Gregory W. Carlson
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Gregory W. Carlson, 57, a longtime employee of Bookman's Alley in Evanston, died of a stroke at Glenbrook Hospital in Glenview on May 6. Growing up in Deerfield, Greg was an all-around athlete, excelling in baseball and hockey. After high school, Greg worked for Washburn Guitars and Rank Video before joining his father, Roger, at the book shop. Greg was also passionate about Chicago sports teams, except the Cubs, and was a good drummer. After the book shop closed in 2013, Greg worked for Enterprise for several years. Greg is survived by three sisters, Ann (Cliff), Leslie and Susan; a brother, Jeff (Marcy); his mother, Deborah; and many nieces and nephews.

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Published in Chicago Tribune on May 20, 2020.
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May 22, 2020
I knew Greg through a mutual friend and we attended a couple of concerts together. I was always amazed at his knowledge of music and sports and enjoyed a few long conversations with him. My heartfelt condolences to his family on a life far too short.
Rob Garringer
May 22, 2020
I knew Greg through a mutual friend and attended a couple of concerts with him. I was absolutely amazed at his endless perfect memory of anything music or sports related. My sincerest condolences to the family on a life that ended much too soon. Rest In Peace buddy.
Rob Garringer
May 22, 2020
Condolences to Gregs family. Sorry to hear about his passing.
Patrick Birmingham
May 21, 2020
I miss my buddy. He was my best friend. His family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Jeff mieghem
May 20, 2020
Thinking of the family and wishing them comfort and peace
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