Robert Ferro

Robert Ferro

Birth
Cranford, Union County, New Jersey, USA
Death 11 Jul 1988 (aged 46)
Ho-Ho-Kus, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Sparkill, Rockland County, New York, USA
Plot Section: H - Plot: 141 Robert and Michael are buried together under the Ferro-Grumley memorial in Rockland Cemetery in Sparkill, NY
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Robert Ferro was an American novelist whose semi-autobiographical fiction explored the uneasy integration of homosexuality and traditional American upper-middle-class values. He went to college at Rutgers University and received a Master's Degree from the University of Iowa. He was a member of The Violet Quill.

He died of AIDS a few months after his partner, Michael Grumley, in 1988 at his father's home in Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey, age 46. Following their deaths, the Ferro-Grumley Foundation, which manages their estate, created and endowed the annual Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT fiction in conjunction with Publishing Triangle.

Robert Ferro's books are especially interested in the phenomena of homosexual integration into the traditional family. Love of family is a theme that appears in both The Family of Max Desir, and Second Son and reflects his traditional Italo-American sentiments.

Robert Ferro published five books during his lifetime, four novels and one work of non-fiction, Atlantis: the Autobiography of a Search (Doubleday, 1970), that he co-authored with his partner Michael Grumley.


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Ferro (21 Oct 1941–11 Jul 1988), Find A Grave Memorial no. 148768152, citing Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, Rockland County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Kent D. Myrick (contributor 46823561) .