Robert “Bob” Moss Groves, 73, of New Windsor, passed away January 23, 2023 at his home. Bob was the loving husband to Robin Myers Groves, his wife of 38 years. He was born on September 1, 1949, in Fairmont, WV to the late Robert and Rhoda Groves. He was predeceased by infant son, Wesley Myers Groves.
Upon graduation from Frostburg State College in 1971, Bob taught mathematics and coached basketball in Montgomery County for seven years. He switched careers, became a data systems analyst and retired from the National Security Agency following 30 years of civil service.
Bob was a teacher and coach at heart and one of his greatest joys in life was watching children succeed, especially his own, Benjamin Thomas Groves of Tampa, FL, Samuel Robert Groves of Independence, MO and Hannah Sue Groves of Brooklyn, NY. Prior to his retirement, rarely did a winter pass where Bob could not be found on the basketball court with a whistle around his neck, running his team through practice drills. “Practice makes permanent,” was his mantra. A passionate, lifelong thoroughbred horse racing enthusiast, Bob used his mathematical and analytical skills to write some pretty amazing handicapping software, which he tested out regularly. In retirement, when he wasn’t puttering in his workshop, he was likely on the golf course winning and losing fifty cent bets. Bob was a kind, gentle man and a follower of Christ, always willing to share his faith. He considered his family to be his greatest achievement in life and loved the role of being an adoring grandfather to Lennox.
He was a member of Uniontown Bible Church.
Bob is survived by siblings and spouses, Judy and Harry Heagy of Westminster, James and Carolyn Groves of Frostburg, Anne and Harry Henderson of Gettysburg, PA, J. Patrick Groves of Gettysburg, PA, David and Becky Groves of Woodbine, and Barry and Theresa Groves of Johnstown, PA, and was predeceased by brother W. Michael Groves.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 12:00 noon at Uniontown Bible Church, 4272 Watson Lane, Union Bridge, MD 21791, with his Pastor, Frank Taylor, officiating. A luncheon reception will immediately follow. Any attire you prefer is welcome - casual or dressy. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice. A private interment was held at Pipe Creek Cemetery.
Arrangements by Fletcher Funeral and Cremation Services.