Obituary for Norman Allen Grow Sr.
Norman A. Grow, Sr., 91, of Spotsylvania County, passed away Sunday evening, October 29, 2017, at Mary Washington Hospital from complications of a stroke. Norman was born in Rosaryville, Maryland on March 22, 1926, to the late Glen and Elsie Grow. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1946. He married in 1947 and graduated from Spotsylvania High School in 1948. He and his wife moved back to Maryland where he retired from the University of Maryland with 30 years of service. In 1990, he and his wife returned to Spotsylvania County to live their retirement years. They enjoyed camping and traveling in their motor home and attending steam engine shows across the states. He was a navy veteran, a member of the Masonic Lodge in Hyattsville, Maryland, a member of the American Legion and the VFW, and a Methodist by faith. Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Alice Smith Grow and his son, Norman Allen Grow, Jr. He is also survived by four sisters-in-law, Lorace Coe, Catherine Smith, Arnell Steckler and Elizabeth Smith. He also leaves numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by all five of his siblings.