Remembering Dick Groth
Posted in the Livermore Forum
#1 Sep 6, 2011
The City of Livermore lost another long time resident and business owner. Dick Groth a second generation owner of Groth Bros Chevrolet unfortunately passed away this Labor Day weekend. Groth Bros has been in business for 77 years. You would always find Dick vacuming the Dealership lot and side walk at 6:30 am every morning. Later in the day you would see him cruising thru town and the dealership in one of his favorite ranch trucks whether it was the Red Toyota or later the Blue Chevy pickup with his faithful dog on the front seat and a 12 pack of his favorite Lucky Lager beer. Dick was also known for always putting on a great barbeque with hsi famous chilli and his marinated deer meat that was hard to beat, where ever the BBQ you would never go hungry.His Country Kitchen sign still hangs above the small kitchen they had put together for him at the Dealership. Dick was also a wheeler and dealer and got alot of things done with the old school way of trading. I was fortunate to know Dick and work for him for many years, I remember doing stuff for Dick and working out some firewood or a pig as the trade. Dick was a old school blue collar good ol boy, hard working and fair. I will always remember the Great Barbeques up at the ranch and all the fun we had at the Dealership. Rest in peace my friend and may we meet again in another life.
#2 Sep 6, 2011
God Speed, and my thoughts are with his family and friends.
I bought my very first car from Groth Bros.
We were downtown this weekend for the wine festival and it looks like the dealership is all closed up. I hope someone carries on the legacy.
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