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“Our heartfelt prayers are with you at this time and in the weeks ahead. The Gregory family has remained a wonderful blessing to our family,...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Marcia Garrett Mootz and family

“Dear Aunt Nan, Laurie, Judy, and Steve, Thank you so much for bringing such a wonderful person into our lives as Uncle George. What a sweetheart!...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Carolyn Barth - Chicago, IL

“George was always a joy to be with. His baritone laugh and sparkling smile will always be carried close. Sincere sympathy to all of you. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Jamie Barth - Boston, MA

“Precious are the moments we share with those we love. I pray for comfort and the joy in shared memories for the Gregory family and friends. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Debbie Carpenter - Ithaca, NY

“Dear Aunt Nan, Steve, Laura and Judy, I was going to call one of you this morning and let you know how sorry I am to miss Uncle George's funeral,...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Martha Bowes - Tucson, AZ - Niece

“Dear Judy and Family. Very sorry to hear of your loss. My heart felt sympathy goes out to you in your time of sadness. Sincerely, Rob ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Rob Zedeker - Columbus, OH

“Steve, I am sorry to hear about your Dad, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The DiMarco's ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Frank DiMarco - Trumansburg, NY

“Dear Nan and family, While we have only had the privilege of knowing George for a short time, he has made a great impression on us. From welcoming...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Gere and Carol Flick - Vermilion, OH

“"I am standing by the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze...Then someone at my side says, 'There she goes! ...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Chris Pfeil - sailor

“Nan and family - our thoughts are with you at this sad time. George was a man we were proud to know, and he will be missed by many in Vermilion. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Harlan & Fran Chapman - Vermilion, OH

“Nan, so sorry to here about George.My prayers are with the family .June Akers ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: JUNE AKERS - vermilion, OH

“We send our deepest sympathy to Nan and the children at this sad time. It was a privilege to have known George, and will always remember fondly his...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Joe and Janet Sharpnack


George E. Gregory, Jr. 85, a Vermilion resident of 27 years, and formally of Rocky River, died peacefully Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph with his family by his side.

George was born in Corning, New York. He graduated from Western Reserve Academy and served in the United States Navy as LT JG. He graduated from the University of Michigan and Harvard Business School.
George was active in business where he was President of Nelson Stud Welding a division of Gregory Industries in Lorain. He served on the Board of Directors of Fusion Inc. of Willoughby. He was involved in the early days of Lake Ridge Academy and served as one of its early presidents. His many activities included Rotary Club, member of the Young Presidents Organization, the Vermilion Family YMCA, and lifetime member of the Cleveland Yachting Club.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Vermilion. He and his wife Nan are known as avid sailors which led to his serving as Commodore of Sand Banks Yacht Club, Treasure Cay Bahamas, an area through which they sailed and lived for over 25 years.
George was loved by all that knew him. He always had a smile on his face and kindness in his heart.
 
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Nancy "Nan" (nee Nielsen) Gregory; son, Stephen Gregory of St. Petersburg, FL and Vermilion; daughters, Laura (Glenn) Gregory Coggins of Taylors, SC and Judy (Michael) Gregory White of Granville, Ohio; daughter-in-law Pam Moes Gregory of Vermilion; 6 grandchildren: Charlotte Coggins, Gregory Coggins, Mike White Jr., Lindsay White, Colin White, and Molly Gregory; and sister, Judy Gregory Bowes of Washington, DC.
He was preceded in death by his son, George E. Gregory III, and brother, Daniel Gregory.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church 3747 Liberty Avenue, Vermilion, Ohio 44089.
The family suggests memorial contributions to: Vermilion Family YMCA, 329 Aldrich Rd., Vermilion Ohio 44089 and Trinity Lutheran Church 3747 Liberty Avenue, Vermilion, Ohio 44089
Online condolences may be made at www.riddlefuneralhome.com.

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