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Kevin Michael Grover (1972-2012)

DALLAS PLANTATION - Kevin Michael Grover, a beloved husband, father, brother, son, teacher and friend passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack in Dallas Plantation on Thursday morning, Nov. 22, 2012.

Kevin Michael Grover

The son of Michael O. Grover and Lianne Janelle Grover of Greene, Maine, Kevin was born on March 1, 1972. He graduated from St. Dominic High School in 1990 and received a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Maine at Farmington in 1995. He continued his education and received a master’s degree from the University of Southern Maine in 2003.

He married Rebecca Moore on August 16, 1997 at the Poland Spring Inn in Poland Spring, Maine.

Kevin taught first and second grade at Lake Street School in Auburn from 1997 to 2001. In 2001, he began teaching second grade in the Falmouth school district. In 2010 he was nominated and named Maine’s Teacher of the Year. He used his position as Teacher of the Year to raise funds and awareness for educational issues – he organized fun runs and volunteered at the Falmouth Food Pantry.

Mr. Grover was loved and respected by both his students and his peers. His classroom was frequently filled with the sound of second graders laughing and learning while his co-workers enjoyed his pleasant nature which complemented his consummate professionalism as an educator. He loved learning about the latest advances in technology and shared that affinity for technology with his students.

An avid runner, Mr. Grover had many interests including hiking, fishing, canoeing and camping especially at Stephen Phillips Preserve on Mooselookmaguntic Lake. His greatest joy, however, involved any activity he shared with his wife Becky and his daughter Lillian, 11 and son Elias, 8. In addition to his wife, children and parents he leaves his siblings Jeffrey Grover and his wife Julia of Millis, Mass., Christopher Grover and his wife Mindy of Cumberland, and Laura Grover of Bloomington, Indiana.

A celebration of Kevin’s life will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Falmouth Elementary School gymnasium at 58 Woodville Road in Falmouth.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Grover Family Fund at any TD Bank. To honor his work at the Falmouth food pantry, Kevin’s family requests that non-perishable foods be donated at the Celebration.

Cremation arrangements were cared for by the Wiles Funeral Home, Cremation Service & Remembrance Center, 137 Farmington Falls Rd., Farmington. Words of condolence and tribute may be shared with Kevin’s family and friends on his tribute wall at

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  1. I am sorry to learn of the Grover Families loss of a very dedicated person that Kevin was. I am wondering if I might be related to kevin maybe by marriage. My husband was Robert Grover who was born in Kingfield and grew up in Farmington. He passed away in 1993. My thoughts and prayers are with you all had this time of your loss. RIP KEVIN> God needed another great angel.

  2. Kevin was one of the all-time good people on this planet. I'm consider myself fortunate to have known him, if only for a moment and not nearly well enough.

    The Ryder heart is going out to the Grovers, the Moores, and the Muises.