Grover Ellsworth WOLFGANG Jr.

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Contributed by rkohler3 on 4/10/10 - Image Year: 1945

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(20 Sep 1925 - 25 Jun 2004)

(Son of Grover Ellsworth and Mary E. (Walters) Wolfgang. The family lived at 416 West Fourth Street (Fairview) when Grover Jr. was born.)


Grover E. Wolfgang, 78. of Port Royal, died at 2:45 p.m. Friday, June 25, 2004, at Riverside Regional Medical Center, Newport News, VA.

He was born September 20, 1925 in Port Royal, the son of the late Grover E. Wolfgang Sr. and Mary Ellen (Walters) Wolfgang. His wife, Nancy Jane (Bauer) Wolfgang, whom he married in 1950, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Jim (Jane) Wolfgang-Price, Downingtown; two sons, Dr. David R. Wolfgang and wife Dr. Anne, Pennsylvania Furnace, and Pastor Jim G. Wolfgang,
Obion, TN; two sisters, Mrs. Betty Purnell,. Philadelphia and Mrs. Jean Breniezen. Lancaster; and five grandchildren.

He was a retired banker and loan officer, having worked for the Juniata Valley Bank, Miffintown. Earlier he had worked for Mann Edge-Tool Co. Lewistown.

He was a 1944 graduate of Tuscarora Valley High School. Port Royal, and was a 1950 graduate of Pennsylvania Military College, Chester.

Mr. Wolfgang was a member of Port Royal United Methodist Church. Union Lodge No. 324, F&AM, Mifflintown. He had been active in many community organizations and the local government.

He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps.

The funeral will be held Wednesday, June 30 at 1:00 p.m. from Port Royal United Methodist Church with Rev. Kenneth R. Kitzmiller officiating. Interment will follow in Old Church Hill Cemetery: Port Royal.

A viewing was scheduled for 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday at Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal. with Masonic services at 9:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Port Royal United Methodist Church. PO Box 396, Port Royal. PA 17082.

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Contributed by rkohler3 on 4/13/17 - Image Year: 1941
1941 PORT ROYAL CHAMPION BASEBALL TEAM: Front Row (L-R): Grover Wolfgang Jr, Batboy Billy Telfer, Robert "Mugs" Frankhouse; Middle Row: Russell Wagner, Dick Ulsh, Paul Fleck, James "Mayor" Kennedy, Bill Kauffman, Bill Kennedy; Back Row: Couch Charles "Bill" Telfer, Gerald "Smokey" Miller, Ted Bergstresser, James Robinson, Harold "Doc" Kepner, Harvey "Popeye" McClure, Brady Kunkle. Paul Fleck said the last game went 19-20 innings 1 walk-in run and no hits. The New York Times had article.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 2/10/13 - Image Year: 1943
RECEIVES FLIGHT TRAINING: Grover Wolfgang, Jr. receives flight training during World War II. (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 9/18/09 - Image Year: 1926
Jean, Grover Jr. and Elizabeth WOLFGANG
Contributed by rkohler3 on 12/9/10 - Image Year: 1945
RESTAURANT GANG (abt 1945) (l-r) Dan Kennedy, Grover Wolfgang, Ed Leonard, Clint Bashore. (Photo contributed by Ralph and Jill Leonard-Perez)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 2/14/13 - Image Year: 1962
BROTHER OF THE BRUSH: Grover Wolfgang with his beard for Port Royal's Sesqui-centennial Celebration in 1962. (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 2/21/13 - Image Year: 1962
BROTHER OF THE BRUSH: Grover Wolfgang with his beard for Port Royal's Sesqui-centennial Celebration in 1962. (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 8/13/19 - Image Year: 1943
TVHS GRADUATING CLASS OF 1943. (Grover Wolfgang can be seen in the middle row, second from the left.)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 8/13/19 - Image Year: 2003
TVHS CLASS OF 1943 HOLDS 60 YEAR REUNION JUNE 7, 2003 - Attending: (seated) Tom Snyder, (Front Row Standing) Arlene (Page) Peters, Helen (Graham) Beers, Edie (Dentler) Stouffer, Anabel (Fettig) Conn; (Back Row) Grover Wolfgang, Jr., Paul Fleck, Bob Gilson, Phyllis (Emery) Leonard, Earl Brackbill

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