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Stephen Foster Grohe

May 10, 1935 ~ December 17, 2017 (age 82)

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Calling Hours
January 13, 2018

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Twomey-LeBlanc and Conte Funeral Home
193 High Street
Newburyport, MA 01950

Private Services

Private burial.

Stephen Foster Grohe, born May 10 1935, to Marion Foster Grohe and Herman Grohe died peacefully on December 17, 2017 in Newburyport. Stephen was predeceased by Judith Gail Clarke Grohe, his beloved wife of 52 years. He is survived by his daughters Deborah Lynn and Laura Gail, Laura's husband Christopher J. Cattel Sr., granddaughter Rachael Cattel, and his nieces Denise Grohe Dorn and Linda Grohe Sakowski. He is predeceased by his brother Bruce.

Stephen grew up in Old Greenwich, Connecticut. After graduating from high school, he moved to Boston to pursue a career in commercial photography. When he was starting out as a photographer, he supported himself in part as a professional violinist. 

In his photographic career, Stephen worked primarily with clients from the high tech industry. His clients included Bose, Polaroid, Digital Equipment Company, and Raytheon. Stephen brought together an artistic vision informed by surrealism with a remarkable and fearless intellect. He said his goal was not to simply photograph a computer, but to create an image which conveyed the idea of the computer he was photographing.

Calling hours will be held on January 13, 2018 from 4-6 at Twomey, LeBlanc & Conte Funeral Home, 193 High Street in Newburyport. Parking available behind the Funeral Home. Services and burial will be private at a later date. 

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