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Robert F Grove

June 7, 1942 ~ May 4, 2019 (age 76)

Robert Francis Grove, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and son, entered eternal rest on May 4, 2019.  His life touched many, he will be missed by all.Bob was born on June 7, 1942 in Denver Colorado to Robert and Betty Jo (Steele) Grove.  After graduating from Regis Jesuit high school, he studied at Colorado University, and served in the U.S. Navy assigned to the Pentagon, before beginning a successful career the US Defense industry, working for a number of companies in Colorado, California, and Florida.  Bob retired from General Dynamics OTS in 2010.Throughout his life Bob loved fishing, playing poker, and spending time with his family.  He obtained his private pilot’s license and enjoyed flying Cessnas while in California, and became an avid sailor after moving to Florida.  Later his favorite activities were playing with his grandchildren and traveling the world with his loving wife.Bob was preceded in death by his father, and sister Carole.Bob is survived by his beautiful mother, his brothers Don and Scott, his soulmate wife of nearly 51 years Sandi, daughters Mary and Christine, sons John and Brenden, 17 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.The family extends heartfelt gratitude to the physicians, nurses, and entire medical staff at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center for their compassionate care during Bob’s final days. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Children in Crisis. Bob was a friend of Bill W. and grateful for the positive influence it had on his quality of life in the last several years.

 

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