Robert E. Grot

Robert E. Grot Burnt HillsRobert E. Grot, 73, of Scotch Bush Road, died on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at his residence with his loving family surrounding him. He was born on September 13, 1940 in Chicago, IL and was the son of the late Arnold and Olga (Loniak) Grot. Bob lived in Burnt Hills since 1969. He graduated from Bishop Noll High School in Indiana, class of 1958. He received his Master's Degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Purdue University and later earned his Bachelor's Degree in Architectural History and Restoration Technology from Empire State College. He was a Captain in the United States Marine Corps and a veteran of the Vietnam War. Bob was a recipient of the Purple Heart and the Navy Commendation Medal for meritorious service. Bob worked for several years at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory as an Engineer. When he graduated from Empire State College, he opened Grot Enterprises and he enjoyed over 12 years of specialty work on housing restorations and repairs. In his final working years, he built, owned and operated with passion the Saratoga Tae Kwon Do Academy in Ballston Spa. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Grace Church in Ballston Lake where he served as a Trustee, Eucharistic Minister, Finance committee member and Catechist. As a dedicated volunteer, Bob served as a little league coach and Webelos Scout leader in earlier years. He was a compassionate man involved as a short term shelter parent through Community Human Services and was the foster father of the late Kathleen Welch Walker. Bob was the beloved husband of Margaret E. Peggy (Embler) Grot; dedicated father of David (Nicole) Grot of Cumming, GA, Brian Grot of San Diego, CA, Kevin (Heather) Grot of Encinitas, CA and Elizabeth Grot of Saratoga Springs; cherished grandfather of Jordan, Jenna, Ava, Ryah and Logan; caring brother of Richard (Ena) Grot of Huntersville, NC, John (Linda) Grot of Midland, GA, Mary (Chuck) Dunn of Morgan Hill, CA, Arnold (Nancy) Grot of Glastonbury, CT and the late Cynthia Grot. Bob is also survived by several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, December 30th at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Church, 73 Midline Road, Ballston Lake, NY 12019. Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Sunday, December 29th from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church. Interment will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Glenville, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Grace Church or the Schenectady Inner City Ministry, 1068 Park Ave., Schenectady, NY 12308. With confidence, the family has placed their trust in the loving care of the Townley & Wheeler Funeral Home, 21 Midline Road, Ballston Lake. The family encourages you to view and leave messages on Mr. Grot's Book of Memories at www.TownleyWheelerFH.com.
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21 Midline Rd Ballston Lake, NY 12019
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on Dec. 26, 2013