Ed Grothus, 1923-2009

Ed Grothus, the legendary proprietor of the Black Hole, a long-standing Los Alamos NM artist, friend, anti-nuke activist and irritant to death-and-bomb culture proponents of his chosen home town, died at his home today (12 February, 2009) after a long illness.


A public memorial for Ed will be held on
Saturday, 4 April 2009
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Duane W. Smith Auditorium
Los Alamos High School
Los Alamos NM 87544

The flyer for his public memorial is here.

Ed was well respected by all, even by those whose work he opposed, and his grouchy but amused countenance will be missed by all that knew him. The world is a poorer place without him. He was thrilled to live long enough to see Barack Obama sworn in as president.

The Los Alamos Sales Company, (aka Black Hole; as Ed said, "everything goes in, and nothing comes out" a reference to his finely tuned pack-rat tendencies) remains open for business. There will likely be changes coming in the future, but there are no plans to end retail surplus sales.

Ed's Wikipedia page is here

Los Alamos Sales Company aka The Black Hole
4015 Arkansas, Los Alamos NM 87544
(505) 662-5053

PS - If you wish to join a Black-Hole-Surplus Yahoo Group, you may subscribe at: Black-Hole-Surplus-subscribe/at/ yahoogroups.com where we will send out information about The Black Hole, the Doomsday Stones and other items of similar interest. Note that this requires a Yahoo ID, which is available for free and can be redirected to any other email address.

The flyer for his public memorial is here.