Memorial Visitation at Funeral Home
Obituary of James D. Grover
James “Jim” D. Grover, 62, of Howell passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2020. He was born in New Brunswick, Raised in Highland Park, and had lived in South River, before settling in Howell in 2006. He had a passion for hunting and fishing and was a member of various Rod and Gun Clubs such as South River field and stream, Hercules rod and gun club and Uplanders rod and gun club. Jim had loved gardening, cooking and making his venison jerkey and listening to county music. A frequent at the Ivy League and Prospect Tavern, Jim could often be found at the bar having a cold beer and a shot of fireball while cheering on the Cowboys and Yankees or singing Karaoke most of the time to Elvis or Country. He was a thrill seeker who lived his life to the fullest and was a fan of amusement parks such as action park and six flags. Jim loved being in the woods hunting or partying with his friends. He would give anybody the shirt off his back and his door was always open for his family and friends to come share food, drinks, and good times. He was the biggest jokester and had a playful nature about him and was a hopeless romantic, it was his charming personality that attracted others to him. Jim will forever be missed by his children and grandchildren; they will forever cherish the memories that they have created with their Dad and Grandpa Jim.
The family would like to give their heartfelt thank you to the following organizations who worked tirelessly and endlessly to help in the efforts of saving their father, Manchester Volunteer Fire Company, Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Company, Whiting Volunteer Fire Company, New Jersey State Police Aviation Unit, RWJ Paramedics and Manchester Township Emergency Medical Services.
He was predeceased by his parents, John in 1963 and Mary in 2004; Love of his life and life partner, Suzanne Smith in 2015; Brother John “Buddy” Grover in 2016 and sister Jackie Lefebvre in 2018.James is survived by his four children, Julia Jacko and her husband Matthew of Toms River; Nicole Pavlik and her husband Joseph of Jackson; James Grover and his wife Lauren of Manchester; Ryan Masitti of Howell; Twelve Grand Children, Anthony, Sarah, Angelina, Molly, Joey, Sean, Mason, Samantha, Ariella, Gracelyn, Easton and Elizabeth; Siblings, Barbara Allen, Eileen Salvi, William “Billy” Grover, Robert Grover and Fran Liteplo; and many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.
Visitation will be held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township on Friday December 18, 2020 from 2:00-4:00 PM and 7:00-9:00 PM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his 12:00 PM funeral service on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at the funeral home. Interment will be private. Donations in James’s name can be made to a local volunteer rescue of your choice. For information, directions, or condolence messages to the family please visit claytonfuneralhome.com. For the safety of the public and our staff, we are asking everyone to help us adhere to the CDC guidelines. Facemasks will be required. For information, directions, to check for future arrangements, or to leave condolence messages to the family, please visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com