Hayward P. Grove, age 77, of 1040 Route 219, Limestone, N.Y., passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at his residence with his loving wife at his side.
Born Dec. 13, 1933, in Buffalo, N.Y., he was a son of the late Harry Grove and Genevieve Partiss Grove-Tompkins. On May 13, 1989, in Bradford, he married Sharon L. "Sherry" Trummer Grove, she survives.
Mr. Grove was a 1951 graduate of Bradford High School. On July 1, 1953, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, served during the Korean Conflict, and was honorably discharged from active duty on May 31, 1955. He had worked at Corning Glass Works for 25 years and then at Kendall/Witco Refinery, retiring in 1999.
He was a member of the Eagles Club, VFW in Bradford, and a member of the Limestone American Legion, as well as a member and past president of the Limestone Volunteer Fire Department where he also volunteered his time at bingo.
Mr. Grove loved playing euchre and poker with his friends; he was an avid Buffalo Bills fan and loved all sports, especially attending his grandsons' sporting events. He also enjoyed traveling with his wife.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by six daughters, Donna (John) Shaw of Rural Valley, Susan (Brian) Luck of Kane, Karen Snyder in North Carolina, Barbie (Ken) King in Georgia, Sharon (Tommy) Johnson in Texas, and Judy Vanliggen, Missouri; one stepdaughter, Stephanie (Lonny) Packard of Bradford; two brothers, Karl (Alice) Grove of Hyde Park and Tom Tompkins of Slippery Rock; nine grandchildren, Allison (Roy) Marinak, Johnny Shaw, Brian Wolfgang, Jim (Jamie) Wolfgang, Danny Snyder, Kelly Snyder, Alex Wells, Jordan Packard and Sawyer Packard; and two great-grandchildren, Ryan Marinak and Lauren Marinak.
Family will be receiving friends today from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., East Main Street, where funeral and committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Fred Moore, pastor of the Rew United Methodist Church, officiating. Military honors will be accorded immediately following the funeral.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Home Healthcare & Hospice, Olean, N.Y. 14760; the Limestone Volunteer Fire Department, Limestone, N.Y. 14753; or to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of WNY & NWPA, P.O. Box 1189, Buffalo, N.Y. 14240.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com.