William W. Grove, 86

OCT. 6, 1926-MARCH, 29, 2013

March 29, 2013
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William Weber Grove, 86, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Friday, March, 29, 2013, at the Extended Care Unit of War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs.

Born Oct. 6, 1926, in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of the late Herbert William and Tursea Alegra Weber Grove.

William was a member of Mount Zion United Methodist Church.

He was a graduate of Shepherd College and held a master’s degree from West Virginia University.

He served in the U.S. Army CIC for two years during the Korean War.

He retired from Morgan County Schools after 25 years as a teacher and administrator.

He was involved with the operation of Spohrs Crossroads Cemetery for more than 50 years.

William was a former member of the Berkeley Springs Lions Club and Alderton-Dawson American Legion Post 60. He was a member of the West Virginia Association of Retired School Employees.

He loved fishing, hunting and bowling.

William is survived by one sister, Mary Ella Weikel of Williamsport, Md.; one niece, Kim Lea Bower of Middletown, Md.; and four great-nieces and -nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Estella Grove, on Sept. 24, 2009.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 95 Union St., Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Daniel L. Montague III officiating. Burial will be in Spohrs Crossroads Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.

The family will receive friends Monday, April 1, 2013, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Spohrs Crossroads Cemetery Association, c/o John Turner, 1626 Potomac Road, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

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