Eugene 'Gene' Gregory
Mequon - Eugene "Gene" Gregory, age 98, of Mequon, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully on January 13, 2021.
Born in Madison, Wisconsin, Gene grew up in Chicago, graduated from Lane Tech High School, and spent most of his life in the Chicagoland area. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Gene served his country in France during World War II. For many years, Gene was involved in Scouts of America, serving as a scout leader for his sons' Troop 835 in the Chicago Area Council's Trailblazer District, where he led countless camping and hiking trips to destinations throughout the midwest, as well as to Philmont and Valley Forge. He worked for years as a pedorthist before retiring to pursue his many interests. Gene was a talented woodcarver and member of the North Suburban Carvers, often participating in woodcarving shows and donating his work to support local charities. He was an avid gardener, stamp collector, and involved in local theater for many years. Gene was married to Marilyn (nee Levee) Lebovits, and they celebrated 55 years together until she passed away just 30 hours before Gene. Both Gene and Marilyn were active members of Temple Chai in Long Grove, Illinois, where they served on the board, and volunteered at food drives, homeless shelters and during holiday services. Preceded in death by his beloved wife Marilyn, mother Fanny, father Andrew, sisters Irene Gregory and Katherine Jenkins, step-daughter Michelle Lovejoy and daughter-in-law Virginia Gregory. Gene is survived by son John Gregory and step-daughter Sheryl Pascoe, as well as son Fred (Liz) and daughter Susan, grandchildren Erin (Larry) Gard, Patrick Gregory, Kerry Gregory, Jennifer Pascoe, Joshua Pascoe, Megan Gregory, Kelly (Patrick) Hawks, and four great-grandchildren. He is remembered fondly by cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. The family would like to express our thanks for the wonderful care provided by Lawlis Family Hospice and the staff at Terova Senior Living. In light of COVID restrictions, no memorial service will be held at this time, however the family will reach out with Celebration of Life details when it is safe to gather. If desired, memorials may be sent to: Temple Chai, 1670 RFD, Long Grove, Illinois 60047, and designated for the Cantor's discretionary fund in the names of Marilyn and Eugene Gregory. Please private message John Gregory on Facebook to send condolences.
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Published by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from Jan. 16 to Jan. 20, 2021.