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Nicholas Francis Gregory

Published December 30,2021

Obituary's Biography:

Nicholas Francis Gregory, age 75, of Lake Villa, passed away Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at his home.  He was born August 1, 1946 in Chicago to Francis and Jean (nee Bold) Gregory.  Nicholas was a fun papa, best dad ever, a good and loyal friend and devoted husband. He was an avid Cubs fan and an award-winning model car builder.  He was a member of: St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Antioch; Sheet Metal Workers Local 73 for 50 years; the Cruisin’ Gearheads (full size car club);  Auto Modelers Group; Midwest Scale Modelers; and Southern Wisconsin Tabletop Cruisers. He was also a volunteer at Open Arms Mission in Antioch. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Marie (nee Kopanski) who he married on July 25, 1980 in Chicago; his children, Thomas Jason Gregory of Chicago and Faith Nicole Stewart of Lake Villa; his grandchildren, Emmie Leigh Cook of Waukegan and Carson Nicholas Stewart of Lake Villa.  He was preceded in death by his parents, infant son, Mark R. Gregory; and brother, Mark R. Gregory.  Visitation will be on Sunday, January 2, 2022 from 3:00pm until 7:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  Visitation will continue at 9:00am until the time of the funeral service at 10:00am Monday, January 3, 2022 at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 1155 Hillside, Antioch.  Interment will follow at Avon Centre Cemetery in Grayslake.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 1155 Hillside, Antioch, IL 60002.  For more information log onto www.strangfuneral.org or call 847-223-8122.

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  1. I was sad to hear of Nick’s passing and want to offer my condolences to Sharon and the rest of the family. I will always remember how dedicated Nick was in wanting to help others as we worked together at Open Arms Food Pantry. He was always the very first one there! May he rest in peace.

  2. We will miss you, Nick. You and I used to team up at Open Arms filling orders. You made sure I loaded the right groceries in the cart. Wishing peace to Sharon and family. —-Dick Schlake

  3. As a member of the C.A.R.S. in Miniature Model Car Club I became a friend of Nick’s. An always gracious and friendly person, it was fun to chat with him at meetings. I would also often see him at some car shows, especially MCACN.
    Sadly, as I know live back in the Pacific Northwest, I will not be able to attend the visitation or services.
    Rest in Peace my Friend

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