George A. "Ted" Grogan, Jr., 98, of Hagerstown, passed away surrounded by his family on Monday, October 16, 2023, at Doey's House, Hagerstown, Md.
Born April 5, 1925 in Danville, Virginia he was the son of the late, George A. and Bessie E. (Scearce) Grogan. In addition to his parents he also was preceded in death by his first wife, Nancy S. (Clagett) Grogan, his second wife, Lois A. Grogan; one son, Patrick J. Grogan and two sisters, Norma L. Lenny and Ruth E. Foltz.
Mr. Grogan retired from the U.S. Army as a Chief Warrant Officer 4. He served in WW II arriving in Europe on the second day of the D-Day invasion. He participated in numerous campaigns and battles including the siege and liberation of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge; he also served with the 101st Airborne in Vietnam from 1968 thru 1969. As an active reservist he worked for the Western Maryland, B & O, Chessie System and CSX Railroads and retired as Chief Train Dispatcher.
He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Hagerstown; Life member of the Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion where he belonged to the Vietnam Veterans Last Mans Club; Greencastle VFW; Hagerstown Elks and was a founding member of the At Last Hunt Club in Allegany County, Md., Mr. Grogan enjoyed fresh and saltwater fishing and spending time in the mountains.
Mr. Grogan is survived by two sons, Gary Grogan and wife, Karen of Dallas, Georgia, and Shawn T. Grogan of Hagerstown; one daughter, Suzanne Grove and husband, Thomas of Hagerstown; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; one sister, Elizabeth "Tess" Summers of Williamsport, Md.
A memorial service will be conducted on Sunday, October 22, 2023 at 1:00 P.M. at Rest Haven Funeral Home, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown with Chaplain Jeffrey Downin officiating.
Military honors will be accorded by the Morris Frock Post 42 Honor Guard.
Friends will be received at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be private and held at the convenience of the family in Rest Haven Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Ted's name to Hospice of Washington County (Doey's House), 1710 Underpass Way, Hagerstown, MD 21740 or to the Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion, 405 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742