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Vincent J. ("Vince") Grote

July 27, 1929 ~ July 27, 2020 (age 91)


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,

Genevieve Garbutt

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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July 31, 2020

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Dearth Funeral Home
35 South Mill St
New Salem, PA 15468

Prayer Service
August 1, 2020

9:30 AM
Dearth Funeral Home
35 South Mill St
New Salem, PA 15468

Funeral Mass
August 1, 2020

10:00 AM
St. Francis of Assisi R.C. Church - Footedale Site
528 Footedale Road
New Salem, PA 15468

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