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Jason Grogan
August 13, 1973 - April 12, 2014
Resident of Soquel
Services will be held in Aptos for Jason Grogan who passed away with his family at his bedside at Dominican Hospital, following a lengthy battle he fought against lymphangiomatosis. Born in San Jose, California, he was 40 years old. Jason graduated from Gunderson High School and immediately began a career that would serve others in the emergency response, police, and firefighting professions. Jason worked as a Paramedic for Monterey and Santa Clara Counties. He worked for the Santa Cruz Sheriff's Department for a time, and was a volunteer fire fighter with Carmel Fire Department. Jason retired from the Capitola Police Department and leaves a host of fellow officers, colleagues, and friends whose care and dedication for his family and their well-being during his illness, will never be forgotten.
Jason had a passion for dirt bikes and mountain bikes. Anything with two wheels was of interest to him, and his family and friends will continue to share in the stories and the love he had for riding. Jason and his wife Christine were also accomplished travelers; visiting destinations that included: numerous places in Europe, Caribbean and Mexico. He was a loving son, husband, father, brother and friend who accomplished much in his brief life journey.
Jason is survived by his wife and son Christine and Jake Grogan. He also leaves his mother Lucille (Jerry) Caires; his father Richard (Judith) Grogan and their daughter Maggie; and his maternal grandmother "Nonni" Caginia. Jason also leaves his brother, and sisters; Michael (Donna) Grogan, Carolyn (Michael) Jimenez and Tami (Kris) Kroening. Jason leaves numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will begin at 1 pm at Twin Lakes Church (2701 Cabrillo College Drive in Aptos) on 22 April 2014. The committal ceremony will be private at Santa Cruz Memorial Park. An educational trust fund has been established for his son Jake, and any memorial contributions may be made c/o Jacob Grogan 4041 Soquel Drive, Suite A-200 in Soquel, CA 95073. If you would like to light a candle for Jason and share your prayers and reflections with his family, please visit www.pacificgardenschapel.com
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Apr. 18, 2014
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