Donald Lee Gruver
Donald Lee Gruver, 81, of Main Street, West Middlesex, died of an apparent heart attack while hunting near his home on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019.,
Donald was born on July 8, 1938 in Hawthorne to the late Russell and Helen Shick Gruver. He married Phyllis Irene Barly on Sept. 23, 1967; she survives at their residence.
Donald graduated from West Middlesex High School and the New Castle School of Trades. He had both carpenter journeyman and electrical certification. Donald retired from Sharon Steel, which was later known as Duferco Steel.
He was a member of the Kedron Lodge F and AM 389, West Middlesex. Donald was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed camping and boating. Above all, he loved spending time with his family and friends.
In addition to his wife, Phyllis, survivors include two daughters, Darlene (John) Cesta of Champion, Ohio; Kathy (Pete) Young of Sacramento, Calif.; sons, Gary (Colleen) Gruver of Warren, Ohio; Raymond Guiney of Greenville; Robert (Carrie) Gruver of Spokane, Wash.; Alan R. (Melanie) Gruver of Hermitage; two brothers, Charles (Eileen) Gruver of West Middlesex; Russell (Dawn) Gruver of Huntsville, Ala.; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Kedron Lodge F and AM 389, West Middlesex, or the American Heart Association.

Donald Lee, 81, of West Middlesex.
Visitation: 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday (11-20-19) and 10 a.m. until the time of service Thursday (11-21-19) at the SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 3126 Main St., West Middlesex.
Funeral services: 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Rev. Bryan Warner of Wayside Emmanuel Church will officiate.
Published on November 17, 2019


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Richard Klumph
Nov 20, 2019
Our prayers for Dons family he was a great neighbor growing up with I’ll always have fond memories
Nov 19, 2019
Fall Fantasia was purchased for the family of Donald Lee Gruver.  Send flowers
Ted Richards
Nov 19, 2019
America the Beautiful was purchased for the family of Donald Lee Gruver by Ted Richards.  Send flowers
John M. and Lois Erb
Nov 18, 2019
We send our heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends
George W Hooks
Nov 18, 2019
May our thoughts and prayers be with your families during this most difficult time, will always remember talking to him on the strolls thru Coders Landing, he surely loved the river camp
Robert Murphy
Nov 18, 2019
Medium Dish Garden was purchased for the family of Donald Lee Gruver by Robert Murphy.  Send flowers