Robert N. Groskin

04/12/1949 - 06/21/2021


Obituary For Robert N. Groskin

Robert N. Groskin
April 12, 1949 – June 21, 2021
Robert N. Groskin, 72, Altoona, passed away Monday at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center surrounded by his family.
Bob was born in Altoona, son of the late Gerald B. Groskin and Roberta (Neal) Groskin. On May 1, 1982, he married Janice A. Napolitana who preceded him in death on September 22, 2015.
He is survived by a daughter, Mary R. Groskin of Weehawken, NJ; a brother, Richard B. Groskin (Alice) of Wilson, NC; a twin-sister, Elizabeth Thompson of Burk, VA; brother-in-law, James Napolitana and his wife Jeannie; nieces and nephews: Jennifer, Danielle, Jerry, Jason, Jake, Amanda, Abraham, and Sara.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Susan Groskin.
Bob was a 1967 graduate of Altoona Area High School and retired from F.L. Smithe Machine Company. Previously, he was the owner of an autobody shop where he restored classic cars.
Bob was a drummer and singer in various bands and enjoyed drag racing and classic cars.
Friends will be received from 1-4 p.m., Friday, June 25, 2021 at The Stevens Mortuary, Inc., 1421 Eighth Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602 where a funeral service will immediately follow at 4 p.m. in Stevens Memorial Chapel. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the charity of your choice.
Condolences may be made at or Stevens Family Funeral Homes facebook.

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  • In Loving Memory of You, Dear Bob. My Mother is Joe Abraham's Sister, Mary, and I am Joe's Niece, Christine. Bob and My Uncle Joe were Best Friends, True Brothers. We had the privilege of speaking with Bob in April, to wish him a Happy Birthday and let him know how much we love him and how much he means to us. To You, Betsy, Mary and all The Groskin Family, We Send Our Deepest and Most Heartfelt Condolences. Bob was an amazing man and we will never forget him. God Bless and Rest His Beautiful Soul Forever.

  • H Hard to believe that we had turned seventy-two And have stayed so close as if bonded by glue We have been best friends as well as twin siblings by birth And no one more I would want to share time with on this earth So odd how many twin experiences we have had unexplained From phone calls, birthday cards, spouses and occasional aches and pains I'm so thankful I have a brother like you in life to share open arms, good advice and kind loving words that care An open mind if I need someone just to understand A brothers hug and protection with a loving guiding hand I'm so proud to have you as my brother you truly are the best Memories of family life with you I have been blessed As we moved into these coming years and changes yet to come I saw these bonds even tighter as if we were one But God decided was time for you to rest and renew To release you from your limitations that grew So your spirit can soar like a race car on the track And your favorite music lifting you like wings on your back I will miss you my Womb mate L Love always, Betsy

  • Mary, We are so sorry for the passing of your Dad. I cannot imagine what you are going thru. Everyone is precious in God's eyes. I hug you with my heart. May you find peace. With sympathy, Kathy and Robert Griffin

  • Mary, the Folmar family is thinking of you during this time. You will always be one of the girls in the neighbor forever, and as as I always say, if you need anything or just a chat, our home is open. Love Lane and Cheryl, Matt, Travis and Kate.

  • My deepest condolences to Bob's family and friends. I learned many real world life lessons working with Bob and my Brother at his custom auto shop. Those early years of working with hard workers like Bob were a blessing to me. I meet so many exceptional people while with Bob and his friends. God Bless, Philip Hencherick

  • Wes and I offer our sincerest condolences for the passing of your brother Betsy. We know this last year has been difficult and you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Benita and Wesley Griffin

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Joseph J. Stevens III

Matthew J. McConville

Christopher J. Feathers

David J. Mason