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Deb Van Lenten Jagielow wrote on May 11, 2013 at 11:06 pm:
Prayers for peace and strength for you all.
Jon Reese wrote on May 11, 2013 at 11:04 pm:
I was fortunate enough to call Greg a friend. It just isn't fair that he's gone.
Katherine McKee Hamilton wrote on May 11, 2013 at 11:04 pm:
I'm very sorry to hear this. I only ever met Greg once or twice in passing, but I know an awful lot of people who will miss him. He was a great guy by all accounts.
Dennis Kelley wrote on May 11, 2013 at 11:03 pm:
R.I.P. Very sad news.
John Gremillion wrote on May 11, 2013 at 11:02 pm:
I will never forget what an awesome guy Greg was. He will be sorely missed.
Brian Tagtmeier wrote on May 11, 2013 at 11:02 pm:
Remember this. We don't lose the ones that we love. We simply find new ways to love them.
Cyrus Bharuca wrote on May 11, 2013 at 11:01 pm:
I am in shock. Thanks for sharing the news, Joe. I'm so sad to hear this.
Julie Berry wrote on May 11, 2013 at 10:36 pm:
Holding you in love, little sweetie. Holding you in love. Aunt Julie.
Cristina De Rienzo wrote on May 11, 2013 at 10:26 pm:
Melissa, I send you deep and heartfelt condolences. Greg's smile and spirit were contagious. Memories of beer bike, college night and just around Rice are flooding back. He was a special guy. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
Linda Eckholm wrote on May 11, 2013 at 10:05 pm:
Melissa, Greg brought joy into the lives of many, and it is clear from pictures that you and Ben did the same for him. I'm so very glad you two found each other. He will be terribly missed and remembered with nothing but fondness. Linda - a friend from college
Jon & LuAnn Kahle McElderry wrote on May 11, 2013 at 6:41 pm:
I am so sorry for your loss. I wish that we had had an opportunity to know all of you better, instead of seeing and hearing everything second hand through Jill & Bruce. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time Love, Lu & Jon
Amy Helm Moss wrote on May 11, 2013 at 6:09 pm:
Melissa, My heart and prayers are with you and your beautiful baby boy. Love, Amy
Jay Odell wrote on May 11, 2013 at 5:54 pm:
I was so fortunate to be a classmate and friend of Greg’s at Rice (Sid Rich ’90). To this day, I can hear the screams of “Kaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhn!!!!” when he would enter the commons or the Rice Pub or any room, for that matter. Being with Greg always brought joy to me and everyone else. I was always inspired to be happy when he was around. The world has lost a great person way too early. I just don’t have the right words to explain the confusion and disappointment in this. However, I do know that he touched many, many people in a very positive way, and we are all better off for having known Greg. All hail the might Kahn!!!! Jay Odell
Bill Burleson wrote on May 11, 2013 at 5:39 pm:
I'm so sorry to hear of Greg's passing, he was truly a shining light in our world. I fondly remember "The Mighty Kahn", his smile, his irrepressible sense of humor, and how he made the world around him better by just being in it. Bill
Gilbert Saldivar wrote on May 11, 2013 at 4:37 pm:
To the whole Kahn family, I am incapable of capturing the immensity of my anger and sorrow at this profound loss. Please know that he shared moving stories demonstrating his great love for each of you, and that my family and I will carry him in our hearts forever.
Daniel Cheyette wrote on May 11, 2013 at 3:59 pm:
I am very sorry for your loss. I am sure these posts will show the many lives Greg touched with his smile, laugh and humanity. We will all miss him, but will never forget him. Are thoughts are with you.
Katy Feibleman Miner wrote on May 11, 2013 at 3:54 pm:
I see Greg's brilliant smile in pictures of his son. I like to imagine Greg's beautiful spirit lives on there as well. Melissa, you are in our thoughts. My husband, John, and I were in Sid Rich with Greg, and were blessed to be his friends. The whole world is poorer for the loss of him.
George B. Murr wrote on May 11, 2013 at 3:20 pm:
Godspeed you on your precious journey, my friend and old Editor in Chief.
Keith Fulton wrote on May 11, 2013 at 2:27 pm:
I was in the Sid Rich class of '90 with Greg. He was a cool guy--helpful to everyone, friendly to everyone, a happy go lucky demeanor and an easy, winning smile that for some probably concealed his determined, thoughtful, serious side but didn't conceal it for me. Melissa, I know there are no words anyone can say to make you feel better, but please know that my family and I am very sorry for your and Benjamin's loss.
Kevin Gunthorpe wrote on May 11, 2013 at 1:58 pm:
This message is directed to Melissa, members of his family, and most especially, to his son, Benjamin. You will no doubt hear from the many people who knew Greg very well over the years. I am not one of those people. I am writing because I am sure that there are folks who, like me, knew him only tangentially but who were profoundly affected and inspired by him, even if he didn't know it. While Greg and I didn't really hang out much back in school, like virtually everyone else I know, I saw him as a brilliant, kind, congenial, and loveable guy. I reconnected with him on FB, and I enjoyed seeing pictures of his little boy pop up on his news feed. Like me, he had a child relatively late in life, and I felt a kinship with him (sadly, never expressed explicitly) because of that. I loved looking at those pictures, at that joy in his eyes, at the beautiful little boy who would one day be like his father. When I saw him with his son, I saw me. Having a child in the 40s brings with it a special kind of awareness not generally thought about by other parents, a nagging realization that there are no guarantees you will live to see your child reach adulthood. Greg's death makes that stark reality even more clear and makes his passing especially sad to me. I hope one day his son will come close to understanding what his dad meant not only to his friends and family, but to people like me with whom he only had casual contact. I never knew Greg well enough to discuss his family. I honestly don't know if his parents are still alive. If you are, you should know you did an amazing job raising your son. Though his life was too short, you should realize that his contributions are really yours. They are yours because he didn't become who he was without the love, values, and support you gave to him. He did not turn into the person he was by accident or coincidence, and I can tell you that I hope my son grows up to be just like him. Benjamin, you will someday read about the wonderful person your father was and about the great things he did when he was alive. You will not have the benefit of witnessing this directly, and you may have a hard time really grasping why he was so beloved and so respected by so many. But, Benjamin, all of that pales in comparison to you. You are no doubt his greatest achievement. You are the most important thing your father ever did.