Lawrence L. Grove

May 3, 1946March 4, 2023
Obituary of Lawrence L. Grove
Lawrence Ludwig Grove, age 76, passed away unexpectedly at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital on March 4, 2023. Lawrence (Larry) was born on May 3, 1946 in Waterbury, Connecticut, to Eugene A. Grove and Helen L. Kongsted Grove. Larry graduated from Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y. with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. He moved to the Allentown area of Pennsylvania where he worked at General Electric. He received several patents while working as a mechanical engineer. While in Pennsylvania, he married Charlotte Heller and they lived in Center Valley. They later divorced. He was recruited by Norelco North American Philips and moved to Lyme, Conn. He then started a business called Silver and Wood in East Haddam, Conn. with close friends Nancy and David. Larry designed and built beautifully crafted wood furniture, chess and backgammon boards, unique jewelry boxes, and bud vases. He participated in many area craft shows including the Hartford Flower Show and the Norwich Rose Art Show. He won awards for his woodworking, including special recognition for a desk that was later displayed at the Old State House gift shop in Hartford. He then was employed by Moeller in Ivoryton, Conn. Besides being mechanically inclined, creative, and a fine woodworker, Larry had a soft heart for animals. At his Lyme home he had horses, goats, a dog, and many cats. In his retirement, he moved to Old Lyme where he lived with and helped his mother, Helen Ingle. After her death, he moved to Solstice Senior Living in Groton. Larry was a very gentle sweet man, and he will be sorely missed by the many who knew him. He is predeceased by his parents and is survived by his siblings Carl A. Grove of Venice, Fla.; Stephen R. Ingle of Quincy, Mass.; Jane E. Platt of Stratford, Conn.; and David J. Ingle of Catonsville, Md. A memorial service will be held on Saturday March 18, 2023 at Fulton Theroux, 13 Beckwith Lane, Old Lyme at 11 am. From 10-11 am, there will be a time to view pictures and wooden handmade items. Burial to follow service at Duck River Cemetery, Old Lyme. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to ASPCA (to help animals) or to a charity of your choice in Larry’s honor.

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