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NEWBURYPORT, MA - 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 was predeceased by his brother, Bruce.
Stephen grew up in Old Greenwich, Conn. 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 to 6 p.m. at Twomey, LeBlanc & Conte Funeral Home, 193 High Street, Newburyport. Parking available behind the Funeral Home. Services and burial will be private at a later date.
For directions or to offer online condolences, please visit www.tlcfuneralhome.com.
Published on January 8, 2018
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