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James A. Grover

Obituary
February 18, 1931 - August 26, 2021
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James A Grover died August 26, 2021 at the Maine Veterans Home  

in Scarborough. 

 

He was born in Parlin, NJ on February 18, 1931 to the parents 

Edwin F Grover and Harriet Bloodgood Grover. 

 

He graduated from Sayerville High School, NJ in 1948.  He 

joined the US Navy in July 1948 which began a 23 year Naval 

career.  He served on many ships including the USS Bennington.  

 

Then his world began with flying in P-2 and P-3 Orions. It was his 

joy and passion and as a flight engineer it was especially honoring 

to have his name painted on one of the VP-26 crew planes.  He had  

a very storied naval career including serving during the Korean and  

Vietnam wars. He retired in 1971.  Jim then spent the next 20 years  

working for New England Tel/Verizon.  

 

He spent many years driving veterans for the DAV.  He was a  

dedicated and generous member of American Legion Post 20 

Brunswick.  He was a dedicated and loyal friend to all of the  

critters in his backyard. He was also an avid gardener producing  

outstanding tomatoes.  

 

He is predeceased by his parents, his four brothers and his son  

James A Grover, Jr.  

 

He is survived by his wife Patricia, his daughter Karen A Bliss of  

MA and many step childrengrand children and great grand  

Children. 

 

A graveside service will be held at Varney Cemetery, Brunswick on Tuesday, August 31 at 2PM. 

 

The dedicated care and kindness given to Jim at Mid Coast  

Hospital and the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough was 

exemplary.  

 

Remembrances can be sent to Midcoast Humane or the Maine 

Veterans Home in Scarborough.   

 

Arrangements are by Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick, where condolences may be made at stetsonsfuneralhome.com