederick, Md.; brothers, Doyle L. Grove Jr. and wife, Winnie, John B. Grove and wife, Betty, and Stephen L. Grove and wife, Karen, all of Williamsport; granddaughter, Katherine Jane “Katie” Grove of Hagerstown; mother-in-law, Betty J. (West) Hepperle of Hagerstown, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, with Dr. Joshua Grove and the Rev. Anjel Scarborough officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742, or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200 Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

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