Raymond E. Groves

Raymond E. Groves, 63, of Westminster, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Carroll Hospital Center.

Born Nov. 19, 1949, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late James Edward and Katherine Louise Griffith Groves. He was the husband of Diane Lee Whitcomb Groves, his wife of 25 years.

He was a telephone collector for CitiBank and Bank One, and retired in 2000. He was an active member of Sons of the American Legion Post 31 and the Men's Auxillary of the Westminster VFW 467.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are stepdaughters Randi and Michele Whitcomb, both of Westminster; a daughter, Christina Groves, of Baltimore; brother and sister-in-law William R. and Marcella Groves, of Baltimore; grandchildren Taylor, Nathan, Tyler and Olivia; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m., and from 6 p.m. until the time of service, 8 p.m. Thursday at Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel, chapel entrance, 412 Washington Road, Westminster. A Sons of the American Legion service will be held at 7:45 p.m. Interment will be at a later date in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157.

Online condolences may be offered at www.prittsfuneralhome.com.

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Published in Carroll County Times on Jan. 1, 2013