SALEM- Bernard "Bernie" Lee Groves, 64, of Salem, Ohio, died at 10:05 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at his home.
He was born Jan. 28, 1948, in Salem, the son of the late Chalmer and Margaret (Meissner) Groves.
Bernie was the owner and operator of Groves Wood Collections for 20 years. He was a 1966 graduate of Salem High School and a member of the St. Paul Catholic Church.
His wife, Mary Christine (Coury) Groves, whom he married Feb. 7, 1970, survives him along with a son, Sean Charles Groves of Pittsburgh; a sister, Joyce (Tom) Stamp of Murphy, N.C.; and three brothers, Philip Groves of Atwater, Paul Groves of Austintown and Dennis Groves of Salem.
In addition to his parents, two brothers, James and Harry Groves, also preceded him in death.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2012, at the St. Paul Catholic Church with Father Steve Wassie officiating.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home with a prayer vigil at 7:45 p.m. Burial will be at Hope Cemetery.
This obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at www.starkmemorial.com?