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Stephen A. Grabovich

Private, U.S. Army

33905376

36th Armored Infantry Regiment
3rd Armored Division

Entered the Service from: 
Died: January 18, 1945
Buried at: New St. Mary's Cemetery
                  515 West Browning Road
                  Bellmawr NJ 08031
Awards: Purple Heart


PRIVATE STEPHEN A. GRABOVICH was born in Pennsylvania in 1919, the oldest child of Theodore and Margaret Rose Grabovich. Both his parents had emigrated from the former empire of Austria-Hungary, his father from what became Yugoslavia, his mother from Hungary. The elder Grabovich worked as a carpenter, building houses. The Graboviches had lived in Virginia for a time before Stephen was born, and by 1924 the family had moved to New Jersey. In 1930 the family owned a home on Washington Avenue in Magnolia NJ. Sadly, Margaret Rose Grabovich died in 1934, and Theodore Grabovich the following year. They were burioed at new St. Mary's Cemetery in Bellmawr NJ. 

Stephen Grabovich was a graduate of Haddon Heights High School in Haddon Heights NJ. He had been an employee of the White Tower Corporation in Camden NJ for five years prior to entering the Army. He was then living at 1907 Fairmount Street in Philadelphia. He had been sent overseas in December of 1944, and was killed in action shortly after arriving in Belgium, on January 18, 1944. 

Private Grabovich was survived by his wife Mildred and daughters Theodora Rose and Betty Ann, of Galax, Grayson County, VA, his older sister Mrs. Martha Reid, of 616 Raritan Street, Camden NJ, and two younger brothers in the military, Theodore and John Grabovich. 

Stephen Grabovich was brought home after the war, and he was buried next his parents.


Camden
Courier-Post

April 19, 1949

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