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Melissa, Benjamin and the Kahn family, The thoughts and prayers of the Murray family of Melbourne, Australia are with you now and forever. We didn't know Greg but we know what a great guy he is. Simon and Naomi Murray
Greg was a wonderful friend to my two older sons, both in good times and bad. He stopped at our house almost every morning before school, even though it was slightly out of his way. He was a regular participant in the Strat-o-matic Baseball games that took place in our basement, and came to Long Island with us one summer to continue the marathon games. When my husband died in 1987, Greg flew back to Bethesda from college in Texas to be here for Mike and Jon, making a difficult time a little bit easier. I could never have imagined that we would be trying to ease the pain for his family one day. And even though it was my sons who brought him to our house, I also considered him a friend. He was fun and interesting to talk to, and always seemed to have a smile. I was happy to let him stay with us one summer after his parents moved away from Bethesda. Although I never met Melissa or Benjamin, I hope that they know how many people were touched by Greg. I am terribly sorry for their loss. Like many others, I will miss him.
Melissa, Last Friday afternoon, I was on the way downtown, and I called Amy Moss to discuss a legal issue. She had just learned of your loss from Michelle Mellon-Werch. My heart literally broke in half. I wish with all my heart that words could speed the healing from grief and mend the pain your heart must be feeling. Yet, I know that words fall short. I can only hope that, through these words, you will learn that you and your little boy have been (and will continue to be) in my heart and prayers. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you. Meanwhile, I send you my love and pray for God to heal your loss through His strength and love. Dulcie
Melissa, I have enjoyed seeing the pictures of the wonderful adventures you and Greg and Benjamin were having in Singapore. I am so very sorry for this shocking loss and hope that the many memories others are sharing with you give you some measure of comfort. You and Benjamin and Greg's family are in my thoughts. Take care.
To Greg's Family, When I think about Greg at Rice, I remember his all around positive presence and hearing and cheering "Kaaaaaaaahn!" in the Sid commons. More recently I've enjoyed seeing glimpses of his family and his interesting and often humorous comments on Facebook. If Greg posted a link to something, it was always something worth reading. I am so sad and sorry for your loss. I just can't believe this has happened. Sarah Sid Rich 91
Hi Greg, writing here hoping you will somehow receive this message. I miss you, i hardly realize there won't be any more play dates with the kids, and you laughing and joking while holding Benjamin. And i still miss that Long Island we planned to have for more than a year. Be well wherever you are. Nicolas
I am one of Greg's colleage at Verizon legal team in Asia. I am not very good at expressing my feeling in the English langauge but wanted to convey my message to Greg's family that I will never forget him and my thoughts are with you forever.
So terribly sad. Heartfelt condolences to Melissa and Benjamin. Reading through the comments and stories here reveals that everyone knew the same Greg, no matter how well or little they knew him or how long ago. He was one of most genuine, nicest, friedliest and fun people I have ever known. We were friend at Whitman HS, on the paper together. Only kept in sproradic touch since then, and almost none at all since his move to Asia-- which I now so regret. Did look through my emails for memories of him: We went to a Springsteen concert in DC in 2007, right after he and Melissa got engaged. It was, of course, just like old times. Greg's email the next day included the following: "the last 20 years have only made us better at dancing, singing, and fist pumping." Another email from a couple years earlier concerned an MTV reality show about a high school paper. Here was Greg's take: MTV's The Paper > Black & White in the 1980s: > * hotbed of intrigue and sexual tension > * kissing teens > * violent arguments > * pool parties > Yep, seems like MTV nailed it again . . . . We'll miss you terribly Greg.
The Kahn holiday letter of 2012 was radiant with smiling faces.Gregs great smile was memorable.We knew Greg when he was a young boy and that smile was there then too.Our hearts are broken for all of you and we send you our love and synpathy.Priscilla and Charles Sage
Dear Melissa & Benjamin I am Sue's assistant at the Hutchinson Center and even though you do not know me well...I can say that I have grown to know you and your family very well through Sue's sharing of photos, videos and stories. I've had the privileged of following your journey of your pregnancy and the incredible joy Sue gets from watching Benjamin grow. I have heard what an incredible person Greg is and it is my loss that I never got to meet him. I wanted to extend my sincere sorrow for both of you and your incredible loss. Hugging arms are stretching from Maine to both of you.
I worked with Greg in the F&J days. We started on the same day and my life was never the same again. Greg was one of the warmest and funniest people I have ever had the pleasure to know. His storytelling skills were unmatched. He will be missed by so many. My heart goes out to Melissa, Benjamin, and the rest of Greg’s family as they deal with this terrible loss. I remain, Speechless Meredith
To Greg's family, I worked with Greg at MCI in 2005/2006. He and I kept in touch via Facebook, and Ben and my daughter are one month apart. He had an appreciation for the finer things, and by finer things I mean Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He was one of the funniest people I have ever known and the world suffers for his departure. Deepest condolences to you all. Best, Amy Much (Cavero)
Greg always has a smile for everyone in the SG office and this is so true in all the projects that we have worked together. I will always remember him as the cheerful and bubbly legal counsel. Going to miss having that big grin and smiling face in the office. Rest in peace, Greg. Prayers to the family during this difficult time.
Blessings and Peace ... we were all blessed to have had a piece of Greg in our lives. Funny, caring and devoted. Thank you Greg for being a part of my life
Dear Greg's family, I have great memories of Greg to be a funny, happy and always willing to help and always smiling, he will be always be remembered in my heart. Sending my condolesences to Greg's family and to Melissa and son. Love Jennifer verizon hk office.
I am saddened to hear about Greg's untimely passing. At Sid Rich, sports (participating in and viewing), bonded many of us. I think Greg and I had a running Redskins/Giants feud going. I offer my condolences to his family and his many Sid friends. Rest in peace, Mr. Kahn. Phil Hall Sid Rich '88
To Greg's family, my deepest condolences. You are all in my thoughts. I was thinking today about when we interviewed Greg to join us in MCI Consumer Legal. The thought just made me smile. I just remember his infectious laugh and endearing personality. Not surprisingly, we were unanimous in agreeing to add him to the team. And what a wonderful several years we had. Including the running "when are we going to meet Melissa? Does she really exist?" Schtick we constantly tormented him with. Greg's death Is such a loss to all who loved him. I'm just so glad Greg got to be a Dad. I've never seen anybody who loved kids as much as Greg did. Benjamin, know that your existence completed his life. Melissa and family, add my love for Greg to the rest of his fan club. He will be so very missed. XOXO and a great big Greg hug. Peace - Meg
I want to express my family's heart felt condolences to Greg's family. As a colleague of Greg's at Verizon, I heard great things about him and can say that he leaves a legacy of professional respect at Verizon. I pray that the memories of his life will bring smiles to the faces of his family and help you to endure his passing. God Bless.
I met Greg through Anita Bose many many years ago when we were all freshmen in college and I was spending thanksgiving with Anita's family. It says a lot about Greg that of all Anita's friends, he is the only one I remember and asked after .. and it was only yesterday that Anita was regaling me with stories of meeting up with Greg in London ... my condolences to Greg's family and friends ...
Greg was a college friend and shared an apartment with me during my first year of law school. He's someone who just radiated fullness of life, and it's so hard to imagine him gone. I hadn't seen Greg in a long time, but I'd been enjoying the pictures he posted on Facebook and delighting in his obvious joy at family life. Greg was a couple of years ahead of me in law school and encouraged me to intern with Judge Rose Spector, where he had his first job out of law school. I followed in Greg's footsteps and eventually worked for Judge Spector as well--it was a great experience and led to wonderful and life-changing opportunities for me. So I consider Greg to have had a very positive influence on my legal career. What a sad thing it is to lose Greg so young. While there is nothing to say to make this any better for you, please know that you are not alone in your grief.