WOODSTOCK – Greg McCoy, 62, died Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, in Woodstock.|
He was born March 9, 1951, to Robert K. and Modelle (Medlar) McCoy. He married Tricia Burden in Woodstock in 1977.
Greg was a lifelong resident of Woodstock. His family came to this area in the early 1850s. His great-grandfather started Medlar Photo Studios in Woodstock.
Greg was a master craftsman and owned and operated the Greg McCoy Glass Studio. The equipment in his beveling shop was from the 1890s and was originally powered by steam. He created original stained glass architectural pieces and restored antique lampshades and windows. He was most proud to have restored the Tiffany Mermaid window in the Field Museum in Chicago.
He was also associated with Rich's Incredible Pyro as a special effects pyro technician for over 16 years.
He had a great love for boating and enjoyed spending time at his cottage in Lake Geneva.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Tricia McCoy; a daughter, Lori Hagele; grandchildren, Kate and Morgan; a sister, Nancy McCoy; and his lifelong friend, Tim Meyers.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A celebration of his life will be from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Stage Left Cafe, 125 W. Van Buren St., Woodstock.
Memorials may be made to a
For information, call Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home in Woodstock at 815-338-1710 or visit www.slmcfh.com.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Nov. 1, 2013