Benjamin H. Groves

Benjamin H. Groves, age 90, of Erie, passed away Monday, September 9, 2019 at UPMC Hamot. He was born in Youngstown, OH on April 6, 1929, son of the late John T. and Alice Baldwin Groves.

Ben served in the U.S. Army and Navy during the Korean Conflict. He worked at General Electric for 38 years and then went on to clean at G.A.F. for 32 years with his wife, Peggy. Ben enjoyed napping and watching wrestling and loved peanut butter.

Ben is survived by his wife of 65 years, Peggy Ann Wagner Groves; one daughter, Beth Radigan (Brian); one son-in-law, Richard Cass; two grandchildren, Gina Spilling (Kevin) and Rich Cass (Linda); three great-grandchildren, Seth Cass, and Brandon and Leo Spilling; one sister, Mary Lee Thomas; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Ben was preceded in death by one daughter, Mildred "Pinkey" Cass; one sister, Rosalind Groves; and two brothers, Wellington and John T. Groves.

Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., 2607 Buffalo Rd., on Wednesday from 10 am until the time of the Funeral Service there at 1 pm. Interment will follow at Erie County Memorial Gardens.

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The founder of the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., Constantine "Gus" Dusckas, was born in Titusville, Pennsylvania, on July 22, 1915, the son of Greek immigrants. It has been noted that the Dusckas family had a close relationship with the Drake family of oil well fame. Because of the family's deep religious beliefs, young Gus got involved with many families who were in need and less fortunate.  read more...

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