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Burket-Truby Funeral Home of Oakmont

Grove, George




Fred Grove (George Frederick Grove), our beloved father, 88, of Oakmont, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully at home on August 7, 2021 surrounded by family. He was born on July 25, 1933 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, the son of Homer and Martha Grove. He attended Mercersburg Academy and the University of Michigan. He was called to serve in the U.S. Army 74th Ordnance Company at the White Sands Proving Ground, New Mexico. After the war, Fred graduated from Shepherd College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Fred moved to Pittsburgh where he built the businesses of the Don S. Grove Company, Pittsburgh Abrasive and Supply Company, and Aloma Shim and Manufacturing Company, all of which he served as Chairman. Fred was a keen businessman and relished being in the Steel industry. Fred loved to follow the stock market and was an avid golfer. He enjoyed all sports. He was a voracious reader, particularly of history. He was a Mason, Lodge No 45, a member of Oakmont Country Club and The Duquesne Club. Fred leaves behind his wife, Lynn, his children, Georgia, and Fred (Robin) and many friends. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Marcia M. Grove. There will be no public funeral service due to the Covid-19 delta variant. In honor of his life, donations may be made to Mercersburg Academy at the following web address… \Mercersburg.edu/make-gift. Donations may also be forwarded to Mercersburg Academy office of Advancement and Alumni Relations, 100 Academy Dr., Mercersburg, PA. 17236. Arrangements entrusted to BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. Oakmont