In memory of
Lawrence W. Grogan Jr.
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In memory of
Lawrence W. Grogan Jr.
GROGAN JR., Lawrence W. Lawrence W. Grogan Jr. 89, passed away surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 in Dallas, Texas. The son of Lawrence W. Grogan Sr. and Elsie M. Grogan. He was born in Buffalo, New York September 23, 1930. He graduated from Canisius High School and Canisus College with a BS in English. Larry served in the Navy during the Korean War. Returning from service, he met the love of his life, Nancy Ransbury. They were married 55 wonderful years until her passing in 2010. Larry started a long career in radio at stations WBEN and WEBR in Buffalo, moving to Indianapolis where he joined The Susquehanna Broadcasting Co and country station WFMS. He relocated to Arlington Texas in 1983 and retired as Executive Vice President in Dallas at the age of 70. After retirement, Nancy and Larry enjoyed traveling around the country in their " Silver Bullet" motor home visiting family,friends and favorite historical sights along the way. To enjoy their life long high school and college friendships, they purchased a waterfront summer home on the Buffalo River harbor. Larry was a long-time volunteer at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas and taught English as a second language in a church community. He will be lovingly remembered by his mentorship, story telling, love of history, generosity, and sense of humor. Larry is survived by his six children: Timothy and his wife Terri of Highland Village, TX; Susan Yoder and her husband Timothy of Mohnton, PA; Sally Herron and her husband Gregory of Trabuco Canyon, CA; Kitty Pursley and her husband Charles of Cleveland,TX; Michael and his wife Janis of Fort Worth,TX; John and his wife Niki of The Colony, TX. Larry is the adoring grandfather of Benjamin, Kelly, Megan, Madison, Molly, Clay, Jake, Joseph, and 6 step-grandchildren and 10 step- great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, David Ransbury and wife Karen along with many nieces and nephews. Last, but not least, he will be missed by his four legged best buddy, Matt. Visitation: 3-5 pm, Friday, February 14, 2020 at Sparkman/ Hillcrest Funeral Home in Dallas. Funeral Mass: 2 pm, Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Christ The King Catholic Church in Dallas. Memorials: In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The American Cancer Society or Charity of your choice.
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In memory of
Lawrence W. Grogan Jr.
GROGAN JR., Lawrence W. Lawrence W. Grogan Jr. 89, passed away surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 in Dallas, Texas. The son of Lawrence W. Grogan Sr. and Elsie M. Grogan. He was born in Buffalo, New York September 23, 1930. He graduated from Canisius High School and Canisus College with a BS in English. Larry served in the Navy during the Korean War. Returning from service, he met the love of his life, Nancy Ransbury. They were married 55 wonderful years until her passing in 2010. Larry started a long career in radio at stations WBEN and WEBR in Buffalo, moving to Indianapolis where he joined The Susquehanna Broadcasting Co and country station WFMS. He relocated to Arlington Texas in 1983 and retired as Executive Vice President in Dallas at the age of 70. After retirement, Nancy and Larry enjoyed traveling around the country in their " Silver Bullet" motor home visiting family,friends and favorite historical sights along the way. To enjoy their life long high school and college friendships, they purchased a waterfront summer home on the Buffalo River harbor. Larry was a long-time volunteer at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas and taught English as a second language in a church community. He will be lovingly remembered by his mentorship, story telling, love of history, generosity, and sense of humor. Larry is survived by his six children: Timothy and his wife Terri of Highland Village, TX; Susan Yoder and her husband Timothy of Mohnton, PA; Sally Herron and her husband Gregory of Trabuco Canyon, CA; Kitty Pursley and her husband Charles of Cleveland,TX; Michael and his wife Janis of Fort Worth,TX; John and his wife Niki of The Colony, TX. Larry is the adoring grandfather of Benjamin, Kelly, Megan, Madison, Molly, Clay, Jake, Joseph, and 6 step-grandchildren and 10 step- great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, David Ransbury and wife Karen along with many nieces and nephews. Last, but not least, he will be missed by his four legged best buddy, Matt. Visitation: 3-5 pm, Friday, February 14, 2020 at Sparkman/ Hillcrest Funeral Home in Dallas. Funeral Mass: 2 pm, Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Christ The King Catholic Church in Dallas. Memorials: In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The American Cancer Society or Charity of your choice.
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Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home & Memorial Park
7405 West Northwest Highway
Dallas, TX 75225
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