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Harry B. Grove Jr.


Harry B. Grove Jr., 94, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, March 2, 2019 in M.S. Hershey Medical Center.

He was born in Guilford Township, Franklin County, Pa. on September 13, 1924 to the late Harry B. Sr. and Gertrude (Kohler) Grove.

Harry was a United States Army World War II veteran. He also was a member of St. Peters Evangelical Lutheran Church and a 70-year member of Prince Edwin-Spring Creek F. & A.M. Lodge 486, Middletown, Zembo Shrine Temple and The Harrisburg Consistory. Harry and his family operated Grove Chevrolet in Middletown from 1947 to 1969. He and his family then owned and operated Grove Motors from 1978 to 2017.

His wife, of over 53 years, Helen (Love) Grove and his granddaughter, Jennifer Dice preceded him in death.

Harry is survived by his son, David H. and wife Carol Grove of Hummelstown; his daughter, Barbara G. and husband Melvin Henry of Middletown; his grandchildren, Mozelle D. Rubio, Christina Furman and husband William and Kimberly McMenamin and husband John; and his great-grandchildren, Taylor and Nicholas LaFollette, Nathan and Katelyn Furman, and Claire and William McMenamin.

A tribute to his life will be held on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 12 p.m. at his church, St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 121 N. Spring St., Middletown, Pa., with the Rev. Dr. J. Richard Eckert officiating. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday at the church

Burial with full military honors will be in Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to his church.

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