Gregg R. Theiss, age 51, of Erie, passed away Monday, April 7, 2014, at St. Vincent Hospital, surrounded by his family.
He was born in Erie on April 1, 1963, the son of Robert Theiss of Erie and the late Dolores Chriest Theiss.
Besides his father, he is survived by his wife, Christina Selleny Theiss, a daughter, Julie Theiss, two sons, Eddie and Joey Theiss, a sister, Mary Margaret Malue and her husband James of Millcreek, his mother and father-in-law, Edward and Evelyn Selleny, his brother-in-law, Tom and wife, Anne Selleny of Painesville, Ohio, along with seven nieces and nephews, Jennifer and Katie Malue, and Jonathon, Katelyn, Elizabeth, Christopher and Andrew Selleny.
As an active alum, Gregg graduated from Cathedral Preparatory School in 1981 and earned a Bachelor's degree from the School of Pharmacy at Duquesne University in 1986.
He was employed as a Pharmacist for Vantage Home Infusion, Select Specialty Hospital, Union City Pharmacy, and Corry Memorial Hospital, and formerly at UPMC Hamot. He was a proud past President of the Cathedral Prep Football Boosters and Northwestern Pennsylvania Society of Hospital Pharmacists.
Gregg was a dedicated member of Saint George Church. There, he participated in SGYAA, Men's Council, Bocce and Golf Leagues. With his wife, Chris, he chaired parish picnics for many years. He loved being a part of the Cursillo and TEC/DME communities. He also was a member of Times Old Newsies.
Gregg loved attending his children's school and sports activities, especially cheering on his sons playing on the football field. He will be dearly missed by all of his family and friends.
Thank you to all the ICU nurses and doctors at Saint Vincent for all they have done in taking care of Gregg.
Friends may call on Friday at the Francis V. Kloecker Funeral Home, Inc., 2502 Sassafras St., Erie, PA 16502, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and are invited to the Funeral Mass on Saturday at St. George Church at 11 a.m. Send condolences to www.kloeckerfuneralhome.com
Burial will be at Mary Queen of Peace Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Cathedral Prep, 225 W. 9th St. Erie, PA 16501, St. George Tuition Angel Fund, 5145 Peach St.. Erie, PA 16509. or to Emmaus Ministries, 345 East 9th St., Erie, PA 16503.
Published in the Erie Times-News from Apr. 10 to Apr. 11, 2014