DOVER Ricky Allen Grove, 56, passed away Friday, February 15, 2013, at his home. He was born August 26, 1956, in York, the son of Leon Grove of Dover and the late Ruthann (Myers) Grove. Ricky was a truck driver for the last 23 years with Pennex Aluminum in Wellsville and was also a lifelong farmer. He recently was awarded the Million Mile Safety Award for his years of safe driving. Ricky was a lifetime member of the South Mountain V.F.W., Post #6771, and was a member of the Dillsburg and the Shiloh American Legions. He was a member and former Assistant Fire Chief with the Wellsville Fire Company and was a graduate of the Northern High School, Class of 1974. Ricky is survived his companion, Janet L. Sanderson of Dillsburg; his daughter, Amy S. Townsend; two grandchildren, Victoria and Nicholas Townsend of Dover; his father and stepmother, Leon and Ada Grove of Dover; one brother, Randy M. Grove of Dillsburg; one sister, Diane J. Deardorff of Dover; and his son-in-law, Danny Townsend. He was preceded in death by his sister, Denise Heilman. A celebration of Ricky's life will be held in the Wellsville Fire Co., 95 Community St., Wellsville, PA 17365 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wellsville Fire Co. An online guestbook can be signed at www.cocklinfuneralhome.com
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Published in Evening Sun on Feb. 17, 2013