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Dr. Gregory D. Harrington III

Battle Creek

Dr. Gregory D. Harrington III, 55,  died on Friday, September, 25, 2015 from injuries sustained in a bicycle accident.

Dr. Harrington was born on July 9, 1960 in Detroit to Gregory D. and Barbara (Gibasiewicz) Harrington II.  He graduated from Bishop Foley High School in 1978, and he went on to Oakland University and graduated with a degree in Microbiology in 1983.  On December 28, 1985 he married Jane Woodward in Lansing. 

Dr. Harrington graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1987.  He did a one year internship at St. Lawrence Hospital in Lansing, and a  three year Internal Medicine Residency at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. Dr. Harrington completed Infectious Disease and Pulmonary Medicine fellowship at the University of Michigan Medical Center.  In 1996, he joined  The Lung Center in Battle Creek.  In 2003, he was hired by Battle Creek Health System as Director of Infectious Disease. He served as Medical Director for the Calhoun County Public Health Department for several years and he was the Director of Infectious Disease for Select Specialty Hospital, Bronson Battle Creek Hospital, and Oaklawn Hospital. 

Dr. Harrington attended Battle Creek Friends Church.  He was an avid MSU fan having season tickets to Spartan Football.  He enjoyed fishing, biking, and swimming.  Dr. Harrington had strong faith in the Lord and would always find time to have a prayer with his patients. He will be remembered as a kind and caring man who loved his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Jane of Battle Creek; sons, Gregory D. Harrington IV, John Harrington, both of Lansing, and Nick Harrington of Battle Creek; his mother, Barbara Harrington of Shelby Township; sisters, Shannon Harrington of Rochester Hills and Shelley (Scott Barber) Harrington of Birmingham.  He was preceded in death by his father, Gregory D. Harrington II.

Visitation will take place at the Kempf Family Funeral Homes, Marshall Chapel 723 US 27 North, on Wednesday September 30, 2015 from 2-8pm with family present to greet friends from 2-4pm and 6-8pm.  A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 1pm on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at Dexter Lake Church 1555 East Michigan Ave., Battle Creek.  Family will gather with friends following the services at the Kempf Funeral Home Marshall Chapel Reception Hall.  The family requests memorial contributions to the Bronson Foundation for Dr. Harrington Memorial.  Assistance with memorials is available at the Kempf Funeral Home.  Leave a personal message for the family and sign the online guest book at www.kempffuneralhome.com

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Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Sept. 29, 2015
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