John Bradley Gregor, 72

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John Bradley Gregor, 72, of Wooster, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023, at the Wooster Community Hospital.

Born on Jan. 31, 1951, in Steubenville, Ohio, he was the son of the late Paul and Helen (Lenkey) Gregor.

Brad graduated from Springfield High School in Amsterdam Ohio before going to the Naval Academy in Annapolis MD. Being a midshipman had been a life-long dream of his, who knew this was the career he wanted to follow since the 4th grade when he began to write his local Congressmen.  His perseverance, dedication and hard work ensured his dream would become a reality.  Graduating in 1973, Brad became an Aviator, flying E-2C Hawkeyes and eventually was the Commanding Officer of the VAW 113 Black Eagles.  Many other positions followed including being a Carrier Navigator.  His final tour was as the Defense and Naval Attaché in Madrid, Spain.  After proudly serving for 30 years, he retired as a Captain in 2003.

Throughout his life, Brad enjoyed running his Lionel trains, creating an amazing stamp collection, playing golf, and watching the Ohio State Buckeyes and Cleveland sports teams.  He loved to read and learn about many subjects.  Brad was also a very active member of the Wooster Country Club.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Ann (Altman) Gregor; his son Ryan (Kelly) Gregor; and two brothers, Jim and Paul Gregor.

A Remembrance of Brad’s life will be held on Saturday, November 18, at 1 p.m. at the Wooster Country Club 1251 Oak Hill Rd. Wooster, Ohio 44691.

The family requests no flowers. Dodds Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

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