In Memoriam : Grant Crowl
Grant Everett Crowl - age: 67
(July 21, 1954 to September 24, 2021
Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, Saco is respectfully handling his arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made in his honor to the newly formed Grant Everett Crowl scholarship fund at the college for students interested in music and performance classes through Community Programs. This scholarship fund will help ensure that Grant’s legacy and generosity will continue to impact students at Cuesta College. Donations can also be made to the Trevor Project P.O. Box 69232, West Hollywood, CA 90069, the Matthew Shepard Foundation, 800 18th Street, Suite 301, Denver, CO 80202, or Hospice of Southern Maine (Gosnell Memorial Hospice House) 390 US Route One, Scarborough, ME 04074 https://www.hospiceofsouthernmaine.org/gosnell-memorial-hospice-house .
Scarborough – Grant Everett Crowl, 67 passed away September 24, 2021 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House surrounded by friends. He was born in Baldwin Park, California on July 21, 1954, the son of Glenn and Zona (Hughes) Crowl. Grant graduated from Baldwin Park High School and fashion design school.
Grant loved music, and he loved the challenge of working with fibers and fabrics. He built a unique business knitting custom fit pressure garments for burn victims in Los Angeles. In Maine, he appeared in theater production in the Portland area. He owned the Thomaston Sweater Store in Thomaston, and made a remarkable wolf's head for a Maine production of "Into The Woods". One of the first places, Grant went when he moved back to Maine in June was Marshall Point Lighthouse. The sun setting over the lighthouse was a special place he shared with both Maine friends, and visitors alike. Back In California, he was a wardrobe designer for the living history program at Hearst Castle.
Grant was a cabaret performance teacher at Cuesta Community College in San Luis Obispo and a private voice teacher. Grant's 'Cabaret 805' theater group is a perfect illustration of who he was. The work at Cuesta highlighted the lack of venues to enjoy or to perform cabaret. Don't have a local cabaret thinks Grant - no big deal - I'll just make one! The result, 'Cabaret 805' enriched the California Central Coast as he produced over a hundred cabaret performances. Nothing combined garment design and music like Community theater. Grant appeared in productions just as long as his unreliable body would allow, and then focused on set and costume design.
As much a Grant loved music and fiber arts, he loved a challenge more. Notable projects include a perfect one inch to the foot scale New England rush seated rocking chair and a "skin" for a 12 foot "Zarafa."
Those who loved him also celebrate the grace with which he handled his physical challenges. His body let him down, but it could never get him down.
Grant was predeceased by his parents and his mother's beloved dogs. His original family brother and sister-law Gregory & Mary Crowl of Hemet CA. Grant's nephew Ben, with his wife Becky, son Colter, daughter Madison and son Levi live in Lynnwood. WA. Ben should know how often Grant talked about you over the years.