Harry R. Gruver, age 83, formerly of Werner Rd. Ext., Sugar Grove Twp., Greenville, passed away Thursday morning January 21, 2021 in Greystone Country Estates.
He was born in Greenville on September 22, 1937 to Leroy and Helen (Burnett) Gruver. Harry had attended Penn High School and served in the U.S. Navy from 1955-1958. He was employed as a Material Handler for thirty-five years at Trinity Industries. Harry was a past member of Greenville VFW Post #3374, F.O.E. #805, Greenville Family Moose Center #276 and B.P.O.E. #145. He was an avid hunter and card player and he enjoyed cooking. During the late 1960's and early 70's, Harry coached Little League and Senior League Baseball in Jamestown.
On February 17, 1961 he married the former Carolyn M. Leary, she preceded him in death on February 12, 2019. Harry is survived by his daughter; Rhonda M. Soros and her husband Robert of Fredonia, two sons; Robert L. Gruver and his wife Regina of Greenville and Barry D. Gruver of Greenville, four sisters; Mary Hoover, Linda Dixon, Jane Buckley and Karen Gruver, one brother; William Gruver seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, three sisters; Ruth Ann Borders, Cheryl Gruver and Betty Jean Reagle, three brothers; Reuben Gruver, Harold “Cork” Gruver and Leroy “June” Gruver and a granddaughter; Kasidy Soros.
Cremation was chosen and there will be no services. Inurnment will be in Parklawn Cemetery, Jamestown.
Memorial contributions may be made to Greenville V.F.W. Post 3374, 54 Conneaut Lake Rd., Greenville, PA 16125. Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.
So sorry to read of your fathers passing. Our condolences Barry.
God’s speed to Bob, Barry and all of your families for your recent loss of my good, long-time friend Toe. All the fun and laughter we had at Humps Garage as well as a trip with him & Cork to a state wrestling tournament in Harrisburg in 1972 or so will never be forgotten! He and your Mom are now back together forever! Peace and best of wishes to you all!
So sorry for your loss. I had the honor of working with Harry for over 30 years. He was a kind and gentle and a dedicated employee who worked tirelessly for everyone. I remember bringing in Hungarian stuffed peppers to the shop and Harry would get the biggest smile. I have many memories of Harry and they are all good ones. Thank you Harry for making my job easier. God Bless.
My sincerest condolences to Bob and family. I had the pleasure of helping Bob care for him in the mornings. We watched the birds at the feeder and one time a bird hit the big window and startled us. My prayers for your family during this time.
To all the Gruver children…Rhonda, Bob and Barry. We send our deepest sympathies to you all as you mourn the loss of your dad. But how comforting it is to know that he is now reunited with Caroline. May your happy memories of him and of your shared life with your parents bring you happiness and comfort at this sad time. God bless you and your families in the days ahead. Bill and Mary Jane Fay
We are so sorry to hear about Harry. Our condolences to everyone. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Our deepest condolences to all the Gruver children and grandchildren. Harry was such a fun addition to our trips to camp and we’ll always remember the great stories our Dad would tell of Harry and others during their crazy days at Steel Car. I’m sure he & your Mom/grandma are basking in God’s glory now. God bless you all.
Dear Gruver family,
Thinking of you all during this time of sadness.Sending prayers your way .
With deepest sympathy ,
Mark,Jackie, Allyson and Amy Meighen
& Jenna Tofani
Dear Bob, Regina & the complete Gruver family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sadness. May the beautiful memories that you shared with your dad be etched into your hearts forever. Our DEEPEST condolences to the family.
I am so sorry to hear about your dad and didn’t realize your Mom had passed also. I have great fond memories if both while i was growing up on Delaware St in Jamestown. They were special people. My deepest sympathy to you, Bob, Rhonda and Barry.
Please accept my deepest sympathy for the family loss of a great man and my baseball coach. Harry gave me a very valuable Walt Dropo first baseman’s mit which I still have and will cherish forever. Thanks Coach Gruver.
My Condolences to Bob,Rhonda,Barry and Family for your loss. I have many fond memories of Bob growing up and hunting and of course playing cards with Cork and June at the hunting Camp.
Bob was the cook and a very good one. I miss them all.