Death – Obituary News : Dick Grove, an alumnus of St Catharine’s College at Cambridge University, has passed away. Grove, who studied Geography, interrupted his studies to serve in the Royal Air Force from 1942 to 1945. He eventually graduated in 1947. Our condolences go out to his family and friends.
We were saddened to hear of the death of alumnus Dick Grove (1941, Geography) & our thoughts are with his family & friends. This tribute explains he took a break from Catz to serve in the Royal Air Force 1942–5, finally graduating in 1947: @CamUniGeography
— St Catharine’s College (@Catz_Cambridge) September 11, 2023
We are deeply saddened to report the passing of Dick Grove, an esteemed alumnus of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge. Dick, who graduated in 1941 with a degree in Geography, was a highly respected member of our college community, and his loss is felt deeply by all who knew him.
Dick’s time at St Catharine’s was interrupted by his noble service in the Royal Air Force from 1942 to 1945. After his military service, he returned to complete his studies, finally graduating in 1947. His dedication and commitment to both his country and his education are a testament to his character and values.
Beyond his academic accomplishments, Dick was known for his warm and kind-hearted nature. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to his peers and had a genuine passion for supporting others. His presence in the college was cherished, and he will be dearly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Dick’s legacy will be remembered for years to come, not only in the halls of St Catharine’s but also in the hearts of his family and friends. His remarkable journey, from serving in the Royal Air Force to completing his education, serves as an inspiration to future generations. His dedication to his studies and his unwavering sense of duty will continue to inspire and motivate those who follow in his footsteps.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dick’s family and friends during this difficult time. May they find solace in the memories they shared with him and may his soul rest in eternal peace..