William H. Grove 1922-2013

CORTLAND – William H. Grove, 91, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.

Bill was born Jan. 10, 1922, in Mecca, one of eight children of the late William R. and Cora Copper Grove.

Bill was a 1940 graduate of the Mecca High School, and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving in both World War II and the Korean War.

He was employed by the Van Huffel Tube Corp. of Warren. He also was a faithful member of the West Mecca Methodist Church, the IOOF and the Johnston post of the VFW.

He was an avid gardener, bowler and sports fan.

Bill is survived by his three sons, Larry (Diane) Grove of Southington, David B. Grove of Warren and Phillip (Amy) Grove of Natrona Heights, Pa.; four grandchildren, Elizabeth, Andy, Benjamin and Daniel; and three sisters, Violet Childs of Chagrin Falls, Berle Frances of Mecca and Darlene Kubuj of Cortland.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Mae Williams, whom he married in Vienna in 1950; four sisters; and one brother.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday at the Lane Family, Roberts-Clark Funeral Chapel, 180 Garfield Drive, Warren, 44483, where the funeral service will follow at 3 p.m.

Interment will be in the West Mecca Cemetery in Mecca.

Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences online at www.robertsclarkchapel.com.

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