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Marion Jean Gruver

December 10, 1918 — September 26, 2012

P. DEAN HOMER FUNERAL HOME 206 WATER STREET PO BOX 1 DUSHORE, PA 18614 TEL 570 928-8163 FAX 570 928-8116 Email pdh@epix.net OBITUARY September 27, 2012 Mrs. Marion J. Gruver, age 93 and three quarters, resident of Sullivan Terrace, passed away on Wednesday evening, September 26, 2012at the Riverwoods in Lewisburg, PA with her loving family at her side. Marion was born December 10, 1918 in Wilkes-Barre, PA a daughter of the late William Daniel & Elsie Wilson Plummer. She graduated from the Wyoming, PA High School a member of the class of 1936 and from Albright College in 1941 with a B.A. in English. She had a career in market research at Research 100 in Princeton, NJ. She married Jack Gruver of Wyoming, PA in 1943 and they resided 23 years in East Brunswick, NJ where Jack was employed by the Sun Oil Co., retiring in 1977. They retired to Sarasota, FL for “the best years of their lives” and later returned to Toms River, NJ in 1989 and then to the Pittston area in 1993. Jack predeceased her on June 28, 2001 after 58 years of marriage. Marion moved to Sullivan Terrace in Dushore, PA in 2002. She was well known in the community and was a member of the Dushore Tuesday Book Club. Marion enjoyed traveling especially on rail road trains and was an ardent New York Yankee fan. She spent every winter in FL until 2011. Surviving: two Sons: William R. & Joan Gruver of Eagles Mere, PA and Jack Gruver Jr. of Las Vegas, NV; a daughter, Jill & John Puleo of Lebanon, NJ; three grandchildren, Amanda Puleo, Alexandra Puleo, Jackson Gruver; a brother: William E. & Helen Plummer of Salem, SC and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Robert W. Plummer of Akron, Pennsylvania. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. at the Eagles Mere Community Church with the Rev. Deane S. Shively, officiating. Interment will be in the Eagles Mere Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA. from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. The family will provide the flowers and request that Memorial Contributions may be sent to The Lymphoma Foundation, PO Box 286236, New York, NY 10128 or Geisinger Health System Foundation, 100 North Academy Avenue, Danville, PA 17822 MC40-20. To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to www.homerfuneralhome.com. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Marion Jean Gruver, please visit our flower store.

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