GROVES, Gary L., 61, of Bloomingdale, OH, died Thursday, February 20, 2014, at Trinity West ER.
He was born in Steubenville, OH, on July 24, 1952, a son of the late Gene and Lillian Johnston Groves. He retired from Weirton Steel as an instrument repairman in the fuel department after 35 years of service and was currently working at Dover Chemical for the last seven years. He served in the Army. Gary was a member of the Model Train Club, former Barbershop Quartet, LaBelle View Church of Christ and was a lifelong member of 4-H where he served as an advisor.
Gary was a loving husband and father and loved to collect trains and toy tractors.
Surviving are his wife of 26 years, Sheila Cluff Groves whom he married on October 4, 1986; son, Christopher Groves of Bloomingdale, OH; daughter, Kelsey (fiance’ William Saxton) Groves of Bloomingdale, OH; father and mother-in-law, Joe and Margie Cluff of Blanchester, OH; two brother-in-laws, Dan Cluff of Blanchester, OH, and Joe (Dollie) Cluff of Quincy, KY, and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Road, Wintersville, on Sunday from 2 p.m. until the time of service at 5 p.m. with Minister Joe Cluff, his father-in-law, officiating. Entombment at Union Cemetery.
Offer condolences at www.shorac.com