Vincent J. "Vince" Grote, age 91, of New Salem, passed away on his 91st birthday, July 27, 2020 at Peroni Personal Care Home.
He was born on July 27, 1929 in Buffington, PA
Son of the late Paul and Cecelia (Miller) Grote
Vince was a member of the former St. Procopius R.C. Church of New Salem and currently a member of St. Francis of Assisi R.C. Church of Footedale, PA
Lifetime member of The New Salem Volunteer Fire Department where he served in different leadership roles and capacities.
Vince was well known for being employed by The Dearth Funeral Home for over 65 years until his retirement. He also was the caretaker of Salem View Cemetery in New Salem for many years.
He was a Veteran of The Korean Conflict serving with The United States Armed Forces.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife: Loretta G. (Bell) Grote
5 Brothers and 1 sister: Charles, Herbert, Raymond, Gilbert, and Eugene Grote,
Brother-in-law: Thomas Bell
Sister-in-law: Jane K. Grote
Vince is survived by 2 daughters: Pamela Howarth and husband Ronald
Natalie Shimshock and husband Gary
Grandchildren: Gary Shimshock, Jr. and wife Jennifer; Sarah Howarth-Dice and husband Zachary; Cole Shimshock and Jamie; Blair Howarth
Great-grandchildren: Owen, Greysen, Brinn, Nick, and Cole
2 sisters: Rita Herring and Loretta Grimes
Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in The Dearth Funeral Home 35 South Mill Street New Salem, PA on Friday from 3-8PM and on Saturday until 9:30AM where a Prayer Service will be held followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM at St. Francis of Assisi R.C. Church of Footedale, PA with The Rev. Fr. William G. Berkey as Celebrant.
Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park.
The New Salem Fire Department will hold services on Friday evening at 7:00PM in the funeral home.
Pennsylvania and CDC guidelines for Covid-19 will be adhered to.
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