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Obituary: William H. Groveman ’49

William Herbert Groveman, 86, of Pompton Plains, NJ, passed away on Friday, Feb. 25, 2011. Born in Brooklyn, NY on October 10, 1924, William was active in the National Amateur Press Association from his teen years through the rest of his life. He graduated from Hempstead High School in 1942. He was a soldier and interpreter in the 78th Lightning Division in World War II, earning a Bronze Star and Oak Leaf Cluster, and graduated from Antioch College in 1949. He worked at both Simon & Schuster and Doubleday, later launching Translatlantic Books, an antiquarian book search firm. William is survived by Antioch College graduate Gertrude Groveman, his wife of 62 years, Helen Levine, his daughter, Bernard Groveman and Barbara Ancona, his son and daughter-in-law, and five grandchildren, Tamar, Ethan, Benjamin and Hannah Groveman, and Julia Levine. He is remembered for having generously shared ideas with family and friends. This virtual "clipping service" was how he showed his love and affection. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the 78th Division Veterans Association, Kelley Scholarship Fund, American Friends of the Open University of Israel or the National Amateur Press Association.