Robert John deGroot, 58, of Brookings, was born May 16, 1953 in Montreal, Canada, to John Henry deGroot and Wilhelmina Geradina VanKuyk de-Groot.
He moved to Ventura, Calif., in June 1963 and graduated for Ojai High School in June 1971.
Bob moved to Glide in 1979, and worked in the lumber mill there until he moved to Brookings in 1985. He worked at Liquidators in 1987, and then opened Southcoast Satellite and Spa, which he operated from 1988 to 1995.
He was the owner and operator of Southcoast Computers from 1996 through 2012.
Robert was preceded in death by his father, John deGroot.
Survivors include his mother, Wilma deGroot; significant other Marcia Forbes; sons Eric deGroot and Robert Johnson de-Groot; daughters April deGroot, Jessica Ambler, and Shannon Johnson deGroot; and grandchildren Kayla and Jayden deGroot.
A remembrance of the life of Bob deGroot will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 1, 2012, at Wild River Pizza in Harbor. All friends are welcome to come share their memories.