McCrea, Grover A. 70 of Kearny. Entered into eternal rest on Friday, July 6, 2012. Born in Newark, he lived most of his life in Kearny. He was a Police Officer for 26 years in the Newark Police Department. Upon his retirement he worked part time at the Mid-Town Pharmacy in Kearny. In his spare time, he was an avid bowler. He was a Member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge # 12, Newark. He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1968.
Predeceased by his parents, Grover A. and Mary McCrea (nee Byrne) he is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years Patricia (nee Kulish), a loving son, Kevin, dear siblings, Charles McCrea and his wife Josephine, Mary Fortner and Pat Hartman and her husband Ted. Grover is also survived by many nieces nephews and cousins.
The funeral will be conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Avenue Harrison, NJ 07029 on Tuesday July 10. A funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kearny. Please call the funeral home at (973) 481-4333 for the Mass time. Friends may call Monday from 5 to 9pm. For directions, information or to send condolences to the family please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.
Please Omit Flowers. The family kindly requests donations to The Lustgarten Foundation 1111 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, New York 11714 in loving memory of Grover.