Richard A. Grove, Sr.

February 16, 1937 - August 25, 2018

Richard A. “Dick” Grove, Sr., age 81, of Dover, DE, and formerly of Bear, DE passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 25, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Saxton, PA, on February 16, 1937, he was a son of the late James and Dorothy (Dunn) Grove. Dick proudly served his country in the Army National Guard. He graduated from Saxton Liberty High School and began his life long career with Getty Oil Co. and it’s successors for 40 years, retiring in 1998.

A devoted fan, you could always find Dick cheering on his beloved Phillies. He loved the outdoors, especially camping. Dick’s greatest memories are the time spent with his family and friends. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather and dear friend to many.

In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by his brother, Jim H. Grove. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Doris May Grove; children, Rich Grove (Carol), Donna Quinn (Bill) and Bob Grove (Neeka); grandchildren, Josh Quinn (Julia), Eric Quinn (Felicia), Lauren Schiller (Jeff), Andy Grove (Mary), Sara Grove, Jillian Ash, Reilly Grove and Brenna Grove; and great grandchildren, Maks and Niko Quinn, Gavin and Mason Quinn and Claire and Drew Schiller.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 pm until 7 pm on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at Cornerstone U.M. Church, 3155 Summit Bridge Road, Bear, DE 19701, where a funeral service will begin at 7 pm. A graveside service will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dick’s name to the Cornerstone U.M. Church, at the address listed above.


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15 Condolences for Richard A. Grove, Sr.

  • I am very sorry for the loss of your father. He was a very kind man and I will always remember both your mother and father cheering our softball team on for many years. God bless you and your family during these difficult times.

  • We are saddened to hear about the loss of your dear father. Much love, prayers and strength to you all at this time. God rest his soul.

  • Doris, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Our love and prayers are covering each of you during this time. What a kind and gentle man Dick was, always with a smile. A beautiful couple for so many years, Doris we pray Our Lord’s comfort and peace fill your heart and may all the wonderful memories shared throughout the Family bring each of you strength at this time.

  • Donna, We are so sad to hear of your father’s passing. Upon reading of his life, he is loved by so
    many. You will always have sweet, happy memories of your father.
    Our deepest condolences to you and your entire family.
    Carmela & Tom Leipold

  • So very sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved husband, father and grandfather. Our prayers are with you. He was a lovely man and I very much enjoyed meeting him at family gatherings. Take care.

  • So sorry for your loss. Miss you so much vicki

  • Bob & Neeka, So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Thinking of you.

  • Sorry to learn about the loss of Bob’s father. Must be hard on the kids to loose their grandfather.
    Love and prayers, David and Carol

  • Doris, So sad to hear of you loss. We always enjoyed our prayer group. Seems like just the other day I talked to you both in the parking lot at Acme. We’ll be keeping you in our prayers

  • Dear Doris and family,

    My heart is heavy. Dick always took time to say hello and give a hug. God’s blessings on you all. He was a loved man and I hope all the memories will sustain you through this difficult time. My love to you Doris!

    ❤ Pam

  • Prayers to the family… from ours to yours.

  • Doris and Family,
    Sending my deepest sympathy to all of you. I had the pleasure of working with Dick for 14 years at the Delaware City Refinery. He was a great co-worker and an all around good “guy”. I always looked up to him and Doris, too. They did a wonderful job together raising their family. Very sorry for your loss and hope that happy memories will comfort you.
    Gail Young

  • Bob and family,
    My family and I send our most sincere condolences. What an honor it was to have known Mr. Grove, and to chat about baseball at all the games. April, Braden, and myself will always have fond memories of both your parents.

  • Dear Doris,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of Dick.
    We will always remember the time we spent helping with the holiday Senior lunches at Cornerstone.
    Bill and I enjoyed sharing the time with you both. God bless you and your family during this time and know Dick is with our heavenly Father. Friends at Cornerstone, Bill and Carol Risley