Gregory S. Mckown

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 8/27/2014 17:00:00

Monroeville OH 44847 8/28/2014 11:00:00

Gregory Sean McKown passed away August 23, 2014 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. Born May 10, 1947 in Shelby, Ohio to John T. McKown and Agnes Phillips McKown. He was a graduate of Willard High School and attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and later graduated from the Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences. He served in the US Army as a Military Police Officer and member of the 554 MP Company. After the military, he went to work for New Departure (Delphi) in Sandusky until his retirement.
He would have been married 47 years on September 2nd to Susan Fulton McKown. They have three children, John McKown of Willard; Greogry McKown of Orient, Ohio; and Mary McKown of Ashley, Ohio. They have six grandchildren, John McKown; Emily McKown; Sean McKown; Ashley McKown; Jacqueline Hapner; and Natalie Hapner. He is also survived by two brothers, Gerald (Carolyn) McKown of Plymouth; and Dennis McKown of Toledo; three sisters, Jeanine Alt of Akron; Mary Barker of New London; and Ellen (Alfred) Parkinson of Plymouth; his mother-in-law, Jean Fulton of New Haven.
He is preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law, Joseph Fulton; four brothers, Raymond, John, Robert, and Michael McKown; three sisters, Patricia Rosenburg, Natalie Sherman and Catherine McKown.
He enjoyed his farm animals, outdoor sports, stamp collecting, traveling, and had a vast collection of police insignia patches. His greatest joy was being with his grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM with a Rosary service to follow. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 11:00 AM at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Monroeville, Ohio with Father William Pifher officiating. Burial will be held in Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio. Memorial contributions can be made to the Wounded Warriors Project or St. Joseph Catholic Church or School. Online condolences can be made at


Ruth Shrader Felger - Sep 7, 2014

My deepest sympathy to you and your family. May God help you through this time of loss. My prayers are with you.
Ruth Shrader Felger

Julie Wells - Aug 31, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss.

Sherry Long - Aug 30, 2014

My sympathies to Mary and the entire family for your loss. Prayers are with you during such a difficult time.

Denis & Roberta Rapp - Aug 30, 2014

Susan and Family our deepest sympathies to all. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time. God Bless

Beth Lageose (Rinehart) - Aug 28, 2014

My deepest sympathy to the entire McKown family.

Denny Doughty - Aug 28, 2014

My deepest sympathy to the McKown Family during this difficult time. Certainly our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Pasqualina Wilkins - Aug 28, 2014

My deepest sympathy to the McKown Family. Greg has a special place in my heart. Susan, I thank you and Greg for opening your home to me during my years at OSU with Mary.
My dear friend Mary, I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I could be there with you during this difficult time. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Connie Porter - Aug 27, 2014

Deepest Sympathy to the family of Greg McKown. Greg was my foreman for many years. I haven’t seen Greg since 2004 due to my retirement. I will always remember Greg and the great foreman he was to all of us at Delphi. God Bless all of his family and RIP Greg. Connie Porter of Sandusky, Ohio

Jolynn Ware - Aug 27, 2014

Susan and Family, I am so sorry to read this news. You have my thoughts and prayers. Hugs to each of you Love, Jolynn

Traci Seibert - Aug 27, 2014

Susan, So sorry, take care.

Margaret Drury - Aug 27, 2014

Dear Susan and Family, I am very, very sorry to hear of the loss of your husband, Greg. May our Lord’s peace and comfort be with you, and may wonderful memories prevail.

Linda Mosley Shorter - Aug 26, 2014

Prayers for Greg’s family and friends at this very sad time. May God Be With You All.

Kathy Armitage - Aug 26, 2014

So sorry to hear this Sue. May the Lord comfort you and your family at this time. My hearts is with you all. Prayers and Hugs!

Becky Holden Berendt - Aug 26, 2014

Dear Susan & family:
So sorry to learn of Greg’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are for all of you during this difficult time. Becky Holden Berendt

Lynne (McKown) Rivera - Aug 25, 2014

Dear Aunt Susan, John Tom, Gregory and Mary,
Please know that my family and I send you our sincere sympathy. We know your hearts are aching and hope that the thoughts and prayers of friends and family will help. You have both from us.

Jay welsh - Aug 25, 2014

REST In Peace Lt McKown, ALTHOUGH its been a long time, I have A VERY acute memory and don’t forget the good stuff, you were ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO HAVE SERVED WITH AND I ENJOYED SERVING WITH YOU IN THE 554TH MILITARY POLICE COMPANY. gOD BE WITH YIOU IN ALL ETERNITY

Donna Myers - Aug 25, 2014

Susan, I send my sincere deepest sympathy to you in the loss of Greg. Memories and the hope of one day being reunited again will carry you through those dark times ahead.

Tom Adams - Aug 25, 2014

Susie, so sorry for your loss.

Lisa Holmes - Aug 25, 2014

Very dear Susan,
A caring, mutual friend knew I would want to know that you have lost Greg. I am so sorry that he’s gone and that you’ll be alone. I thought he had gotten over the cancer scare. Some do, and I wish he had been one of them. Again, I am so sorry. I had no idea he came from such a wonderfully large family and also never knew of his illustrious career in the service. Though you are the last one to brag, I wish you would have mentioned it. Cory would have loved to talk to him about it. Take care of yourself.

Leisha Bevoni - Aug 25, 2014

Dear Susan and all the members of Greg’s family,
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of “Uncle Greg”. Truly a one of a kind spirit!! I had the pleasure of spending time with him, Susan, and their niece Amy in Las Vegas and Hawaii a few years back. I have many fond memories of him on those vacations–always smiling, cracking jokes, and teasing everyone around him! He was the life of the party! It was my privilege to have spent time with this wonderful man, and to see the love he had for his wife and life partner. I am so sad that he has passed on. My condolences to the entire family. Peace be with you, Uncle Greg. You touched my life, I will never forget you.

Woody Woodall - Aug 24, 2014

My deepest condolences to Susan and the rest of the family. Greg was a special friend and made many people feel good about themselves. I was fortunate to have the Privilege of calling Greg my friend and I will always remember the time we shared at the 554th. We were soldiers then and young. RIP Greg and God Bless!