Charles Gregg, 76, of Plymouth passed away Friday, November 19, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center with his loving wife and sisters by his side. Charles was the loving, devoted husband of Judy Schaefer Gregg with whom he shared almost 48 wonderful years of marriage.
Born in Kingston, he was the son of the late Charles C. and Stacia A. Gregg. A 1963 graduate of Plymouth High School, he attended Temple University and was a graduate of Wilkes College, now Wilkes University, earning a B.A. degree in English.
Charles began his Journalism career at Prentice-Hall in Englewood, New Jersey as a copywriter researching and writing ad campaigns and direct mail advertising catalogue and book jacket copy. He was also employed as a free lance advertising copywriter in Los Angeles. He went on to work at The Times Leader newspaper for many years and was Vice-President of The Newspaper Guild. During his tenure the newspaper won many prestigious awards including the Keystone Press Awards under his expert guidance. Charles held many positions at the paper including reporter and assistant city editor and at his retirement was the news editor of the newspaper.
Charles' true enjoyment and passion was cooking. A self-taught gourmet chef, he took great pride in preparing and serving his “surprise” masterpieces which were always very much enjoyed by his wife. Veal Marsala and Shrimp Scampi were among his specialties. Charles was a kind and giving man with a generosity of spirit which will be greatly missed.
Ever the joke teller, Charles had an uncanny talent for making people laugh. Whether or not a doctor, lawyer or anyone at all on the receiving end of his jokes, he always left them with a smile on their face. Keep those jokes going in heaven, my love.
In addition to his parents, Charles was predeceased by his mother-in-law, Helen A. Schaefer, and father-in-law, Frank W. Schaefer.
Charles is survived by his wife, Judy Schaefer Gregg, his sisters, Carol T. Miller, Bowie, Maryland and Maureen V. West and her husband, Robert, Bowie, Maryland and nephew, Aaron Baker and his wife, Jennifer, Eureka, Montana. And, of course, his two loving cats, Midnight and Henry.
The family will receive relatives and friends Tuesday, November 30, from 6 pm to 8 pm at Gubbiotti Funeral Home, LLC, 1030 Wyoming Avenue, Exeter. Funeral service will begin at 9:30 am Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment will follow with graveside services with the Reverend James Alco officiating at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 612 Mount Olivet Road, Carverton, Wyoming, PA.
The family would like to thank the caring and compassionate Geisinger ICU nurses, doctors and entire staff for the exceptional care and compassion that was shown to Charles and his family during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the Medical Oncology Associates Prescription Assistance Fund, 382 Pierce Street, Kingston, PA 18704, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 Saint Jude PL, Memphis, TN 38105, or to a charity of the donor's choice.
The family respectfully asks that pandemic guidelines be followed by wearing a mask and social distance to keep everyone safe.
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