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Obituraries Archives The Altamont Enterprise, August 10, 2006
RENSSELAER Frank E. Gregory, an avid outdoorsman, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006, at Albany Memorial Hospital, where he had worked as a security guard for 17 years. He was 64.
Mr. Gregory succumbed to pancreatic cancer after a year of treatment. Only 5 percent of patients with pancreatic cancer survive for a year or longer, said his son, Jeffrey M. Gregory of Altamont. He was proud of his fathers courage.
Mr. Gregory was born to Frank E. Gregory Sr. and Mary Farrell Finch. He grew up in Catskill, N.Y., where he graduated from St. Patricks Academy.
He raised his children in Altamont, and was a resident of Rensselaer for the past 16 years.
He enjoyed the outdoors, and loved hunting and fishing. He had a hunting camp in Gilboa, N.Y. in the Catskill Mountains. Mr. Gregory would head there for some deer hunting, his son said.
His son also said that above and beyond everything else, his father loved his motorcycle.
He also enjoyed watching NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) races, and was a fan of Dale Earnhardt.
Survivors include one son, Jeffrey M. Gregory, and his wife, Jackie, of Altamont; one daughter, Jennifer Cary, and her husband, Justin, of Nashville, Tenn.; one sister, Charlene Daly, of Fayetteville, N.C.; and his aunt, Josephine Farrell, of Catskill, N.Y.
Mr. Gregory also had many close friends who were like family to him. Among them are: Walter Fonda, Richard Fonda, and Frank Bliss, all of East Greenbush. He also leaves behind many beloved friends at Memorial Hospital.
A memorial service was held on Monday at 5 p.m. in the Conklin Conference Room at Albany Memorial Hospital.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Rensselaer, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144.
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