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William M. Grove
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Birth: Aug. 17, 1913
Death: Aug. 17, 2006

Veteran of World War II

William McCrory Grove, son of Frank Hershey Grove SR and Harriet McCrory. An obituary:

Hamburg Sun News:

Published: 08-24-2006
William Grove

A private service will be held at the convenience of the family for former president and owner of Grove Roofing Co. William McCrory Grove, 93, of Hamburg, who died on his birthday, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda Mary "Wendy" Daetsch Dougherty Grove; daughters Margaret "Peggy" (late Ronald) Bosze and Andrea "Andy" (Robert) Embow; grandchildren, John (Peggy McCarthy), Jeff Embow, Alison (Chris) Liang, Stephanie and David Bosze; also survived by nieces and nephews.

Mr. Grove was predeceased by his first wife, Kathleen Robinson Grove in 1984.

A lifelong resident of Hamburg, he was a graduate of Hamburg High School. He attended Cornell University and received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Buffalo. He was also a member of the school's tennis team.

Mr. Grove was an Army combat engineer during World War II.

His roofing company was founded by his grandfather in 1870. Mr. Grove retired from the company in 1984, and the business continues to be operated by family members today.

Some of the company's larger roofing construction projects include the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, the HSBC Arena and The Buffalo News pressroom addition.

He was an accomplished golfer and recorded eight hole-in-ones. He was a member of the Wanakah Country Club for 50 years and he played golf up until last year.

Mr. Grove was also a member of the Hamburg Historical Society and the Hamburg American Legion Post No. 527.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo, Inc., 225 Como Park Blvd., Buffalo, N.Y. 14240-0950.

Arrangements were made through Loomis Offers & Loomis, Inc.

Jim McCrory
(A distant cousin and McCrory family researcher.)


 
 
Burial:
Prospect Lawn Cemetery
Hamburg
Erie County
New York, USA
Plot: Section "J"
 
Created by: Edward Toy
Record added: May 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70035463
William M. Grove
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William M. Grove
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Veteran of World War II
- Edward Toy
 Added: Jul. 30, 2013
 
 
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