Paul Standish Gregory
May 17, 1960 – January 6, 2019
From the very beginning, Paul had no fear and he was eager to find his way in the world. He had great love and respect for his parents and three siblings, Paula, Philip and Peggy, and fond memories of growing up in Las Vegas and taking long family trips in the summer.
As he grew, Paul became a highly-rated chess player and he enjoyed Math Club and Karate. He also developed a fantastic appreciation for classic science fiction books and an enormous variety of music and lyrics.
Paul was compassionate; he saw situations with impartiality and advocated for fairness and justice for all people. Such compassion was a bit surprising in a person who also liked to analyze most everything he encountered; Paul solved problems wherever he went.
By the time he graduated from Western High School in Las Vegas, Paul was ready to discover more. He attended Haverford College in Philadelphia where he received a degree in Geology with a computer science minor. He also played rugby, softball and volleyball.
Soon after college, he started his career in the Philadelphia area working for NewsNet, where he met Lisa, the love of his life. They soon married and shortly thereafter moved to California. Within a few years, they finally settled in Plano, Texas. Paul and Lisa loved great food, wine, and seeing the world together.
When they became parents to son Bradley and daughter Amanda, it brought even greater joy to their lives. They continued to travel as a family whenever they could. Paul loved being a Dad! He was always with his children for their activities, like volleyball, soccer, choir and band concerts and martial arts.
Paul was a wonderful role model and mentor. Paul achieved a 5th degree Black Belt and he became a very patient and dedicated Tae Kwon Do instructor.
While we wish there could have been more time with Paul, we are proud of his accomplishments and filled with joy that we got to have him in our lives.
Paul is survived by his wife: Lisa, children, Bradley and Amanda, sister: Paula Davidon (Alan), brother: Philip and (Donna) Gregory, sister Peggy Gregory and (Gordon Stubbs). His mother and father-in-law Jack and Evelyn Harrell. Dear friends: Mike and Jane Koenecke. He also leaves behind to cherish his memory many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many, many friends.
For those who would like to make a donation in Paul’s memory, please consider ALS-TDI. Friday, January 11th. A memorial service at 4 pm at Ted Dickey Funeral Home, 7990 President George Bush Turnpike, Dallas, TX 75252
- ALS Therapy Development Institute
- Memorial Service Friday, January 11, 2019
- Fellowship with Catered Reception Friday, January 11, 2019
Paul Standish Gregory
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January 11, 2019
Lisa, May God bless and comfort you and your family during this difficult period, please accept my heartfelt condolences.
January 10, 2019
My brother was forced to fight a battle he did not ask for nor did he deserve. He did so with the greatest courage and dignity. He will continue to bring me fond memories for as long as I am alive. He set an example of what it it means to be a man, a great father, and a husband, before, and after, he became ill.
Peace is now with you brother.
January 9, 2019
I’ll will always remember Paul & I sitting at a table in the shade in Disneyworld eating our ice cream cones and just talking . We would wait patiently while Lisa, Mike, and the kids rode the coasters and we would talk about anything & everything . Paul loved life and fought his hardest fight with dignity & grace. I feel so fortunate to have been able to share those moments with Paul and grateful to have him as my brother in law. He will be truly missed .