Eric Walla Grove (1956-2017)

Eric Walla Grove (1956-2017)

Eric Walla Grove 61, of Kihei, HI passed away on March 28th, 2017. Eric was born on January 6, 1956 to John Dale and Naomi Grove (Legan) in Fillmore CA. Eric came from a family of 6 all born and raised in Fillmore.
Eric graduated from Fillmore High School in 1974, and was a multi-sport athlete. Eric was inducted into the Fillmore Sports Hall of Fame in 2010
After high school, Eric attended University of Utah on a football scholarship. He left Utah, and decided to move to Maui. Eric was drawn there by the beautiful ocean, peaceful atmosphere, and the island lifestyle.
Eric was a Merchant Marine for the American Marine Corps. He was also a tiler and worked as an independent contractor.
He was known as “Papa Eric” to his grandkids. He will be missed by many family and friends.
He is survived by his children, Preston (Tricia) Grove, Kendall (Anna) Grove, and Ariel Moniz Grove; grandchildren, Mikah, Toa, Khloe, Emma, Te’ata, Taimane, Skyla, Te’lia, Taupou, Quincee, and Ares; brothers, Tim Grove -Maui HI, Danny Grove -Honolulu, HI, and John Grove (Tracy) -Fillmore; sisters, Camille Grove -Yanez (Brian) - Ventura, and Kerry Grove Marrufo - San Diego.
Eric was predeceased by his parents, John and Naomi Grove.