David Santogrossi, drummer, carpenter and good friend of Civic Theatre lost his battle with cancer this past Thursday January 28th.
David was a part of Civic Theatre in so many ways. As a drummer and percussionist he had "played scores and scores of scores for Civic musicals," as he stated in his bio for The King and I. What a true statement that was. David played a part of practically every musical Civic Theatre has produced since moving into the Monon Depot Theatre, close to 30 years ago. He also shared his musical talents with Purdue Theatre, Red Barn Theatre and the Vanity Theatre. In addition to his musical contributions David was Master Carpenter or on set crew for dozens more. David also gladly volunteered as an usher, making him a part of virtually every Civic Theatre production for the past 30 years. Needless to say we will miss David's talent and hard work.
I have known David only the past few years, barely a blip of his overall impact on Civic, and the lives of all of us. I will miss chatting with him before shows, helping schlep his drum kit at the Amphitheater, saying "hi" to Gelato, his constant companion and so much more about him. If you would like, please feel free to share your memories of David.
Visitation for David will be:
4 to 7 pm Saturday
Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel
400 Twyckenham Boulevard
Lafayette, IN 47909
You can also leave condolences at the Soller-Baker website here.
Please rest in peace David.