Roby Junior Grose

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Roby Junior Grose, 83, of Big Run, died Friday, June 13, 2014, at home.
Born Sept. 9, 1930, in Crumpler, W. Va, he was a son of the late Roby and Kathleen Letha Hager Grose.
He was Protestant by faith.
On June 6, 1953, he was married to Ruby Jean London. She preceded him in death on Feb. 15, 1986. He then married Sharon Leone Bausch Derise on May 26, 1990, who survives.
Mr. Grose previously worked as the Jefferson County Conservation District manager, he was also a New York Life Insurance agent, but at heart, he was a dairy and beef farmer.
Roby had served on various committees, such as the Gaskill Township Planning Committee, Jefferson County Planning Committee and the Punxsutawney Airport Authority.
He was a member of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and the Past and Present Machinery Association.
His enjoyments were his family, farming, airplanes and World War II history.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by six children: Karen Burkett and husband Dan and Glen Grose and wife Mindy, all of Punxsutawney, Cathy Hake and husband Harold of York, Theresa Bowser and husband Dan of Punxsutawney, Stan Derise and wife Heather of Big Run, Philip Derise and wife Amber of Engleside of Texas; 11 grandchildren: Jenica Burkett, Jeffrey Grose, Amanda Wetzel, Matthew, Benjamin and Danielle Bowser, Riley and Aiden McLaughlin, Mary Schwartz, Hannah Hughes and Vivian Derise; five great-grandchildren: Blake and Emma Burkett, Ruby Grose, Evan Sproat and Annabelle Wetzel; one sister, Loretta Martin of Spencer Port, New York.
He was preceded in death by three grandsons: Devin Burkett, Bradley Grose and Bailey Lynn Bowser.
Friends will be received from 1-5 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the time of service Monday at Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Punxsutawney.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, at the funeral home officiated by Pastor Dawn Krishart.
Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made in Mr. Grose's memory to the Big Run Volunteer Fire Company, Willow Run Santuary or Gateway Humane Society.
Online condolences may be made at
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Shumaker Funeral Home Inc
115 E Union St
Punxsutawney, PA 15767
(814) 938-5421
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Published in The Courier Express from June 14 to June 15, 2014