Larry L. Groves, of Rockaway Borough, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, September 30, 2017. He was 66 years young.
Born in Morgantown, WV to the late Virgil and Helen Groves, Larry was raised in Bruceton Mills, WV. He Graduated from Bruceton Mills High School and went on to proudly serve our country in the United States Coast Guard in the Vietnam Era. Once Honorably Discharged, he relocated to New Jersey. It was there that he met his future wife, Donna L. Hopler. They married in 1975 and started their family. He made a very successful 42 year career as a Service Representative for Fire Fighters Equipment Co. in Denville. Larry’s main priority in life was work and his family. He was a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather whom will be greatly missed.
Left to keep his legacy alive is his beloved wife of 42 years, Donna L. Groves (nee Hopler); his loving sons, Christopher Groves and Corey Groves and his wife Joelene; and his cherished grandchildren, Ryan, Brendan, Colt, and Caden. He also leaves behind his caring siblings, Donald Groves and his wife Jean and Charlotte Cave and her husband Al, both of Bruceton Mills, WV and several nieces and nephews and his mother-in-law, Helen Hopler of Inverness, FL. He leaves his empty chair to his faithful dog, Zelda.
Memorial Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 8th from 2 – 4 pm at Norman Dean Home for Services, 16 Righter Ave., Denville, NJ 07834. Memorial Donations are being accepted to the Rockaway Borough Police Department, 33 Maple Ave, Rockaway, NJ 07866 or the Rockaway Borough Fire Department, 1 E Main St, Rockaway, NJ 07866. Please leave a condolence and special memory for his family.