Greg was a wonderful friend who I had the pleasure of knowing for exactly half of my life. We met in SLO and became instant friends (as I'm sure many others could say the same, he was always so welcoming). We hiked, talked, meditated and generally pondered the wonders of life and the greater universe together. It was such a wonderfully balanced friendship and I give credit to Greg for making it so lovely. He was ALWAYS positive, loving, generous and caring. In fact, when I was in college and found myself in a tight place financially, Greg helped by co-signing a loan so I could continue the education I was loving so much. He offered anything he had in a heartbeat, never worrying about what would come back his way. Three years ago he officiated my wedding, perfectly capturing the moment and essence without much instruction. He had already begun treatment for the cancer at that point but didn't shave his head until after the ceremony!
Always I will think of Greg as alive. His spirit and ambition was so strong it is impossible for me to imagine the world without him. I feel his guiding presence daily and I hope my vision of his smile and open arms never fades.
Thank you for bringing such an amazing person into this world; he was a gift to so many and will be sorely missed.