Robert Edward "Bud" Groves
June 5, 1934
October 20, 2019
Robert Edward “Bud” Groves, age 85, formerly of Moon Township, Pennsylvania, passed away on October 20, 2019, at his residence in Brenham, Texas. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvannia on June 5, 1934, to the late Margaret Carney (Jochem) and Harry Groves. Beloved husband for 55 years to the late Kathryn Groves (Petritis); devoted father of Colleen Rozzi (Jay) of Hanover, NH, Linda Montfort (James) of Potomac Falls, VA, Michael Groves (Caroline) of Brenham, TX, Thomas Groves (Ruth) of Pheonixville, PA, and the late Bruce Groves. He was treasured “Pap Pap” of Colin and Kyle Rozzi; Max Montfort; Emma Kathryn, Harper, Carson Anne, and Campbell Groves; and Lily and Phoebe Groves. He was the brother of Maureen Cutrone of Bethel Park, and the late Donald Groves; brother-in-law of John Petritis (Kathy) of Monessen, Dennis Petritis (Linda) of McKees Rocks, and uncle to seven nieces and nephews.
Bud served in the U.S. Army in the mid-1950’s. He was a retired steamfitter with Local #449 and was an instructor for their apprenticeship program. In his career, he worked all over the Pittsburgh area, most notably the U.S. Steel Building, Shippingport Nuclear Power Plant and the Pittsburgh International Airport. Bud loved to watch sports of all kinds, especially his hometown teams, the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was able to achieve his lifelong dream of visiting every major league baseball stadium.
In his prime, Bud was an avid golfer and bowler and enjoyed playing Bridge. In his later years, Bud was a proud Breham Cub and rarely missed a baseball or football game, where the local fans kindly watched out for “Pap Pap” in the stands and the bleachers He was an active participant with the Brenham Senior Center for many years, and lunch there with his friends was something he never wanted to miss. In his children and grandchildren’s eyes, he was most famous for his signature recipe, Spaghetti a la Pap Pap. Bud was extremely proud of his children and grandchildren and their accomplishments, and nothing brought him more joy than to spend time with his wife, Kitty, and their family.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 1, at 2:00 p.m., at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Brenham, TX. Following the memorial service, a reception will be held in the parish hall. Interment ceremony with military honors will be held on Monday, November 25, at 11:00 a.m., at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, outside Pittsburgh, PA.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations in memory of Bud be made to Brenham Game Changers, PO Box 2565, Brenham, TX, 77834.
Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. 979.836.3611 Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.