Henry E. Grosh Sr.
Henry Eugene “Gene” Grosh Sr., 83, Clear Spring, Md., died Sunday, August 7, 2011, at his home.
Born March 11, 1928, in Charlton, Md., he was the son of the late Courtney C. and Mary E. Needy Grosh.
He was a member of Black Rock Bible Church of Hagerstown and the Joseph C. Herbert American Legion Post 222 of Clear Spring.
He attended Charlton School and Clear Spring High School.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was employed by R.F. Kline Co. paving roads and interstates, sold construction equipment for the Lutherville Supply and Equipment Co., and later retired from Valley Supply Equipment Co.
He was known as the “Honorary Mayor” of Charlton.
He was the husband of the late Lorraine V. Pyle Grosh who passed away in 2008. They were married December 20, 1950.
Surviving are the following children: Patricia Smeak, Baltimore; Peggy Mellott, Big Pool, Md.; Henry Grosh Jr., Hagerstown; Paula Smith, Tommy Grosh, Brian Grosh and Mary Reid, all of Clear Spring, Md.; and Betty Swadley, Big Cove Tannery; grandchildren; great-grandchildren and a niece, Frances Elaine Moats, Hag-erstown.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Carroll Lee Grosh; brothers Lowell Charlton and William Grosh; nephews Michael Charlton and David Gilchrist Jr.; sonin law Steven Swadley; and daughter- in- law Kristin Grosh.
Services will be held Saturday, August 13, at 10 a.m., at the Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home Inc., Clear Spring. Rev. Tony Blackburn and Rev. Matt Robinson will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Paul Cemeter, Clear Spring.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, August 12, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For the family’s request, please visit the funeral home after noon.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County for Coast Hospice in Kenya, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742 or to Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Co., PO Box 400, Clear Spring, MD 21722.