Joseph Richard Grover, Sr. of Pemberton Twp. passed away Sunday September 15, 2019 at Virtua Hospital in the Samaritan Hospice Unit in Mt. Holly. He was 86. Joe was born in Mt. Holly, NJ and had been a longtime resident of Pemberton Twp. When he was younger, he loved to play baseball, hunting, fishing and watching football. He was an avid Phillies and Eagles Fan. Joe coached his son Rich’s Little League baseball team with his brother Ed. He also owned and trained sulky horses for many years. Joe worked and retired after 45 years at Ionac Chemical Company (also known as Sybron Chemical). His brother Ed helped him get the job after he got out of the National Guards.
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He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years Margaret and his siblings: Idell Holmes , Edward M. Grover, Eleanor Kane, Elizabeth Jones, Martha Homen and Maryann Scully. Joe is survived by two children : JoAnn Lawrence (Dennis) and Joseph Richard Grover, Jr. (Denise); grandfather to KellyAnn Bleiweis (Paul), Joseph Lawrence (Jenn), Justin Grover (Larissa), Priscilla Grover, Brigette Grover, Gina Rambo(Mike), Lynda Clancy (Robert) and Suzanne Brooks (Terry); and great-grandfather to Brittany and Natalie Bleiweis, Amanda Baker, Nikolas, Caitlyn and Alyssa Brooks. He also leaves many nieces and nephews and many friends from the Browns Mills Senior Center and bingo. Along with close friends Ellen and Chris.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday September 20th at 7:30PM at the Lee Funeral Home, 317 High St., Mt. Holly. Relatives and Friends may visit with the family Friday evening from 5:30PM-7:30PM at the funeral home. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Joe to Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Drive, Suite 300, Marlton, NJ 08053. Email condolences to the family at leefuneralservice.com. Arrangements were made with Ed Kaelin III at the LEE FUNERAL HOME, Mt. Holly.