Gregory F. Stock, Jr. (Gregg)

Gregory F. Stock, Jr. (Gregg), 62, Merriam, KS, passed away from leukemia June 17, 2011, at the K.C. Hospice House.  Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, June 24, at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Roeland Park, Ks. Visitation will start at 10 a.m.

Mr. Stock was born April 29, 1949, in K.C., Mo. Gregg received a B.A. from K.U. in 1973, and did graduate work at Leningrad State, U.S.S.R., and at the Univ. of Wash. In Russian Language and Literature.  He completed most of an M.A. in Religious Studies from K.U. in 1980-82, then finished his B.A. in Math Education at U.M.K.C. in 1991. He was later certified in special education.

Gregg spent his life in the caring   professions, first working as an administrator for ECKAN in Lawrence, then as a social worker for SRS in K.C., Ks. After starting his career at Lincoln College Preparatory Academy in K.C., Mo., he later taught math and special education at several public and private schools throughout the area. His final years were spent subbing for the Shawnee Mission Schools and working as a rural postal carrier at Monticello.

Lover of imported tea, coffee, and ale, aficionado of science and science fiction, parachutist and poet, linguist and theologian, genealogist and historian, punster and wit, explorer and family man, Gregg sampled life until the end.

Gregg was preceded in death by his father Gregg F. Stock, Sr., and his brother Peter. Survivors include his wife Jane E., his sons Benjamin D. and Michael A. Stock, his mother Sarah S. Stock, sister Heidi S. Mixson, and five nieces, five nephews, four great-nephews, and a great-niece.

Contributions may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.


  1. Sharyl Kennedy on June 23, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    While Greg worked at Horizon Academy he was greatly admired by all he touched, especially the students. When he had to leave for extended therapy, he gave each student a special meaningful item from his personal belongings. I bet each student still treasures that item and the memories of their time with Greg.

    Horizon Academy shares in the sorrow of the passing of Greg.

  2. Alice Jenkins on June 30, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    I am truly sorry for your loss. Please let me know if there is anything I might do to ease your pain during this difficult time.


  3. Ray and Joan Daniels on June 30, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Jane, we are sorry to hear this. You and Gregg have gone through so much pain in the last few years and I know your support was comforting to him. I’ll look for the article in the Star this weekend.

  4. Harriet Bigham on June 30, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss;while I never met Greg, I have heard he was so smart and so interesting; I am sorry I never met him.take care Jane-
    Harriet Bigham

  5. Marcus Dowty on July 1, 2011 at 2:42 pm


    May your memories of Gregg grow stronger as your pain fades.


  6. Barbara Shaw on July 2, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Jane, You have had so many good years that will balance out the painful years, the treatments, the dashed hopes, battles with District insurance. I am so sorry to hear that Gregg is gone. I know you will miss him terribly, but time does leave the difficult memories behind. My thoughts are with you as you and your family heal. I look forward to the tribute in the Star.

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