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Gregory W. Northam

Born: Mon., Aug. 10, 1953
Died: Tue., Jun. 18, 2019


Visitation

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Jun. 23, 2019
Location: Hanley and Sons


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Jun. 24, 2019
Location: Hanley and Sons


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Gregory Wayne Northam, 65, passed away at Millers Merry Manor in Plymouth, on June 18th, following an extended illness.

  Greg was born on August 10, 1953, in LaPorte, IN to the late Leonard D. and Clela M. (Stoffel) Northam.

He resided in the Walkerton, IN area most of his life. For the past 30 years, in a Pathfinders Residential Home in Plymouth, IN.

  He was employed by the Marshall Starke Development and Arby’s in Plymouth.

  Greg was blessed to have two families in his life. Left to cherish his memory are four sisters: Cheryl Hunsley of Mishawaka, Linnie (Richard) Hilde, of Peoria, AZ, Rogene (Jerry) Rankert of South Bend and Kim (Mike) Towle of Walkerton, two brothers; Leonard (Debbie) Northam of North Liberty and Ron (Mary) Northam of Plymouth and many nieces and nephews. Greg’s family by love, Andrea, Lori, Joe, Kent, James, his Pathfinders family and Marshall Starke Development family. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Jerry Sue Scott, his brothers, Dennis and Bernie Northam and best friend, David Carone.

 The family wishes to thank everyone, from Pathfinders, the staff of his home and Marshall Starke Development, for all the love and care Greg received. A special thank you to Andrea, who has loved and cared for Greg for 28 years. Words cannot express how much she meant to Greg and his biological family.

  Greg has had an amazing life despite his disabilities. During the first Special Olympics, held at Notre Dame University, Greg was singled out by IBM Corporation and his picture was published in magazines and newspapers in their sponsorship ads.

  He loved music, dancing, parties, Camp Milhouse, presents and Elvis Presley. Elvis impersonator, Quinten Flag, became one of his friends.

  Greg was like Peter Pan, he never grew up or old. No one enjoyed life more! He had a big personality and could light up a room.

  In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorial contributions be made in Greg’s name to Pathfinder’s, 113 Water Street, Plymouth, IN, 46563.

  Visitation will be on Sunday, June 23rd, from 4:00 P.M. till 8:00 P.M. at Hanley and Sons Funeral Home “Walkerton Chapel”, 1216 Roosevelt Road, Walkerton, IN. The funeral service will be on Monday, June 24th at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home, with Pastor Robbie Keck, officiating. Burial will follow the service at Woodlawn Cemetery, Walkerton, IN.

  The HANLEY and Sons Funeral Home handled arrangement and services and extends its deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to Greg’s family.

  Condolences may be expressed on our website: www.hanleyamdsomnsfuneralhomes.com

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Marilyn Kelley
   Posted Thu June 20, 2019
I had the privilege of growing up with Greg, his sister Jerri was my best friend. We were quite often sent to rescue Greg from his many adventures. He was always happy with life and willing to share his love of life. He made us laugh, and was fiercely protective. I pray God has a very special place for him in Heaven. He’ll be so happy to see his loved ones who’ve passed before him. Godspeed Greg. ❤️

Judy, Barb, and Bill Bailey
   Posted Thu June 20, 2019
We were saddened to learn of Greg's death. We have known him for many years through our association with Marshall-Starke, and as his former bowling coaches through Special Olympics. Our heartfelt condolences to his biological family, and to Andrea and Kent, who have loved him for many years.

Cindy Flagg
   Posted Fri June 21, 2019
So sorry to hear of this loss. Greg was a sweet man. He brought joy to those who knew him. I was always happy to see him at Quentin's shows and when they saw each other at Wendy's. Greg and Quentin were good friends. He will be missed by his family and friends.

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