Dear readers, I’ve been a bad webmaster! I have allowed myself to send you the good news, happily letting you know about some of the reunions and other “nice” things that have been going on. But sadly, we have had bad news, class deaths, since the last ones I last posted on the site.
I have been placing them on the Grove Facebook page, but I know that many of you are not seeing them. So I apologize for that and promise to do better in the future. In fact I was shocked to see how long it has been since the last obituary was posted here, so I will have to resort to a list go get you caught up.
Just a reminder as to how our new procedure works: Since the beginning of 2022, we have moved our obituaries over to the Find-a-Grave website, https://findagrave.com. Find-a-Grave is a part of the giant genealogical website, Ancestry.com, and is used by hundreds of thousands of people across the world in their family history research. We have a Grove account on the site and are posting all obituaries there. Over the last year, Susan Stewart, not even a Grove graduate, but a good friend who many of you may know, has worked tirelessly to assure that all Grove class members are memorialized on the site. It is a big job and is not complete, but she has made great progress. Along with Susan, Freddie Webb and many of you, we are watching for obituaries of our classmates. When Susan creates a memorial, she lets me know so I can post it to Facebook and to the site. She adds a link to the appropriate class Virtual Cemetery, so you can easily go to your own class Virtual Cemetery to see links to memorials for those who have deceased.
We have 62 Virtual Cemeteries – one for each class beginning in 1908! Here is a link to the list of our Virtual Cemeteries. Take a moment to look at that list, and go to your class to see the members who are no longer with us.
Below is a list of classmates we know of who have passed from January 2022 till 16 April 2023, ordered by date of death with the most recent first. Each name is a link to their memorial on the Find-a-Grave website:
Notes: For those who are “recently deceased,” a placeholder page is posted. Full pictures and obituaries are made available approximately 90 days after death. If any links here do not work or you need further information or clarification, please contact me.