Pieter Groot, 87, formerly of College Station, passed away Saturday August 9, 2014 at his residence in Marble Falls with family by his side. A Funeral Mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday August 12, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 603 Church Ave., College Station, with Father David Konderla officiating. Interment will follow at the College Station Cemetery. No visitation is scheduled. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home, 3001 S College Ave, Bryan, Texas.
Pieter was born August 17, 1926 in Haarlem, Netherlands, to Pieter and Anna Groot. He honored his country by serving in Holland’s Army and Navy. But it was his service in the Dutch Royal Air Force that brought him to Texas and Texas A&M University. Pieter served several roles at Texas A&M, most as the Assistant Vice President and Provost helping The University become a world class educational and research organization. But also enjoyed his family through family vacations, sailing and needlepoint.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son John; and sisters Annie and Wil.
Pieter is remembered through his loving wife of 61 years, Diana; sons Roy, Richard and Paul; daughters Bernadine and Julie; sisters Rita and Cor; brother Jan; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
For those who desire, Pieter asked that memorial contributions be made to any worthy cause you feel appropriate, remembering his intent to help all who needed it.
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