Paul Arial Grover
July 9, 1922 – November 25, 2012
Brattleboro, VT- Roanoke, VA
Paul Arial Grover, born July 9, 1922 in Brattleboro son of Arthur A. Grover and Gertrude Grover. He had 11 brothers and sisters, nearly all preceding him in passing. He grew up in Brattleboro as a golf caddy and assisting his father in the lumber industry. Paul joined the Army in 1942, and became one of Darby's Rangers, serving in the 3rd Ranger Battalion, receiving a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart and a Unit Presidential Citation. He campaigned in North Africa, Sicily and Italy. In January 1944, he along with many other Rangers were captured at Anzio, Italy. He spent 16 months in a German POW camp, and returned to Vermont after the war. He started a long career in truck driving at that time. In 1945, he married Rebecca Hopper of St. Louis, MO. They had 2 children, Paula and Stephen (Sue) of Allentown, PA. In the 60’s, he started Yellow Cab of Bennington, and operated it for a number of years. After the death of his wife, he went back to truck driving until he retired in the 1980's. He remarried late in life to Audrey Newcomb in Roanoke, Virginia, where he remained. Audrey preceded him in death just 2 years ago. His daughter, Paula, passed away in 1988. He has 3 Grandchildren, Joseph Grover (Alanda) of Augusta, GA, Sarah Milligan(Jeremy) of Senoia, GA and Rebecca Stuter (Ronald) of Brewerton, NY. He also has 4 Great grandchildren, Emily and Lilah Milligan, and Maddie and Molly Grover and Son-in-law Richard Vachon of Bennington, VT. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and golf. He also loved dogs, and had pets throughout his life.
Graveside committal services and interment with Military Honors will take place on Friday Nov. 30, 2012 at 10:00 AM in the Meeting House Hill Cemetery, Orchard St. Brattleboro, VT. A time of visitation for friends and family will be held on Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Ker-Westerlund Funeral Home, 57 High St. Brattleboro, VT.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Friday, November 30, 2012
Paul Arial Grover
December 3, 2012
I remember "Mr. Grover" as Paula's and Stephen's Dad when they lived on Cottage St. in Brattleboro. Paula and I were classmates at Green St. School in the late '50's and early '60's. I have a photo of her when the Girl Scouts climbed Rattlesnake Mtn., across in NH. After Paul moved the family to FL, we never reconnected, even though she returned to Bennington. My condolences to Becky on losing her Mom and Grandfather, and to all the family.
November 30, 2012
Paul was a good friend and a fellow driver. It has been a long time since we last talked. Sorry I could not be there to see you off. Your friend, Jess Reed
November 29, 2012
It was an honor, a privilege and a delight to care for Mr Grover. We all loved him and will miss him.
November 28, 2012
you were my best friend will miss you.