ForeverMissed

See His Life for Gregory's excellent adventure.
Also, the tributes for Gregory's memorial are here. 

Services were held at Congregation Shir Hadash on March 17 at 2:00 p.m.
http://www.shirhadash.org )
 In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (http://www.alz.org)

Here is the video that Gregory just finished (his "swan song"). The music is by Au5 "Return to Moonland".
Enjoy!   ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbG6Djw5CEA )

Posted by Haley Kasof on March 10, 2017
I remember Gregory from elementary school. He was always so curious and seemed to know so many facts about all these little details down to every subject. I really wish I could have met up with him for coffee before his passing, if just to talk and catch up after years flew by. I know my mother got to join him and his mother for the Women's March in San Francisco, and I remember her speaking so fondly of seeing him. He was a wonderful person and was taken too soon.
Rest in Peace Gregory, you'll always be missed dearly.
Posted by Sam West on March 10, 2017
I remember every day after school he and I would take the train to go home. He would selflessly buy me a slice of red velvet cake every Friday, and it was the brightest part of my week.
Posted by Diane Kay on March 10, 2017
Gregory must have been in maybe 6th grade? I don't quite remember but he was home alone and he called me asking what is a substitute for sour cream! He wanted to make waffles. I suggested yogurt and we both looked on line. He must have called me 3 or 4 times with different questions about the waffles and then silence for an hour or so. Suddenly a knock at the door and there was Gregory with a warm waffle for me! It was one of the sweetest things ever. I was so pleased that he felt comfortable calling me! He also loved to make flan and would borrow my flan pan often.....
Posted by Debi Tario on March 10, 2017
Douglas and Beth,
I am so sorry for your loss. Heart feels heart aches for you both.
With a heavy heart...
With love and blessing
Cousin Debi Lee Tario
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Recent Tributes
Posted by Viola Buitoni on March 3, 2020
Thinking of you all on this difficult day.
Posted by Tamara Herman on March 3, 2020
Dearest Gregory:
You are in my heart, caring  the fondest
Memories of your love and kindness,
From the first moment I met you I felt a strong
Connection. Thank you for getting to know you
And your wonderful mom, dad and sister.
Your grandparents Always talk about you when we get together, they are amazing.
R.I.P. Gregory. On this 3rd anniversary the memories of you are so great because you’re are so special.
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Love,
Tamara
Posted by Jay Reich on March 3, 2020
Gregory, it is impossible to believe you have been gone for 3 years. You have been greatly missed by many people, more than you could possibly imagine. Cousin Jay
Recent stories

Hawaii Memorial video Gregory Thomas Lee and Mary Hong Lee

Shared by Beth-Douglas-Alison Lee on April 2, 2019

Here is a "short" clip of the memorial we had for Gregory and Grandma last August.

Very special Aloha and Mahalo to the Keauhou Canoe Club for their hospitality, canoes, and muscle and to Aunty Tutu for the beautiful service. 

Also thanks to Ben B. for shooting the video and allowing me to chop up his art for this shorter version, and Creative Video & Photo for the photography.

And Aloha and Mahalo to our Hawaii and San Diego Ohana for being there to help us celebrate the lives of Gregory and Mary.

Beth, Ali, and Doug


Shared by Orly Jaffe on January 14, 2018

Dearest Gregory 

Your spirit shines on, and you would be so proud to see your parents, sister and grandparents today. They carry you with them always while trying their best to embrace and live life. When we celebrate holidays together you join us and live on - in so many hearts. And it was at events hosted by your parents that I remember you carrying a camera, serving as a gracious host and warming guests with your smile. Your sweet smile, our chats and sunny disposition remains in my heart. I feel blessed we could work on blog projects together, your help was so valuable and it was always such a pleasure to connect. You are an incredibly special spirit, and that light won't ever go out. And know that you are forever missed.

 

Reading With Gregory

Shared by Rick Knoblaugh on March 17, 2017

When thinking back to the various interactions I’ve had with Gregory, one incident stands out in my mind. Back when he was about 4 years old, I was over visiting with Doug and Beth. Gregory was walking around the house reading aloud from one of his favorite books. I instantly thought that there was no way he was actually reading it, as the words were fairly large, and of course kids do tend to memorize their favorites.

I recall saying something like “Oh, he’s got that memorized. Here Gregory, read this,” at which point I handed him a magazine that I happened to have with me. Gregory did not skip a beat. He turned to the first page and began reading without the least bit of hesitation on any of the words. In his little voice – which was so cute at the time – he read aloud something like this: “In this month’s issue of Cigar Aficionado, we will be evaluating the various form factors of cigars….”

I was completely floored, as I simply couldn’t believe it! I remember reading stuff like “See Spot run” back in first grade and here he was far younger than that plowing through this magazine like an adult. I recall sharing that story with other folks over the years when the subject of kids with high intelligence levels would happen to come up in conversation.

I will never forget Gregory. My daughter and I would always have fun when we would play miniature golf or other games with him. Every single time we got together, I would always smile at some insight he would show that belied his young age. Truly he was an amazing person.