Larry Dale Grove


Larry Dale Grove, 62, of Bellefonte, formerly of Northumberland, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in Bellefonte.
He was born March 4, 1957, in Bellefonte, a son of the late Dolores (Gummo) Grove.

Larry was a 1976 graduate of State College High School and Centre County Vo-Tech.
At the time of his death, he was employed for Weis Markets in Bellefonte and Bartlebaugh's Amusements, Inc.
Larry owned and operated Dee's Pizza in Sunbury from 1985-2001. He was a newspaper carrier for the Daily Item for 12 years and worked construction throughout his lifetime.
He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where he volunteered as a greeter, usher, and for Bible school.
Larry was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Penn State. He also enjoyed fishing, bowling and hunting. He enjoyed spending time with his family watching football and baseball on television. But most of all Pa (as Cooper called him) loved playing baseball with Cooper.
Larry knew a lot of people in his lifetime and would always try to make them laugh or smile.

He is survived by one son, Andrew Dale Grove; one daughter, Deanna Jean Grove and her fiancée, Blayne Brittain; and one grandson, Cooper Mankoski, his ex-wife, Bette J. Grove; an aunt, Debbie (Gummo) Barto, her husband Butch Barto; and half brother, Ken Grove.

In addition to his mother, Larry was preceded in death by his four-year-old son, Matthew Lewis Grove; grandparents, George and Mary Gummo; and two uncles, Fred and Harold Gummo.

Friends and family may visit from 10 to 11a.m. Saturday, July 13, at Trinity United Methodist Church, Danville, followed by a memorial service at 11. Please come to the service in your favorite sport's team shirt. (He was a huge sports fan, and wouldn't want it any other way).

Anyone wishing to donate in Larry's memory may do so to Trinity United Methodist Church, 84 Lombard Ave., Danville, PA 17821.

Arrangements are by the Jerre Wirt Blank Funeral Home, 395 State St., Sunbury.
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KAy and Michael
Jul 08, 2019
We are so sorry,we can not make it,we will actually be at an Orioles game with our son,wife& kiddos,I am sure Larry would love that even if it's the Orioles!!!!