Gregory Buckingham Beggs

Downers Grove, Illinois

1929 - 2020


Downers Grove, Illinois


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Gregory Buckingham Beggs, son of Charles Norman and Elizabeth (Corsa) Beggs was born on November 3, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois. Growing up in Oak Park, Illinois, Greg played high school varsity football, sang barbershop, starred in the senior play, and played violin and viola in the orchestra. His...

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Mr. Beggs was my landlord in Downer's Grove from 1991 to 1993. He was a patient, friendly, and pleasant man, and we couldn't have asked for a better landlord. After his wife Grace and my wife RoseAnne passed away a day apart, he and I visited and talked about our losses. I'm sorry to hear of his passing.

Your father was such a kind And wonderful person. He was our landlord on Linscott in the `70´s and I will Never Forget him. In fact, I always wanted to have rental property and be a landlord like Mr Greg Beggs. I do now own a couple of rentals and I always try to live up to his standards as a kind landlord. I have no idea what made me decide to google him today, but I did and came across his obituary. He was a great man and made an impression on me that has lasted a life time. God Bless...

I am astonished to read your dad's obit Robin, Holly, Dale and Glenn. Another amazing elder of community in which we grew up and celebrated Christmas. Another elder whom I thought of as just a neighborhood parent, never truly acknowledging their community caring and accomplishments.
I am so sorry for your loss of Marge in 2016 is still fresh in my mind. Like you, we enjoyed the company of one our parents well into her 90's. I celebrate with you that your dad lived such a long,...

A soft spoken man yet intelligent. A friend to my parents for many years! Humble and kind and always a pleasant smile! Much Sympathy and good memories to sustain his children and grandchildren!

A wonderful person, colleague and mentor to many. Always with a smile and kind word.
Irene Bahr

I did not know Gregg well, having met him through the DCBA book club several years ago. I have tremendous respect for his kindness and integrity to say nothing of his mental acuity. He was a skillful and respectful facilitator with great wit and sense of humor, I enjoyed every meeting with Gregg and learned a great deal from observing his mentoring style. He certainly will be missed. Kathy Bachmann

What a wonderful, kind man. A man of many interests, I loved talking to him about gardening. So glad I was able to talk with him at his Great grandsons 2nd birthday last September. He will be missed, May God bless all of you and Keep you in high spirits.

My father Jason Gesmer, now 91, went to high school with Greg in Oak Park, and they remained friends for life. When I needed help pursuing my first patent in the early 1990s as a very young man, my father naturally referred me to Greg. He was extraordinarily kind, patient, and generous at that time, and again when I needed help pursuing additional patents in 2013. I am but one among many who will sorely miss Greg. Godspeed and my condolences to all others who held him dear.