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February 15, 2014

William Gregory

GILBERT, AZ — William Gregory, 91, of Gilbert, AZ, passed away on January 27, 2014.  

Born Christmas Day in 1922 and raised in Jamestown, NY, Bill entered the US Navy upon graduating from Jamestown High School, became a Naval Aviator flying Curtiss SB2C Helldivers at the end of WWII, and continued flying for the Naval Reserve and Air National Guard until his retirement as a Lieutenant Colonel.  

Following the war, he attended General Motors Institute and went to work at Harrison Radiator Division in Lockport, where he spent most of his adult life. He was an avid handball/racquetball player and made many friends through the YMCA.

Following years of employment in the automotive industry, he became a high school teacher, teaching business math and retailing at nearby Tonawanda High School, earning a Master's degree in education in the process.  

He retired to Gilbert in 1986, and is survived by wife, Kathleen; children, William, Brian, Cynthia and Susan. He was preceded in death by his father, Louis; mother, Dimetra and younger brothers, George and Stanley, both who were also military pilots.  

A family ceremony is planned.

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