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Alwin Horace Grover

March 31, 1938 ~ December 12, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Alwin Grover Obituary

Alwin Horace Grover
March 31, 1938 – December 12, 2023
Alwin Horace Grover of North Yarmouth, Maine passed away at Maine Medical Center in
Portland, Maine. Al was born in Gray, Maine, the son of Harold Leslie. & Juanita Mildred
[Glass] Grover. He attended Greely Institute where he met the love of his life, Mary Sandra
[Doughty] Grover. They have been married 67 years.
Al left his childhood home on Mill Road in North Yarmouth, his sophomore year of High School
to manage Thornhurst Farms in North Yarmouth for Charles Payson of New York. In 1957 his
senior year, he was the class president, played on high school baseball and basketball teams
while managing a beef cattle farm. His senior yearbook quote was “A hard worker comes out at
the top.” His ambition was “to be a cowboy.”
Al signed up with the US Marine Corps Reserves at the age of 17 and remained with the Marines
for 12 years finishing in 1967 as a Staff Sargent.
In May of 1973, while still employed by Mr. Payson Al started his construction company Alwin
H. Grover Excavating & Trucking. In 1977 he incorporated the company which is known today
as A.H. Grover, Inc. The Company is 50 years old and in its third generation.
Al cared for his community too, helping to maintain the town dump and plowing the streets of
North Yarmouth for many years. Assisting the Fire Department by providing equipment to clean
up after structure fires, giving many of the local young residents their first employment.
Al and Sandra’s love is farming. They currently have 50 plus head of beef cattle on Thornhurst
Farm which they have owned since 1986. In September of this year Al was still at it trying to get
in what little crop of hay he could between rain storms.
Al never retired, he was the company’s President and made sure every Saturday morning that his
fleet of dump trucks were washed, greased and neatly parked for Monday morning. A truly
hard-working man, who loved work and farming.
He is survived by his loving wife, Sandra, and their children, Mary Beth Grover (her partner
Woody Bragg, Benjamin Grover (wife Deborah Allen), Matthew Grover (wife Sharon
Redmond) and Martha Grover- Lambert (husband Donald Lambert). 16 Grandchildren: Elizabeth
Leo, Joe Caron, Greg Caron, Lali Lathrop, Naveen Caron, Jai Caron, Issaac Caron, Lee Grover,
Molly Grover, Tricia Grover, Meagan Storey, Zachary Grover, Alexander Grover, Olivia
Marzilli, Benjamin Lambert, Jeremy Lambert and 7 Great Grandchildren: Ella, Mason,
Charlotte, Max, Doug, Julianna and Bennett. His sisters Jenette E. Bernier, Marilyn I. Gaddis,
Lonna J. Miles and Lorry A. Strom. He is predeceased by his brother Marvin “Pete” Grover
(2001) and his sister Dorothy L. Quintal (2013).


A Memorial Service will be held at 2p.m. Saturday at the North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 3 Gray Road. A reception to immediately follow. 


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Memorial Service
December 16, 2023

2:00 PM
North Yarmouth Congregational Church
3 Gray Road
North Yarmouth, ME 04097


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