Harold E. Grow
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Harold E. Grow
Beloved husband, father and grandfather, Harold was born Feb. 16, 1931, in Shamokin, a son of the late Francis E. and Florence L. (Mattern) Grow. On Sept. 18, 1957, in St. John's United Church of Christ, Shamokin, he married the former Peggy L. Welker, who survives.
Harold was a 1948 graduate of Shamokin High School. He served in the Army Reserve during the 1960s.
He was owner/proprietor of Household Appliance Company in Shamokin for many years. To many in the community, he was known as the "Maytag Man". He retired in 2004.
Harold was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church, Shamokin where he sang in the choir, served on church council and taught Sunday school for many years. He was an active member of the Shamokin Masonic Lodge where he served in many positions in the Blue Lodge, Chapter, Council, and Commandery, along with the Red Cross of Constantine.
An accomplished oboe player, Harold played for several years with the Williamsport Symphony and the Susquehanna Valley Chorale Orchestra. He was also a loyal member of the Shamokin Our Band.
He was a passionate Philadelphia sports fan, watching the Phillies and Eagles games whenever possible. We are so happy he was able to see his Eagles finally win a Superbowl in February of this year - Fly Eagles Fly.
In addition to his wife of 60 years, he is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Nick Keiser of Paxinos; one grandson, Tyler Keiser, at home; nieces and nephews; and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Sid and Dottie Gass.
He was preceded in death by his older brother, Lamar Grow; and his sister, Una Parkyn.
A visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church, Chestnut and Seventh streets, Shamokin, followed by the funeral at 1, with the Rev. Sarah V. Hershberger presiding.
Burial will be in St. Peter's Blue Church Cemetery, Paxinos.
If desired, contributions in Harold's memory may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 10 S. Seventh St., Shamokin, PA 17872.
Arrangements are by the Farrow Funeral Directors, Shamokin.
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