Gregory Scott Pulfer
December 11, 1959 – December 12, 2019
Gregory Scott Pulfer was born on December 11, 1959 in Detroit, Michigan. He passed away on December 12, 2019 following a brief illness, at the age of 60. He was the son of the late Richard A. Pulfer and late Phyllis J. Pulfer (Hill), and brother of the late Jeffrey A. Pulfer. He leaves behind his sisters, Terri Hill and Susan Bozkurtian, several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, his many friends, housemates, and caregivers.
Gregory had a full life, marked by his resilience and positive attitude. At age 18 he suffered a traumatic brain injury from a car accident that left him initially without speech, memory, the ability to eat, or walk. Gregory was able to achieve a remarkable recovery due to his incredibly strong will and hard work, with the help of his family and many medical personnel. He remained grateful for all the expertise and attention he received during his years of recovery.
Gregory was very proud to be able to graduate from Bethlehem Central High School in Delmar, NY following his recovery from his accident and was able to enjoy a fulfilling work-life in various industries. Most recently he retired following 14 years of employment at Stop and Shop in Hyannis, Massachusetts. Gregory was a beloved resident of the Community Support Associates group home in Hyannis, Massachusetts for the past 15 years, where he is remembered fondly for his Positive Mental Attitude and incredible kindness to others. Greg is described by friends as a ”kind and gentle soul”, a happy jokester and lover of people, whose “joyous engagement” with others was his greatest quality. He was always ready with an “infectious smile” and “easy manner” that he shared with all around him. Gregory’s “fortitude and patience” not only benefited himself, but others around him, as he loved sharing his knowledge of golf and readings with others in his life. He loved staying active and had a wide variety of interests, including golfing, swimming, bowling, reading, music, church and spending time with friends. Gregory was a lifelong fan of the Detroit Tigers baseball team and wore his Tiger gear proudly throughout the years.
Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of his life to be held on January 11, 2020 at the Presbyterian Church of Cape Cod, 2391 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable, Massachusetts at 12:30. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Presbyterian Church of Cape Cod or the Cape Symphony of Hyannis, Massachusetts.
Gregory Scott Pulfer
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January 10, 2020
Gregory is deeply missed by all of us at CSA. He was always earnestly seeking to be helpful to others. Gregory loved to read and share ideas. He was an avid golfer and we had many happy memories at the driving range. He was proud of his woodworking projects and kept a sentimental golf putter which was mounted on a wooden plaque in his bedroom. Gregory enjoyed a great playful imagination. In his creative writing he developed a utopian world called Northrompop. In such a world there was no war, no discrimination or social injustice. He was inspired by positive mental attitude ...PMA.... and when he quit smoking he wished to motivate others in positive thinking. Gregory worked very hard at any job he assumed, he was very serious in his work ethic and customer service efforts mattered most to him. Gregory was very sentimental and he would often wish to introduce others to share in his love of liver and onions or Verners his favorite soda. Gregory participated in so many activities it is hard to speak of all the fun he had, he worked many years at Stop and Shop and he sailed in the adaptive sailing program, went swimming with his aqua jogger, was on stage in theater production, fitness training with cyndy, golf, golf and golf, symphony and jazz, shooting hoops at the rec center...and every Sunday he looked forward to attending the sermons by Pastor Labelle at Church, most recently he had joined the HAC day program and loved all the friendships there. Above all else Gregory enjoyed just being with people in his exhuberant effervescent extroversion.
Community Support Associates
January 7, 2020
It was an absolute pleasure to know Gregory and to have him as a beloved part of our residential program at CSA, Inc. As I reflect, I can't help but think how he lived his life a lot like his favorite genre of music, jazz. He was always improvising as life threw him challenges, sometimes taking off on an unexpected solo and sometimes jumping in freestyle to collaborate with others... but always a part of something bigger than himself that reached people far and wide who took the time to listen and appreciate his unique artful, style. His PMA and jovial nature were indeed infectious, and I completely understood his very mid-western (and awesome) sense of humor. We all miss Gregory very much, but he will never be forgotten and has made an undeniable impact on everyone who has had the privilege of knowing him. At CSA, we send our condolences to Gregory's family, friends and our staff who worked closely with Gregory day in and day out to give him a great quality of life.
January 7, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Gregory's passing. I was fortunate to meet Gregory at the golf course I manage in Sandwich. He and his friend Tom would golf every Monday and talking with him always was a bright spot in my day. He was an exceptional golfer and just a great person. We will miss seeing him.
January 6, 2020
So sorry to hear of Greg's passing. I enjoyed working with Gregory for the past few years in the Spaulding Golf program. His commitment and passion for golf was crystal clear. His sense of humor and presence will be very missed......
January 3, 2020
So sorry to hear of Gregory's passing. I remember him always telling everyone within an earshot that P.M.A (positive mental attitude) can solve all problems. He was so right about that phrase. My condolences to all who were privileged to know Gregory.
December 17, 2019
I have known Gregory for many years, both from grocery shopping at Stop & Shop, and working at Hyannis Public Library. Whether an encounter with Gregory took place in person or by phone, I would always be smiling and chuckling. Gregory would always make my day a little better.
December 17, 2019
I am sorry for the loss of Gregory. He was part of my CSA family community. My memories of him are how he was always full of jokes. He had an imagination. Some things he used to speak about was Northrompop, golf, liver and onions. He was a Detroit Tigers fan. Gregory was never shy.
He worked at the same Stop and Shop I worked at for many years.
Gregory was in the Theater Group with me Cape Cod Can. He talked about Martin Luther King and Justice.
My deepest sympathies,
December 16, 2019
I knew Gregory from working with him at Stop and Shop and when he came into Hyannis Library. He was always so happy and positive about life. I will remember his wonderful smile and uplifting ways, and I will miss him so much. My thoughts and prayers are with all his friends and family.