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Horace Grover

Horace Roland Grover Jr.

December 22, 1944 - January 8, 2019
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ROCKLAND – Horace R. Grover, Jr., 74, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at the PenBay Medical Center in Rockport after an extended illness.

Born in Rockland, December 22, 1944, he was one of 6 children of Horace R., Sr. and Margarete Millay Grover.
At 4 ½ he began his education, attending the one room school house on Benner Hill in Rockland. He ultimately graduated Rockland High school in 1962.

Horace first employment was with Keating's Transmissions in Rockland.

In 1966, Horace entered the U.S. Army. Upon completion of basic training in Virginia Beach, he was assigned to the Amphibian Unit loading and unloading ships. He finished his tour of duty in Munich Germany. He was assigned to Gate Duty on the base as a Security Guard and received his Honorable Discharge in November 1968.

Returning home to Rockland, Horace began employment with Fisher Engineering. He worked his way up from packing snow plow parts to welding which he did for 17 years. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Administration, he became a Buyer/Purchaser. At the time of his retirement Horace was the longest tenured employee at Fisher Engineering/Douglas Dynamics, with 47 years, 7 months and 9 days total employment.
In 1968, he met his wife Kay and they raised three daughters, Denise, Stacey and Kristy. He enjoyed spending time with his girls camping, fishing, playing sports, and just being with them. He also loved being a grandfather and great-grandfather and enjoyed quality time spent with his family.

Horace loved reading, playing pool and fast pitch Men's Softball. He volunteered with the Boosters Club and Parents group. He was a member of the SAD 5, School Board for seven years, and since 1988 was a member of the City of Rockland, Zoning Board of Appeals, where he was Chairman for most of those years. He was a Life Member of the Rockland lodge of Elks, No, 1008, and assisted with the book about the history of the club. Horace and his wife attended the West Rockport Baptist Church. He will be missed by his family and friends as he was a kind and loving person who always had a smile on his face. He had a great sense of humor, was a great story teller and also enjoyed telling jokes and engaging with everyone.

A Celebration of Horace’ life will be held at 1:00 pm, Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland. The Rev. David English will officiate. A reception will follow at the funeral home’s 104 Limerock reception center. Spring interment will be at Achorn Cemetery, Rockland.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to United Midcoast Charities, 87 Elm Street, Camden, ME 04843.
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Service Details

  • Celebration of Life

    Wednesday January 16, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Wednesday January 16, 2019 1:00pm
    Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home
    110 Limerock Street
    Rockland, ME 04841
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    Rev. David English
  • Interment

    Achorn Cemetery
    Old County Road
    Rockland, ME 04841
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    Spring Interment *Military Honors Request was submitted on May 28, 2019 - MM
  • Reception

    Wednesday January 16, 2019 |
    Wednesday January 16, 2019
    104 Limerock Reception Center
    104 Limerock Street
    Rockland, ME 04841
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    Following the service


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CATHY and DON CARLSON, Roger & Debbie Millay, and others have sent flowers to the family of Horace Roland Grover Jr..
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Posted at 04:50pm
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Ben Perry

Posted at 09:26pm
When I started work at Fisher Engineering in 1978 Horace already had ten years as a welder under the helmet. He was an excellent welder. Horace was a soft spoken "gentleman" who seemed to always have the correct solution to any question. We were co-workers for twelve years and his quest to better himself paid off with his education and promotion to buyer/purchaser. He was a Charter member of Fisher Engineering's Safety committee. Please accept my deepest sympathy. He will be missed but not forgotten. Ben Perry Personnel Manager/Safety Director 1978-1990

Roger & Debbie Millay

Posted at 12:43pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Krista Ottman

Posted at 12:15pm
Kay & family - I'm sorry to hear of Horace's passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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Posted at 09:21am
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