Donald Louis Grove

Donald Louis Grove

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC: Donald Louis Grove, 76, of Hilton Head Island, SC died peacefully Thursday, October 25, 2012 at Hilton Head Hospital.

Don was born December 4, 1935, to the late Dr. Paul C. Grove and Hazel S. Grove in Newark Ohio.

After graduating from Newark High School with the class of l953 he served in the U.S. Air Force stationed in Japan. He received his Bachelors degree in Applied Science from Miami Univ. of Ohio where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.

Don was employed in sales and marketing with the Closure Division of Anchor Hocking Corp from 1960 until 1989 when he and his wife, Eileen, realized their dream and moved to Hilton Head Island where they had vacationed for many years.

Don never knew a stranger and enjoyed meeting people and talking about "our" Island while driving for Low Country Adventures for many years. Later while employed at the Hilton Head Westin Resort and Spa he continued to enjoy meeting and making new friends.

Survivors include his wife, Eileen; son, Paul of Hilton Head Island; two sisters, Janice Krizov of Newark, Ohio, Nancy Volk of Dallas, Texas; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved dachshund, Cleo.

Friends were invited to join the family for a graveside service at Six Oaks Cemetery Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. conducted by the Rev. David Osborne of Christ Lutheran Church where Don was a member.

Flowers were accepted. Memorials may be made to Hilton Head Humane Society or Christ Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.

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Published in the The Advocate on Nov. 25, 2012