Cal Grogan

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Calvin Edward Grogan
03 Jun 1955 - 17 Sep 1995
Times Squares


Cal is remembered with a panel on the AIDS Quilt, Block 0422.


Obituary

PEORIA HEIGHTS -- Calvin Edward Grogan, 40, of 50 Horatio, New York, N.Y., formerly of Peoria Heights, died at 10:11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, 1995, at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York.

He was born June 3, 1955, in Peoria to Calvin Earl and Anna Miller Grogan.

Surviving are his parents of East Peoria; his friend, Steven Rosen of New York City; two sisters, Mrs. Mel (Elizabeth) Latta of Metamora and Susan Grogan of Chicago; his grandparents, Earl and Viola Grogan of Cabool, Mo.; one niece and one nephew. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother and maternal grandparents.

He attended Illinois State University and was employed by the American Language Institute at New York University. He was an active participant in theater and dance in the Peoria area and was an original member of The Young Folks in the 1970s.

He was a member of the Guild of Performing Arts in Minneapolis with the Nancy Hauser Dance Co. and the Steven Koester Dancers. In New York City, he was a member of the Dance Theater Workshop, sang with The Flirtations and danced with the Times Square Dancers.

Memorials services will be Nov. 18 in New York City. Cremation has been accorded by Redden Funeral Home in New York City. His family will receive friends from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 1 at 104 Hoppe Lane, East Peoria.

Memorials may be made to John Keets AIDS Research, P.O. Box 84, Canton, Ill. 61520, or Miracle House (Helping Families In Crisis), P.O. Box 30931, New York, N.Y. 10011-0109.[1]


Recollections

Cal Grogan, Class of ’90, died Sunday morning, September 17th. I’ll miss him greatly. With his impish smile and dancer’s grace, he was an important part of my early years of square dancing. He and I roomed at our first IAGSDC Convention in 1991 (with Chuck Rose) in Miami. I still laugh remembering our antics on and off the dance floor.

Cal performed as part of Howard Richman’s Silver Spurs, the Canyon City Cloggers and Times Squares’ demonstration squares.

He is survived by his lover, Steve Rosen (50 Horatio Street, #6, NYC 10014) and his parents Cal (St.) and Anna Grogan (104 Hoppe Lane, East Peoria, IL 61611). A memorial service will be held in November, place and time to be announced. Anyone having pictures or video footage of Cal performing, please contact me at 675-5550. -- Larry Sauer[2]


Sources

  1. The Peoria Journal Star, Sept 23, 1995
  2. Times Squared newsletter, v.11 no.2 (Oct 1995), p.2