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Walter A. Gregory

AGE: 97 • Wilmington

Walter A. Gregory 97, of Wilmington DE died on Friday November 4, 2016. Born in Johnson City New York, Walter was the youngest of 4 boys to Stanley and Lula Gregory. Walter earned his undergraduate degree from Cornell, his masters Iowa State, and Ph.D. from Cornell. During WWll he worked at Oak Ridge Laboratory on a classified program as part of the Manhattan Project. After college he worked for Eastman Kodak, then as an organic chemist at the DuPont Experimental Station where he worked for 42 years, retiring in 1986. Walter had a lifelong love of playing the piano. He loved photography, and traveled to many countries and places with his camera. Some people may remember him as a regular diner at the Hollywood Grill where he ate many meals and made many friends. He is preceded in death by his son, Robert Gregory and his ex-wife Sylvia Walls (Kauffman). He is survived by his son Gary Gregory and his wife Cynthia of Nashville, his daughter Crystal Selway and her husband Steve of Landenberg Pa., and 3 grandchildren, Christen Gregory, Scott Gregory and Logan Selway. Crystal and Steve Selway would like to thank the loving people of Sunrise Senior Living, and Vitas Hospice for the beautiful care they took of Walter. Walter's remains will be interred on Wednesday November 9th at 2:30pm at Lower Brandywine cemetery 117 Old Kennett Road, Wilmington Delaware.

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Published in The News Journal from Nov. 6 to Nov. 8, 2016
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