mmmmm Greg, I just heard this week... Big hearts go out to you. I've been telling my wife as I read these stories, some of my memories, your gifts. practicing on diving boards and trampolines to do flips on skis, then eventually doing some big ones at SV etc. You made me a fiberglass skateboard which saw swimming pools and crazy steep newly paved roads. Country Club games, caddying, bike ride one day to Pescadero or whatever and back with little food, OMG! 14 yrs old? Many inventions...Concerts,parties, fun.Keep it up Maestro. Haven't seen or talked in years but you helped me bust out of shyland and have alot of adventure...and as people have said you didn't advertise it! Blessings, Thanks and Prayers for You and Your Family and Friends who are processing this unexpected loss... You went to Neil Young and the Ducks way back and sent me the ticket stub in Colorado!!! What a Rock Star!!! Maybe I'll notice all that genius next time. Om Mani Padme Hum~ Great Light
My heart is saddened by this terrible news. I have very fond memories while working with Greg at Merrill's Packaging over 15 years ago. He was an adventurer and had an unmatched enthusiasm to live his life well. I was fortunate to enjoy an evening of dancing to, and with, his band in San Mateo just last year. I am glad I got to spend time with him.
I just found out about my friend Greg while planning a visit to San Jose. He was the first person I wanted to see. Always the same, full of life, never arrogant, treated everyone with respect, in your face fun. The last time I saw him he was setting up a trampoline next to his pool and invited me to try it. I went there to return a giant favor he did for me, he dug me out of a major trench in life. What a guy. I left laughing after watching him jump really high in the air and try a bunch of moves only to back flop and drench everything nearby. I thought he was undestructable. Sad day today. My condolences to his family and friends.
I have vivid fond memories of Greg as buds at St Simons School, hanging the school flags together everyday, visiting the Sulger home, hitting golf balls across the street at LAGCC, shenanigans involving golf carts late at night. Most of all I was so impacted and impressed, actually in awe, by how gracious and fun loving Greg and his family were. I ran into Greg about 14 years ago in Mt View, we hung out for a period of time and he still had that special charisma I knew as a kid. Thank you for the awesome fond memories Greg! My sincere condolences to the Sulger family.
I met Greg in Hawaii and we became fast friends. He was the nicest, funniest, most outgoing guy, every time I saw him. Greg, heaven is jamming with your music and laughter. You are deeply missed by everyone whose lives you touched.
I was very saddened to hear of Greg's passing. I use to enjoy seeing Greg quite often in Tahoe years ago but haven't had the fortune of seeing him much lately since he stopped skiing regularly at Squaw Valley. Even though I hadn't seen Greg much in several years, when I did, he always had a fantastic, positive energy and contagious smile that left me wishing we saw each other more often. He had a knack for making me feel like our friendship was strong and fresh every time I saw him. He will be missed.
Greg was a bright light in peoples lives. I enjoyed his company everytime I was around him, so much! We lost touch so had been a while but the memories are sweet. Greg, full of great spirit and a special zest. He will be greatly missed, a great guy! I have a box of photos to look through. Brook was just asking me about Greg the other day She said she was thinking of him alot recently. We are both so sad for Greg's loved ones, and for his passing. Thanks for the love and good times you shared with us all Greg!
Some of my fondest memories of growing up at LAGCC were when Greg would show up. Diving tricks, teaching me how to do flip after hundreds of attempts. Bringing me a wetsuit so I would have the guts to to make it happen. Favorite dive was the flip, land on the board and then another couple into the pool. Thanks Greg! RIP
I didn't know Greg, but know his brother Tim very well. I am heartbroken and pray for the Sulgers, friends and extended family. God bless everyone and may God rest Greg's soul.
Greg, You added so much to so many's lives. You were an inspiration to all of us in the band and such a good man. Everyone you've touched will miss your smile, wit and charm.
I will miss you daily.
Fair Winds and Following Seas My Great Friend
big G, where did you go? i miss you sooo much. I don't know where to start but i was gifted like so many others to have you in my life and known you as my friend and brother. we had so many good times together from our boys skiing weekends to summer time fun. concerts and pool partys and bbq's. i think the quaility and special quiet connection you gave to me and so many others was the best. you did have a gift that not to many others have in life and thats the gift of giving happiness and joy to everyone you met.
from your brother from a different mother....hugs Sulgy: i love you...
Greg was always so warm, wild, enchanting, fun, and made me feel so comfortable in his presence. You always made me smile, and you were always smiling. Thank You.......my heart goes out to the Sulgar family. RIP friend. Lori Mandarich Kludt
I never saw Greg without a smile. What a gift to have known such a wonderful person. RIP Greg.
My condolences go out to the Sulger family- this is heartbreaking news. To Mark and Tim, my deepest sympathy on the loss of your brother Greg, who will be missed by all who were lucky enough to know him. My prayers are with you and your entire family - that the Lord will light your way through this incredibly difficult time.
Greg, I am glad to say I knew you well. You are part of very fond childhood and teenage memories from St. Simon School and St. Francis High. Rest in peace, my friend.
Julie (Beaven) Foster
I have such fond memories of Greg from swimming/diving at Los Altos. He was always crazy fun and had a contagious spirit. I am saddened by this news and think the heavens will shine more brightly with him up there.
Cathy (Daly) Riggs
Greg, we met about 20 years ago at Mark R's house in Los Altos. I always enjoyed being around you; your personality and genuine concern for other people was unique and special. We spent countless hours on the tennis court, golf course, BBQ's,LABAG, and the Spuds McKenzie Volleyball Tournament in the 90's!!! Such memories. I loved you like my own brother. Goodbye BRO
Greg was beautiful both on the inside and out. I am so lucky to have known him and so thankful for the gift of having him in my life. For all who are feeling the immense grief of this tragic loss, just always remember how lucky you are that you were able to experience such a gentle and kind soul. I consider my precious memories of Greg as some of the greatest gifts of my life and will cherish them forever.
Greg....you were so outstanding in your own individual way...and, we know you're out there...so don't worry about it bro.
You were one of the best coaches I ever had. I learned a ton and had a blast doing it! I will always remember you on the diving board at LAGCC with your skis on.
Kelly (Moore) Swanson
My son Doug's closest friend ... One could not help but be captivated by his presence, he had a way of making one feel very special. A sad tragedy.
oh my dear sweet friend...we met in kindergarten! I was solo shy and a Tom boy and Greg ALWAYS took care of me and made sure I was having fun and encouraged me to come out of my shell! Without him I never would have survived! :) Our families spent lots of fond fond memory times together. Both Mark and Greg ALWAYS checked in with me and made me feel loved and special to them. The whole family has the MAGIC of giving love! I could go on and on with so many child hood fun stories! Greg and Mark,sorry Tim you were too young yet, were the first ever guys to do extreme ski sports in the backyard on the hill of pine needles! Greg was the best clown diver ever! This family taught me so much love and laughter! Thank you my dear Greg for being such a significant part of my childhood and teen years! I have been permanently affected by your friendship and caring! Hugs and kisses. Teresa Murphy Wilson
Greg....you will be sadly missed. You were a lifelong friend whose smile and energy always brightened our lives. Rest in Peace!
Dear Sulger Family,
May your many memories of Greg give you comfort during this difficult time. One of the last time I saw Greg he was downtown Los Altos sitting on top of a box drum and singing with a big smile on his face. He definitely knew how to make everyone smile.
I will miss you Greg. You had a great attitude in life - what a loss. It was fun working with you and going to your gigs.
I was fortunate to have known him.
For all interested I have corresponded with John Wareham and the Observatory and they will hold a celebration of Greg's life on Wednesday Dec 19th at 3:00PM in the main building.
My friend Jim Hampton used to say that God picks the prettiest flowers to take into his house.
Prayers and love to the Sulgers as you bid your loved one a safe journey.
G I am crushed that I will never see your smile in person again but know I am so fortunate to have it painted in my memories and to have known you. You were so full of life and loved by so many it is hard to imagine a world without you in it. I am forever grateful for the time we had and I will always cherish my priceless memories.
Goodbye my friend
Greg is the brother to Mark our son-in-law and we never had a dull moment with Greg around. He was a great guy and we are blessed to have known him. We all will miss him.
I'll never forget you Greg. We had many great times and great jams. You were the life of the party and everyone loved you. I really appreciated you visiting me at my hospital bedside after my surgery.... It meant so much to me. I guess God needed you more than us. R.I.P. Greg....
My thoughts go out to the family. What a great loss. Greg was a great friend,neighbor,musician & versatile athlete. He will be missed
We were saddened to hear about the loss of Greg. He was a joy to do business with and always upbeat & happy, just a pleasure. Our thoughts and Prayers are with Greg's family & work family. Blessings Greg, you will be missed.
A sad day to learn of our loss. Greg was full of life and gave life to all around him. I will miss you on the slopes. I will always remember the sulger whistle.
Sulger was one of the most giving and loving guys I have ever had the honor to know. From our early diving and skiing days to growing and sharing so many great memeories ove rthe last couple of years.
I will always save the message I receive on Dec. 1st from him and the love of life that he had.
RIP my friend you will always be remembered and we wil celebrate your life.
Aloha Greg. You will always be remembered.
High school friend and college roommate. Greg was fun to be around and had a great attitude on life. A terrible tragedy. I miss Greg and feel a part of me is missing. Thanks for all the memories Greg!
RIP Greg. I will always remember the great week we had in Mexico
We are all going to miss a great guy. He could always light up an event.
I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Greg's death. I attended St. Francis with Greg and graduated in 1977 with him. I have very fond memories of 4 years of St. Francis ski trips with Greg and he was in many of my St Francis classes - a special fond memory was 10th grade Geometry class with Mrs. Halteman. Greg was a sweet, friendly guy, and I did see him often after graduation; most recently at our 30 year High School Reunion. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends - rest in peace Greg...
Fondly, Becky (Bernal) Drumm - class '77