ROBERT GROVER, 58, PARLIN
Home News Tribune Online 09/3/05Robert K. Grover
, 58, of the Parlin section of Sayreville, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005, at Raritan Bay Medical Center
, Old Bridge.Born in South Amboy, he has resided in Sayreville all of his life.Before his retirement in 1996, he was employed by the Sayreville Police Department as a patrolman for 26 years, and was a member of PBA 98.Mr. Grover
was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War where he
was highly decorated, receiving two Purple Hearts.He served as a "river rat" during the Tet and counter-Tet offensives.Mr. Grover was a life member of Sayreville VFW Memorial Post 4699; a member and past commander of American Legion Post 62, South Amboy; a life member of DAV chapter 67 in South Amboy, Mobile Riverene Force Association, and a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 233.He
is predeceased by his
parents, Edwin and Harriet Grover, and brothers, John and Edwin Grover.Surviving are his wife, the former Maureen Kane; daughters, AnnMarie Carlton and her husband, John, of Milford, Judith Pitsios and her husband, John, of South Amboy; a son, Robert Grover Jr.
of Sayreville; a stepson, Peter Ewtushek of New York City; grandchildren, Reilly and Reese Carlton of Milford; and brothers, James Grover of Brunswick, Maine, and Donald Grover of Clovis, N.M.
...Robert Grover, 58, proud Vietnam vet
While many young men tried to dodge the draft in the 1960s, Robert K. Grover
ran toward military service. He
wanted to be a Marine but was rejected in 1966 because of an old elbow injury.So Mr. Grover joined the Navy, and by 1968 the young man from Sayreville was aboard the USS Tom Green County in Vietnam's Mekong Delta region.