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John E. Grow

December 14, 1946 ~ March 24, 2021 (age 74)


John E. Grow, 74, of Annville, formerly of Lykens, passed away suddenly Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at his home.

Born in Harrisburg, December 14, 1946, a son of the late Clarence and Ella Renshaw Grow. He was a 1964 graduate of the former Lykens High School. John served with the United States Army National Guard from 1965-1972.

He retired after 30 years of service as a Facility Maintenance Manager with Brubaker Tool Corporation, Millersburg.

He was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church, Wiconisco;   a member and post adjutant of the former Lykens American Legion; a member of the Annville American Legion; a member and vice president of the Twin Cedar Gun Club, Gratz. John was a former school board member of the Williams Valley School District as well as a football coach. He also coached girls travel softball. He was a proud lifetime member of the NRA and enjoyed hunting and being in the outdoors.

John was the happiest when he was surrounded by his family, he was extremely proud of his two sons and his grandchildren. John and Darlene enjoyed following all of their sons and grandchildren's events.  He will be deeply missed.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Darlene Wagner Grow; two sons, Jeffrey Grow and his wife Michel, Lykens and Jason Grow and his wife Patti, Annville; his five grandchildren he adored, Mickayla, Maison, Connor, Maddin and Carson Grow; a cousin, LeeAnn Renshaw, Paxtang.

A public walkthrough visitation following all CDC guidelines will be held on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 from 1:30-2:30 pm in the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Home, Inc, Tower City. Private services will follow with  burial in the Calvary United Methodist Cemetery, Wiconisco. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Calvary United Methodist Church, 519 Pottsville Street, P.O. Box 320, Wiconisco, PA 17097.   To send condolences to the family please visit

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March 30, 2021

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Dimon Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.
644 East Grand Avenue
Tower City, PA 17980


Calvary United Methodst Church
P.O. Box 320, Wiconisco PA 17097

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