Richard H. Groves

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Richard H. Groves, 88, a retired three-star general who served in the Army 36 years, passed away December 26, 2011 at The Fairfax, a military retirement community outside Fort Belvoir.
Lt. Gen. Groves is survived by his wife of 66 years, Patricia Hook Groves; a sister, Gwen Groves Robinson of Northampton, Massachusetts; four children, Carolyn Groves Lewis of Alexandria, Virginia; Patricia Groves Campbell of Tucson, Arizona; Richard Wilson Groves of Hong Kong; and Ann Groves Odell of New Orleans, Louisiana; and nine grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at the Old Chapel at Fort Myer on March 22, 2012 at 11 a.m. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery and a reception at the Fort Myer Officer's Club will follow.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Deerfield Academy, 7 Boyden Lane, Deerfield, MA 01342.

Published in The Washington Post from Jan. 1 to Jan. 3, 2012
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