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Daniel L. Grove Sr., 78

APRIL 8, 1934-NOV. 19, 2012

November 21, 2012

Daniel L. “Dan” Grove Sr., 78, of Leiter Street, Leitersburg, Md., passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at his home.

Born April 8, 1934, near Clear Spring, Md., he was the son of the late Ernest and Hannah (Shank) Grove.

He attended Maugansville area schools.

He was employed by Four States Livestock, and retired from Frick Co. of Waynesboro in 1999.

He was a member of St. Paul’s Free Lutheran Church of Leitersburg; a life member of Leitersburg Volunteer Fire Co., where he served as past chief; a life member of Waynesboro Volunteer Fire Co.; and a member of the Washington County Antique Tractor Club.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Josephine (Monn) Grove, whom he married June 7, 1951; one son, Daniel L. “Danny” Grove Jr., and wife Twylla “T.C.,” of Leitersburg; one daughter, Nancy L. Grove Gudgon and husband, Lee, of Hagerstown; one brother, Clyde Grove of Maugansville; two sisters, Barbara Shank, and Faye Shank and husband, Charles, all of Maugansville; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

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He was preceded in death by three brothers, Roger Grove, Ernest Grove and John Grove; and two granddaughters, Melissa Dawn Gudgon and Shelby Lynn Gudgon.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, with Pastor Terry Culler officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Leitersburg Volunteer Fire Co., 21431 Leiter St., Hagerstown, MD 21742; or to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Arrangements were made by J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, Md.

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