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Gregory C. of Norwood, on November 18, 2011. Loving husband of Helen (nee Scourby). Beloved father of Chris and his wife Maureen, Vicki Venturini and her husband Philip and Nikki Rosen and her husband Mark. Predeceased by his daughter Joan. Adored grandfather of Gregory and Korinne Papalexis, Kari Venturini and Holli Venturini Luongo and Sydney and Austin Rosen and great-grandfather of Aidan Luongo. Dear brother of Anita Demas and Mary Albanis. Gregory was invested with the high honor of Archon Exarchos in 1994 by his Eminence, Archbishop Iakovos at St. John the Theologian Cathedral. He was President/CEO/Chairman of the Board of Marathon Enterprises Inc. (Sabrett) and will forever be remembered by his yellow and blue umbrellas which line the landscape of New York City. He will also be remembered as a great benefactor to his church, St. John the Theologian Cathedral, as well as many other charities. A U.S. Army veteran of WWII, he was a graduate of NYU in 1948, a Mason, a member of the NYAC and the International Game and Fish Assoc., held a U.S. Coast Guard Captain's License and was an avid fisherman. Gregory was named "Baker of the Year" by the Metropolitan Bakers Assoc. We have lost a legend who left a legacy that will endure. Visitation Monday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM, at Barrett Funeral Home, 148 Dean Dr., Tenafly. Funeral Service Tuesday, 10 AM, at St. John the Theologian Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Tenafly. Interment Brookside Cemetery, Englewood. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name may be made to St. John the Theologian Cathedral, 353 E. Clinton Ave. Tenafly, NJ 07670. www.barrettfuneral
Published in The Record/Herald News on Nov. 20, 2011
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