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Grover Steve Bench

Grover Steve Bench, 80, of Rootstown, died Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at Robinson Memorial Hospital.

Born July 23, 1928, in South Point, he was a son of the late Steven and Una Ann (Smith) Bench.

He was a veteran of the Air Force serving during World War II and the Korean War.  He retired from USF Holland as a truck driver and was a longtime member of the Teamsters, NRA and the ASPCA.  Grover loved all animals especially cats.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Conway) Bench, whom he married on July 5, 1968; daughter, Debra (Larry) Conti of Tallmadge; brothers, William (Sybil) Bench of South Shore, KY, and Glenn Bench of Carrollton; grandson, Christopher Conti of Tallmadge; granddaughter, Lauren Conti of Tallmadge; several nieces and nephews; and brother-in-law, Donald Conway of Randolph. 

He was preceded in death by his sister, Harriet "Pee Wee" Marie Mayes.

Private funeral services will be held.  Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the Donor's Choice or Animal Protective League, 8122 Infirmary Road, Ravenna, OH 44266 or Randolph EMS/Fire, 1639 St. Rt. 44, Rootstown, OH 44272. 

Bissler & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory handled the arrangements.


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