Pierre C. Gregg, 66, of Bradford, went to be with our Lord our God on Friday (July 19, 2013) at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
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He was born on Dec. 18, 1946, in Hallton, the son of the late Carl E. and Elise Van de Bosch Gregg. On May 30, 1967, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Crown, he married Jacqueline A. Heasley, who survives.
Mr. Gregg was a 1964 graduate of East Forest High School, Marienville, and attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.
He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Lt. John C. Roche Post 212 VFW.
Mr. Gregg was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era; while in the military he managed the Small Bore Rifle Team at Fort Hood, Texas.
He was adventurous and loved traveling with his wife to see and experience new places. Mr. Gregg was an avid hunter for many years who loved being outdoors. He enjoyed wood working and was also mechanically inclined. He had a fondness for all animals and had a special knack for relating to them.
Mr. Gregg was a retired police officer of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford after serving for 20 years. He was also a police officer for the Corydon Township Police Department from its inception until its disbandment. He loved and took great pleasure in being a police officer and serving the community. Prior to being a police officer, he was employed by the former Affiliated Industries in Kane, where he was in charge of purchasing and cost accounting. In 1973, he and his wife purchased the Klondike Gift Shop, Marshburg, which they still own until this day.
In addition to his loving wife of 46 years, Jackie Gregg, of Bradford, he is also survived by two sons, Brian D. (Amy) Gregg of Pittsburgh and Bradley D. (Jill Cummiskey) Gregg of Bradford; one sister, Rosina Pierce of Cranberry Township; one grandson, Carson A. Gregg of Pittsburgh; two stepgrandsons, Blake and Drew Tyger of Bradford; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one infant son, James C. Gregg.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Mascho Funeral Home Inc. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Bernard Catholic Church with the Rev. Raymond Gramata as celebrant. A Christian wake service will be held at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Burial and military honors will be in North Forest Cemetery, Marienville.
Memorial contributions in his memory can be made to the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, 300 Campus Drive, Bradford, PA 16701; Medical and Health Services Foundation, Forbes Tower, Suite 8084, 3600 Forbes Ave. and Meyran Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213; the Bradford Hospital Foundation, 116 Interstate Parkway, Bradford, PA 16701; or a
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home Inc.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral.com
Published in The Bradford Era from July 22 to July 28, 2013