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Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park & Funeral Home

2853 Sunset Point RD, Clearwater, FL

OBITUARY

Gregory Mark Henchar

January 22, 1960March 9, 2017
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Henchar, Gregory Mark, 57, of Largo, entered into eternal rest after a valiant battle with leukemia, and the thought of Trump being president for the next 4 years. Greg was born January 22, 1960 to the late Ferdinand A. and Mary (Berko) Henchar in Pittsburgh, PA. Greg is survived by his life partner, of 28 years, Victor Lopez. furbabies; Mija, Gaby, and Sadee. Greg is also survived by his adopted family, Mother; Guadalupe Lopez, brothers; Hector Lopez Jr., Ruben Lopez, Jessie Lopez, and Steve Lopez, sister; Olimpia Carpenter. He is also survived by his sister; Judith (Frank) Conners, brothers; Frederick (Pam) Henchar and Wayne (Sandy) Henchar, and many nieces and nephews. Greg was proceeded in death by his parents and father-in-law; Hector Lopez Sr. Greg met the love of his life, Victor, while Victor was stationed in Norfolk, VA with the Navy. Greg would have to stay back while Victor was transferred to Saudi Arabia for 5 months. Greg had many passions in life, but none like he did for the 4 legged fur babies. Greg was an activist for many pet rescue groups. He was surely met at the Rainbow Bridge by his dogs Bambi, Fergie (Dutchess of Baltimore), Lucy, Dharma, and Teca. Those who knew Greg, knew Greg had a love of life. Greg was always there to be the voice of those who could not speak for themselves. Greg and Victor were the creators and owners of Gay Safe Haven GSHRadio and Rainbow411.com. He was a pillar of the LGBT community and gained respect of everyone who met him. He will missed by everyone who knew him. A Celebration of Greg's Life will be April 23, 2017 at the Flamingo Resort in St. Petersburg. To honor our dear friend, be the love you want to find in the world. Pay it forward! Until we meet again Blanche! Memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia Research Foundation 1914 Waukegan Road Suite 105 Northfield, IL 60093

Services

  • Celebration of Life

    Sunday, April 23, 2017

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Gregory Mark Henchar

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Sheri Rafferty

May 3, 2017

My sweet friend Greg you were so special and positive I was lucky to have met you and call you my friend. You were one of the most positive people I ever met. I'm so sorry I just saw this today I wish I could have been to your memorial. Victor is wonderful I will pray for him for strength. RIP my sweet friend love you.....

Joanne Gajentan

March 20, 2017

Dear Victor,
We learned about Greg from Liz. Tom and I were shocked. We have been thru so much as you all have. I remember when we met at Moffitt prior to the stem cell transplant when we realized we were neighbors. No words can express our sorrow. It certainly was/is a roller coaster ride and we all kept a positive mind set. Our hope is that you will find comfort remembering fond memories. We are heart-broken. Please know that we think of you and hope that you will take care of yourself. You are important and loved by many.

Candy Sulzer

March 16, 2017

Peace, love & much respect dear Greg. You will be missed by all. Victor my condolances honey. You both fought a good fight. I am so sad for you. Take comfort knowing you/we would not hv this pain in our hearts had Greg not touched ea of us in his unique genuine & loving way. May his bright light always shine within us. God bless you.

Augie Pfeiffer

March 15, 2017

I was so very sorry to hear that Greg has passed away. I had no idea he was so sick. We first met in Pittsburgh when I went to work at RHD and was welcomed by that wonderful smile and laugh that Greg had. To be honest I was scared to death someone would find out I was gay and lived with a man...OMG not acceptable unless you knew Greg. He figured it all out in a minute and took me to lunch so we could "talk". RHD transferred me to Las Vegas in 1989 and Greg had transferred to Florida. We didn't talk often enough then who knew that many years later we would both win the RHD "Presidents Award" and go to Puerto Rico. That is where Howard and I got to meet Victor. The 4 of us had the most wonderful time together and I will never forget that week. Greg please give Howard a kiss for me as I am sure he was there to hug you when you arrived. Victor you have my deepest sympathy, prayers and deepest respect. I know how much you loved each other, please find comfort knowing he is looking down on all of us with that beautiful smile.

Ginger Dill

March 15, 2017

Victor, Dee and I are so sorry to hear about Greg's passing. It was so nice meeting both of you at Hope Lodge. Our group there had a special bond and Greg will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this difficult time. Dee and Ginger Dill

Cathy Greaves Spurgeon

March 13, 2017

Greg it was a pleasure meeting you a few years back at the Aids walk. You will be missed very much and you was loved by so many. You are not in any pain anymore, may you RIP and one day we will see each other again and look over Victor

Gina Rossi

March 13, 2017

Victor, you are are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jackie Jones

March 13, 2017

Jackie Jones

March 13, 2017

I will miss you more than I can convey in words. Every time I walk in "your" room in my house now the first thing I see is the little lamp you HAD to have and it makes me smile. XXOO Until we meet again! Look for Patrick..I'm sure he's up there waiting for you.

Anjila Cavalier

March 13, 2017

Your Love an dedication to the LGBTQ community was unrivaled. You will be missed by us all . No more pain my angel now fly .

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