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On Sunday, March 3, 2013, Herbert Samuel Grooms, Sr. of Washington, DC, passed away at the George Washington University Hospital. He was the husband of Towarna Grooms and father of James, Herbert, Jr., and Sherelle. He leaves three loving grandchildren: Savannah Grooms, Samuel Grooms and Brandon Turner.
Herbert was born on July 30, 1945 to the late William Samuel Grooms and Carrie Lee Grooms. He is survived by three sisters: Virginia Wingo, Mary Paschall, and Gertrude Jones. He is also survived by a host of nephews, nieces, and other loving relatives and friends.
Herbert served in and was honorably discharged from the United States Army during the Vietnam War and had a long career with the Library of Congress as a Special Police Officer.
Services will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Pope Funeral Home, 5538 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD at 12 noon.

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Pope Funeral Home Forestville Chapel
5538 Marlboro Pike
Forestville, MD 20747
(301) 568-4100
Published in The Washington Post on Mar. 7, 2013
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