Nathaniel Grupp
Date of Birth:  September 6, 1983
Date of Death:  October 22, 2018
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  • It is with immense sorrow that we announce the unexpected passing of our beloved son, Nathaniel William Grupp, 35, on Monday, October 22.
     
    Nate was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on September 6, 1983. He moved with his family to Severna Park, Maryland in the autumn of 1994, and continued to attend public school there. Later, Nate attended courses at Anne Arundel Community College, and also trained in welding. He then earned a certificate in response preparedness with the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).
     
    Over the years Nate traveled with his family across the United States and to the isle of St. Martin. His interests were widely varied, encompassing Scouting, camping, popular culture, and techology, but he especially enjoyed reading about psychology, social issues, politics, the environment, and the sciences. His musical tastes reflected his sensitive, probing nature as well, extending from the Beatles to today’s contemporary artists—the more challenging to the status quo, the better. He valued social equity and justice above all else.
     
    A lover of animals, Nate enjoyed the affection and companionship of a succession of family dogs, and around age 29 he found his wonderful dog Pi, his inseparable companion. As an adult, Nate lived in Brooklyn Park, Maryland for a time, then Baltimore, ultimately returning to the family home, where he was a daily, treasured presence. His employment in recent years focused on commercial baking (most recently with Walmart, where he was a valued member of the baking team), preceded by a period employed in helping to manufacture PRS Guitars.
     
    Nate is survived by his parents—Eric and Mona Grupp of Severna Park—and sisters Charlotte (Severna Park) and Victoria (residing with her husband Matt in Elkridge, Maryland). Respecting Nate’s wishes, his family will not be holding services; instead, we will be hosting a small gathering of family, friends, and co-workers to celebrate the life of a beloved brother and son, Nathaniel Grupp.
     
    All who knew our son recognized his struggles to cope with the challenges of immense shyness coupled with a keen sensitivity to the imperfections of society. But none who knew Nate failed to recognize his innate gentleness, his capacity for love, and the great value he placed on family and friends. He will be missed beyond all measure.