In honor of his memory, the family of Richard “Dick” Grob is establishing the “Dick Grob TCB Memorial Endowment Fund” at Camp Sunshine, which will sponsor families to attend Camp Sunshine every year, free of charge, in perpetuity.
Dick Grob was an avid supporter of Camp Sunshine, attending several fundraising events at their beautiful campus on Maine’s Sebago Lake. He admired the environment and year-round programs Camp Sunshine offers in order to bring support and joy to families who are facing uncertain futures due to the life-threatening illness of a child. Dick was also a firm believer in TCB – “Taking Care of Business” – and the establishment of this fund is one way to honor and remember this piece of him. In his memory, we will ensure that there will always be a space at Camp Sunshine for children and their families who need support and are looking for hope.
Richard “Dick” Grob, a long-time resident of Las Vegas, Nevada, passed away on April 22, 2020 at home with family. He was born on May 17, 1939 in Sandusky, Ohio, to Richard and Dorothy Grob.
After attending the United States Air Force Academy, Dick joined both the Police and Sherriff’s Academies. His career in law enforcement went on to span more than 10 years and two states (Toledo, Ohio and Palm Springs, California), where he worked as a police officer and sergeant of Vice and Narcotics – some of which involved him going undercover. While working with the Palm Springs Police Department in 1967, Dick provided security for Elvis Presley – a chance event which lead to Dick’s friendship with Elvis until his passing in 1977; this friendship evolved into a fulltime position as his Chief of Security. Dick continued as Director of Estate Operations at Graceland for two more years, and would go on to share his experiences with Elvis through panels and books which took him all over the world. After Graceland, Dick moved to the Los Angeles, California area and had an illustrious career, including the starting-up and selling of multiple successful business. He eventually went to work for a Fortune 500 company where he attained a TOP SECRET clearance for a number of projects at Vandenberg Air Force Base and the Nevada Nuclear Test Site. After that, Dick continued into several other endeavors, including the founding of a publishing company and the opening of several medical offices.
Dick is survived by his wife Melissa Grob; his daughter Wendy and her husband Mark Polley; his daughter Diana Grob; his son Richard and his wife Christl Grob; and his eight grandchildren Lindsey, Sean, Erica, Patrick, Ryan, Dana, Andrew, and Lucas.