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Gregory Dell

1945 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Gregory Dell Obituary
Gregory Robert Dell, age 70, passed away in Raleigh, NC, Oct 30, 2016, from complications of Parkinson's Disease. He was born in Blue Island, IL in 1945. His parents, Anthony & Jeannette Dell preceded him in death. He is survived by spouse Jade, son Jason Delborne, daughter-in-law Tonya Del-borne, granddaughters Olivia & Ramona, and sisters Gloria Dell Filebark & Laura Dell. Greg was a Pastor in the United Methodist Church for 40 years, serving churches in Naperville, Minooka, Evanston, Oak Park, and Chicago. His ministry focused on peace, justice, and the celebration of human diversity, including a commitment to the inclusion of LGBTQI persons in faith communities. Greg earned a BA from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1967 and a Master's of Divinity from Duke Divinity School in 1970. He received honorary doctorates from Illinois Wesleyan and Chicago Theological Seminary. Greg was an avid fisherman, scuba diver, private pilot, and delighted in his family. He will always be remembered as "Bubba" by his granddaughters. A celebration of his life will take place at 1:30 PM, Sunday, Nov 20, 2016, at the Alice Millar Chapel, a non-denominational center, Northwestern Univ. campus, 1870 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to: Church Within A Church Movement, PO Box 578524, Chicago, IL 60657 (www.cwac.us/contribute) or Resist, PO Box 441155, Somerville, MA 02144 (www.resist.org/donate).
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Nov. 6, 2016
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