Joseph F. Grottendick Jr., president of a church goods company, died Wednesday at St. Joseph Hospital of complications following bypass surgery. He was 53 and lived on Paulskirk Drive in Ellicott City.
A mass of Christian burial for Mr. Grottendick was being offered today at the Roman Catholic Church of the Resurrection, Paulskirk Drive and Chatham Road in Ellicott City.
Born in Baltimore and reared in Catonsville, he was a 1956 graduate of Calvert Hall College and a 1964 graduate of the University of Baltimore.
Known as "Dud," a nickname he inherited from his father, he was president of J.F. Grottendick & Sons Inc., which his father started in 1947.
Mr. Grottendick is survived by his wife of 31 years, the former Mary Virginia Hopwood; a son, Charles G. Grottendick of Baltimore; two daughters, Mary Jo Evelius of Catonsville and Ann Louise Grottendick of Ellicott City; two brothers, Paul F. Grottendick Sr. of Reisterstown and Hubert Cochran of West Virginia; six sisters, Alva L. Berry of Elkridge, Sister Marie Bernadette, V.H.M., of Richmond, Va., Lee Ann Walsh of Ellicott City, Kathleen Schoeffield of Baltimore and Ann C. Blake of Atlanta; and three grandchildren.
Another son, Michael J. Grottendick, died in 1971.