Gregory John Wall

August 5, 1955March 6, 2019

Gregory John Wall, 63, died peacefully on Wednesday, March 5, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Greg will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by his wife of 25 years, Kathy (Tierney), daughter Alison, son John, dad Everett, the extended Tierney family, many friends made over his lifetime and neighbors in Edgewater. Preceding Greg in death are his mother Dolores and his brother Brian.

Greg was born August 5, 1955 and grew up in White Bear Lake Minnesota. He graduated from the great University of Minnesota (go Gophers), got an MBA from University of Bridgeport and achieved a successful career in medical sales.

Greg enjoyed every minute of his life. His greatest gift was his dry humor and sneaky wit that left anyone who ever had a conversation with him smiling or laughing. His favorite role was dad and he provided the right balance of love, fun, and teacher.

He was well-traveled, curious, adventuresome, athletic (skiing, skating, tennis, golf), artistic, and creative. In his spare time, he liked to work with his hands, was a talented “DIY” home improvement guy and leaves his family with treasured paintings, wonderful refinished furniture and a beautiful home and landscape.

Kathy, Alison and John are so very, very grateful for his love, humor, fun and his pragmatic, no-fuss approach to life. He leaves them “full up” for life.

Greg’s Celebration of Life: Friday, March 15, 2019 Visitation 4-9 pm at Drake & Son Funeral Home 5303 N. Western Avenue, Chicago

Saturday, March 16, 2019 11am Mass at St. Gertrudes 1420 W. Granville, Chicago Luncheon immediately follows at Uncommon Ground, 2 blocks north of the church.

Donations in lieu of flowers to St. Gertrude or Cancer Research Institute.


  • Memorial Visitation Friday, March 15, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, March 16, 2019

Gregory John Wall

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Patti McCarthy Kaiser

March 14, 2019

Dear Walls, Greg was always such a great addition to our family, growing up in W.B. and also at Leach Lake. Don loved the early morning fishing, and I Our dairy queen trips in the boat.
Growing up with Terry and Greg was always an adventure. We will miss him so much. Losing Greg and my Dad the same day was such a loss for us both, I truly love your family and hope to see you all soon.

Gail Clair

March 14, 2019

So sad to hear this news! Greg was an amazing colleague and although we haven’t worked together for a number of years now I remember his great sense of humor fondly. Prayers for his family...I’m sure he will be greatly missed.