Grover G. Bledsoe, Jr., 90, of Lancaster, passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Hospice & Community Care. He was the loving husband of the late Janice (Moore) Bledsoe. Born in Abingdon, VA, he was the son of the late Grover G. Bledsoe, Sr. and Mary O. (Wilbar) Bledsoe.
Grover graduated from Fulton High School in Lancaster County and Penn State University. He owned Bledsoe’s Cabinet Shop and later became an instructor at the Willow Street Vo-Tech School for Millwork and Cabinet Making. After his retirement, he worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Education in Harrisburg
He was a member of the Masonic Washington Lodge #156 where he held honors of 32nd degree. He was a volunteer of the Eden Fire Company, an elder at First Presbyterian Church where he was also a Sunday school teacher and usher, served as President and Board of Director for VICA (currently known as SKILLS USA), was head advisor for Lancaster County School of Career and Technology and elected as President of Homestead Village’s Resident Council.
In his spare time he enjoyed spending time with his family, model trains, traveling, reading, woodworking projects for his family and church, and his beloved dog Amy.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Lancaster and most recently was a regular attendee of the Church of Apostles UCC.
He is survived by his three daughters; Barbara Snyder (wife of Barry) of Mount Joy, PA, Karen Kirkpatrick (wife of Michael) of Mocksville, NC, and Kristina Hoskins (wife of Stephen) of Brownstown, PA; grandchildren, Angela, Jennifer, Kevin, Bryon, David and Megan; great grandchildren, Ayla and Evan. Also surviving is one brother, Rodger Bledsoe. He was predeceased by his sister Rosalind Morton and brothers Joseph and Richard.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Funeral Service at First Presbyterian Church at 140 E. Orange St, Lancaster, PA 17602 on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 12:00 noon. A viewing will be held at the church on Friday from 10:00 am until the time of the service. Interment will be in Little Britain Presbyterian Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to First Presbyterian Church at the address shown above, or Church of the Apostles UCC at 1850 Marietta Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603, or to Hospice and Community Care, 685 Good Drive, P.O. 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. To leave an online condolence for the family please visit: www.DebordSnyder.com