Chapter Grand

Stephen H. Groth #100

Stephen H. Groth passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at the age of 71. He was born on October 24, 1945, in Dallas, Texas, to Hubert Orville Groth and Cecilia Marie Grimes Groth. Stephen was raised in Houston after his family moved from Dallas when he was 4 years old. After he graduated from Lamar High School, he moved to Nacogdoches to attend Stephen F. Austin State University. Stephen was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. While in Nacogdoches, he met Martha Ellen Blankenship, and on June 1, 1968, they were wed at Memorial Drive Methodist Church. His love of cars, especially sports cars, led him to check off a bright red 2013 Nissan 370Z from his bucket list. He also enjoyed motorcycles, collecting guns, and spending time with his family at his lake house in Crockett, Texas.

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Martha Groth; son, Christopher Wright Groth and his wife Amy Michelle Groth; grandchildren, Jordan Constance Groth and Hayden Wright Groth; and his brother, Robert Murray Groth and his wife Mary Groth. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert and Marie Groth.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Schmidt Funeral Home – Grand Parkway, with Rev. Linda Cox Page officiating.



 
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02/17/17 11:50 AM #1    

Kenneth J Peltier #167

Very sad news. Our prayers and condolences go out to Steve's family. May he Rest in peace. 


02/17/17 01:50 PM #2    

Kenneth M. Johnson #106

An original spirit, dedicated to doing it his way. We will all remember his laughter and outrageousness. 


02/18/17 07:46 AM #3    

Joel Moore #334

Bill Livesay wrote," Sadly our beloved Brother, Steve Groth, Bond #100, succumbed to cancer earlier today. Steve loved being a Texas Eta Phi Delt, and cherished recently receiving his Golden Legion pin. He was one-of-a-kind. There likely will never be a Brother with his wit, outlandish use of the English language and loyalty to fellow Brothers in the Bond. Steve usually concluded his many email missives with this signature:

Live long and prosper...M1

The Malignant One 
Bond # 100 by design 
Master Of My Domain(s)

The M1 Scribe and Linguistic"


03/05/17 10:26 AM #4    

Joel Moore #334

Bill Livesay #135 writes, "Memories of the irrepressible Steve Groth astride what he referred to as his “gleaming Global Thermo Nuclear Orange and Silver American-made V-Twin Iron Horse”.

Steve will be missed, but the memory of this unique, one-of-a-kind special man, will always bring a smile."

 

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