Robert Donald Groves Mar. 7, 1946 - Nov. 8, 2013 Resident of Newark, CA Robert "Bob" Groves passed peacefully on Friday with family at his side at his home in Newark, CA after a brief battle with cancer. Bob was born and raised in Carpinteria, CA, served in the Navy in Vietnam, worked on the cutting edge of computer programming in the 1970s and had the good fortune to retire early. Growing up by the beach, Bob had a lifelong love of the water and the outdoors and was an avid waterskier. He had a passion for cars and boats and spent much time working on both. Bob is survived by his two daughters, Jessica Groves of Annapolis, MD and Jaime Jones of Angwin, CA and his granddaughters, Mazlyn and Eden Jones and his brother, Tom Groves of Buellton, CA. Bob was predeceased by his loving wife, Elaine Groves of Patterson, NJ, his parents Don and Justine Groves and his brother James Groves all of Carpinteria, CA. Bob was happiest when surrounded by good music, good food, a loyal dog and close friends and family. Those good times are fondly remembered and sadly missed. Friends are asked to remember their favorite cancer charity or Save the Bay (San Francisco) in Bob's memory.