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Grove N.  Bankert

Grove N. Bankert

Aug 30th, 1934 - Dec 25th, 2021
  • Birth Date: Aug 30th, 1934
  • Death Date: Dec 25th, 2021
  • Funeral Date: Jan 10th, 2022
  • Location: St. Mary's UCC, Silver Run
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Grove N. Bankert, 87, of Silver Run died Saturday, December 25, 2021 at Carroll Hospital Center, Westminster. He was the husband of Constance "Connie" F. (Boyd) Bankert of Silver Run for 60 years. Born August 30, 1934 in Hanover, Grove was the son of the late Paul E. and Mary E. (Beall) Bankert. Grove was a 1954 graduate of Westminster High School and was a U. S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was a supervisor and department manager for Black and Decker of Hampstead retiring in 1994 after 35 years of service. Most recently, Grove worked part time for Little's Funeral Home, Littlestown.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his children,  Scott D. Bankert of Silver Run, Mark D. Bankert of Littlestown, Terrie Siegman of New Oxford and Kellie Macharsky of Fairfield; his 13 Grandchildren, 1 great grand child and his brother, Richard Bankert of Westminster.

Grove was a member of St. Mary's U.C.C. of Silver Run; a member and Past Commander of The American Legion Post 321 of Littlestown, VFW Post 6954, Eagles 2226 of Littlestown, Mayberry Game Protection Association and St. Mary's Cemetery Association. He coached youth softball, loved gardening, his fruit trees, camping and being with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Memorial Service is Monday, January 10, 2022 at 11 A.M. at St Mary's UCC  with his pastor, The Rev. Sam Chamelin officiating.  Full military honors will be conducted immediately following the service. Grove will eventully be inurned in St. Mary's Cemetery, Silver Run.  Contributions have been asked to go to his church at 1441 E. Mayberry Rd., Westminster MD. 21158. Online condolences may be shared on

Darlene Houck (Nusbaum)
Jan 7th, 2022 12:23 am
Dear Bankert Family

I am sorry for your loss of Grove. I knew him From Black & Decker I use to work there in 1989 until they moved South.Grove was a good man And a good manager. I haven’t seen him since Black & Decker but he will be missed my greatest sympathies to your family. Sincerely Darlene Houck
Marilyn & Scott Zanger
Dec 30th, 2021 1:58 am
May you have fond memories and the support of family and friends to comfort you at this time. We send our sincere sympathy. Marilyn and Scott
Warren & Vivian Hastings
Dec 29th, 2021 9:31 pm
Dearest Connie,
So sorry about Grove passing away. If there is anything we can do for you
Let us know. We are here for you. Will keep you in our prayers.
Warren & Vivan
Tammy Hoffman
Dec 29th, 2021 2:33 pm
My thoughts and prayers are with the Bankert family. Grove loved his family and will continue to look after each & every one of them.
Tammy Hoffman
Dec 29th, 2021 2:32 pm
My thoughts and prayers are with the Bankert family. Grove loved his family and will be looking over each and everyone of you! Keep your memories alive!
William Ashbaugh
Dec 28th, 2021 11:38 pm
So thoroughly grief stricken. Praying for the Lord's comfort for everyone.
Ron Ringer-Naples,Florida
Dec 28th, 2021 8:17 pm
Connie: I am so sorry to hear of Groves passing. I remember our days working together at Black and Decker starting in the 60's. He was a great mentor and friend. He always had a way about him to make me laugh. He was such a wonderful human being. He loved talking about his grand kids. They were such a big part of his life. I used to agitate him about his garden not doing as well as mine, but he knew the truth. His was always better than mine. I have a lot of very good memories of Grove. May he rest in peace and may God bless.
Lou (Forsythe) Sowers
Dec 28th, 2021 11:37 am
My heart and soul are with Grove's wife and family. He will truly be missed. He was a very kind and wonderful man who would always put a smile on your face. He knew my dad and mom (Bob and Mary Forsythe) very well and our family. He will always be looking down upon his family to keep you all safe, healthy, happy and put a smile on your faces. Love, Lou and my Davey from above.
matt vosburgh
Dec 28th, 2021 2:39 am
MR Grove was a wonderful person, a great leader, and someone I always looked up to, and always respected. He will be missed. I am thankful for the time we had with him! His family are in my prayers.
Joe and Nicole Willis
Dec 27th, 2021 8:32 pm
Connie, Scott and family. Grove (Dad) was a wonderful neighbor and man. So sorry for your loss. Going to miss his daily walks and waves as he went past our house. Always admired his garden. His tomatoes always put ours to shame. Thoughts and prayers to your family.
Arlene (Franks) Justice
Dec 27th, 2021 6:33 pm
Connie and Family, Sharing your loss. How quickly Grove passed away. Fondest memory of Grove is his love of mince pie. May you be comforted in knowing (i) we are thankful that we knew him as a great friend. May his gardens continue to grow in his honor.
Larry and peggy hawk
Dec 27th, 2021 5:50 pm
Connie and kids. We are so sorry yo lose Grover he was a really good guy. Hr will be missed alot at class luncheons. Hugs and prayers are with you
Peg and larry
Barbara Snyder
Dec 27th, 2021 3:50 pm
Connie and family, So very sorry for your loss! Hold on to the memories of your husband and father RIP Grove!

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