Marion J. Gruver

  |   Visit Guest Book

September 26, 2012

Mrs. Marion J. Gruver, age 93 and three quarters, a resident of Sullivan Terrace, passed away on Wednesday evening, September 26, 2012, at the Riverwoods in Lewisburg, Pa., with her loving family at her side.

Marion was born December 10, 1918, in Wilkes-Barre, a daughter of the late William Daniel and Elsie Wilson Plummer.

She graduated from the Wyoming High School, a member of the Class of 1936, and from Albright College in 1941 with a bachelor of arts in English.

She had a career in market research at Research 100 in Princeton, N.J.

She married Jack Gruver of Wyoming in 1943, and they resided for 23 years in East Brunswick, N.J., where Jack was employed by the Sun Oil Company, retiring in 1977.

They retired to Sarasota, Fla., for "the best years of their lives" and later returned to Toms River, N.J., in 1989 and then to the Pittston area in 1993.

Jack preceded her in death on June 28, 2001, after 58 years of marriage.

Marion moved to Sullivan Terrace in Dushore, Pa., in 2002. She was well known in the community and was a member of the Dushore Tuesday Book Club. Marion enjoyed traveling, especially on trains, and was an ardent New York Yankees fan. She spent every winter in Florida until 2011.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert W. Plummer of Akron, Pa.

Surviving are two sons, William R. and Joan Gruver of Eagles Mere, Pa.; Jack Gruver Jr., of Las Vegas, Nev.; a daughter, Jill, and John Puleo of Lebanon, N.J.; three grandchildren, Amanda Puleo, Alexandra Puleo, Jackson Gruver; a brother, William E., and Helen Plummer of Salem, S.C.; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Eagles Mere Community Church with the Rev. Deane S. Shively officiating. Interment will be in the Eagles Mere Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., from 4 to 6 p.m.

The family will provide the flowers and request that Memorial Contributions may be sent to The Lymphoma Foundation, PO Box 286236, New York, NY 10128 or Geisinger Health System Foundation, 100 North Academy Avenue, Danville, PA 17822 MC40-20. To send condolences or sign the online guestbook, please go to

Published in Times Leader on Sept. 28, 2012