Richard E. Grove obituary 1928~2020


Richard E. Grove, 92, of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania passed away July 6, 2020 at home with family by his side.

Richard E. Grove
Richard E. Grove

He was born on March 22, 1928 in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania to the late Robert C.Grove and Mary Seville Grove.

He served in the United States Army as a paratrooper during the Korean Conflict. He retired from Letterkenny Army Depot in 1969. He then worked at the S&H Green stamps store for several years. He is a member of the Chambersburg Open Door Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. 

He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Virginia E. Lawyer Grove and his sons, Ronald L. (husband of Connie) Grove of McConnellsburg; Donald J. (husband of Carol) Lowery of Chambersburg; James (husband of Diane) Briggs of Newburg; David (husband of Linda) Briggs of Seale, Alabama; Timothy Briggs of Carlisle and Andrew Briggs of Chambersburg. He has four grandsons, one granddaughter, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. 

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Inez Lowery.  He is the last of his immediate family. 

Services are private and at the convenience of the family. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be sent to Cumberland Valley Christian School, 600 Miller St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, Ltd. of Chambersburg  has been entrusted with conducting the services. Online condolences may be expressed here.