Harold Groves Jr. GlenvilleHarold Groves Jr., 81, passed away peacefully on Saturday at Ellis Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Harold was born and educated in Schenectady, a son of the late Harold and Dorothy Hyson Groves Sr. He worked as a truck driver for BFI Industries, retiring after 31 years of service. Harold enjoyed bowling, hunting, camping, family reunions and gardening. He was a member of the Schenectady Moose Lodge. He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Shirley O'Bey Groves; loving children, Charles and Sheir, Ralph and Sharon, Kevin and Sue, Dennis and Bianca and Kathy; 23 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Walter Groves, John and Diane Parker and Betty and George Luse; several nieces and nephews also survive. Services will be held Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. at the Rossi & Ditoro Funeral Home, Union at N. Jay Streets with the Rev. Peter JB Carman, pastor of Emmanuel-Friedens Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Memory Gardens, Colonie. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the Rossi & Ditoro Funeral Home on Wednesday morning from 8 to 10 a.m. For more information and directions please visit www.rossiditorofuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on June 3, 2014