Stephen C. Gregg passed away peacefully, with his family close by, on October 13, 2019.
Steve was a beloved father, cherished husband and innovative craftsman. Having grown hand in hand with him for 36 years, Steve and his wife, Kristine, were blessed with two beautiful children, Eva Marie and John. Steve shared his love of the outdoors as well as his drive to serve others with his family and friends.
As a boy, Steve developed a strong work ethic helping with his grandparents’ company, Gregg’s Bus Service. He was infinitely proud of his grandparents, Mary and Cooper Gregg and the business that they built. With his Mom-Mom Mary, siblings Alan and Martha and his cousins, Steve enjoyed many summers in Rehoboth Beach where he developed a love for surf fishing. He was also a Boy Scout where he made lifelong friends and learned lifelong lessons. Steve’s father, Donald R. Gregg, a horticulturist, introduced him to working with plants at Longwood Gardens, where Steve spent summers in the mum fields tending to each plant with care. His mother, Patricia T. Gregg, a biologist and botanical artist, passed both her creative eye and love of language to Steve. As a student at Sanford, Steve developed both a love of writing and music. He played drums in the jazz band and wrote stories and poetry. Steve continued to pursue the joy of making music, playing drums, bongos, washboard and eventually the banjo. He earned his teaching certification and bachelor’s degree in English from West Chester University but chose to develop a career in carpentry. Here he embraced the challenge of working on historic properties, honoring the character of each unique building.
His experience and ability to guide others led him to teach Carpentry at DCTS. He hoped to empower students to pursue passion in their own chosen careers. Steve reconnected with the Boy Scouts as a Cub Scout leader for Troop 21 and Assistant Leader for Troop 14, West Chester. He was a tireless and devoted volunteer for the Philadelphia Folk Festival. The music and fellowship on the Old Poole Farm brought him great joy.
A celebration of Steve’s life and the love he shared for his family and friends is being planned for Sunday, April 19, 2020. Please save the date, more information will be forthcoming.
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