Grandfather of 12

Charles F. Groves died April 29, 2007, at his home in Silver Lake.

Born in Summerfield in 1934, Mr. Groves grew up in Ohio and lived in Silver Lake since 1987. He had previously been a resident of Mount Vernon, Ind. from 1967 to 1987.

Mr. Groves was employed as a purchasing agent for B & W Co., retiring in 1990 with 34 years of service. He also had the same position for Kobelco Co., retiring in 2001.

He had currently been employed by Thrifty Car Rental.

Mr. Groves was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Lorena Groves. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Mary (Schwarz) of Silver Lake; sons and daughters-in-law Chuck of North Canton, Steve and Angie of Cuyahoga Falls, Bill and Sylvia of Evansville, Ind., and Mike and Linda of Fishers, Ind.; daughters and son-in-law Mary Groves of Silver Lake and Anne and Joe Halter of Germany; grandchildren Tim and Matt Groves, Sarah and Steven Groves, Alex and Adam Groves, Max, Mitch, and Nick Groves, and Joey, Jeannie, and Jessica Halter; great-grandson Zachary Groves; as well as aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Holy Family Catholic Church in Stow. Cremation has taken place.

Donations in Mr. Groves' memory may be made to The Holy Family Building Fund.

McGowan-Reid & Santos Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.