Richard Louis Grone

August 14, 1936 - August 13, 2020

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Richard "Dick" Louis Grone, 83, of Erlanger, KY passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2020. He is a retired Electrical Construction Foreman with Cinergy, a Navy Veteran during the Korean War Era and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Crescent Springs KY. Dick was very active with St. Henry Church and School Board, the C.G.& E. retirees and the class of 1954 alumni of Covington Catholic High School. He was preceded in death by his parents: Joseph and Bernadette Bogenschutz Grone. Dick is survived by his loving wife of 60 years: Mary JoAnn Schoo Grone; son: Philip (Lynn) Grone; daughter: Andrea (Ted) Pappas; grandchildren: Nathan Pappas and Matthew Grone and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 from 9:30 AM until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2470 Lorraine Court, Crescent Springs, KY 41017. Interment: Mother of God Cemetery, Ft. Wright, KY. Connley Brothers Funeral Home in Latonia, KY serving the family. Memorials are suggested to the Passionist Nuns Monastery, 1151 Donaldson Hwy, Erlanger, KY 41018. Online condolences may be expressed on Facebook or at


"Schmaltz" - Aug 16, 2020
"Groaner," Pleasure Isle, of course,:o) was a swimming pool, not a "pook." I are an English major...
Ray & Peggy Smith - Aug 16, 2020
Dick, "Schmaltz" here. Just want to say that you were a great guy and a loyal friend at St. Ben's and Covington Catholic. You were the "glue" that held our Class of '54 together and informed during our "senior" years. You were highly respected as an exemplary naval reservist at our old Covington Naval Reserve Unit 5-29 at Third and Philadelphia. I shall personally miss your informative emails with luncheon alerts, humor, clarifying facts and yes, sincere personal opinions to keep us on the straight and narrow. And, I shall never forget our self-inflicted bicycle trip from Latonia to Pleasure Isle swimming pook and back on the day after our eighth grade graduation. I was sure to be in deep trouble upon returning home until Mom asked, "Who were you with" and I said Dick Grone. Her immediate "Then it's okay" let me know once and for all how she felt about you and our friendship. You were special and always will be..."with a spirit that will never die." Rest in peace, dear classmate.
Chuck & Reggie Korte - Aug 15, 2020
Joan, sorry to hear about Dick. Thoughts and prayers

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