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this obituary was written by linda, love's dear friend.
Michael William Gregory (Nakaya Tekakwitha) was born in Washington, DC on February 28, 1950. His adoptive parents William Mathers and Gertrude Wesley Gregory raised him in Wheaton, Maryland. After a courageous battle with cancer Michael 61 years young peacefully passed at home surrounded by his son Ian, loving friends and devoted caretakers on Saturday November 12, 2011.
Michael’s son, Ian Gregory of Las Cruces, New Mexico and his sister, Suzanne Farmer of Philadelphia survives him. Michael’s parents and his former wife, Holly Gregory preceded him in death.
As were his wishes Michael will be cremated by the caring staff of La Paz Graham’s Funeral Home of Las Cruces. His remains will be taken and scattered into the Atlantic Ocean “where I came from”.
As anyone who ever crossed paths with Michael knew in his younger years his love for speed included fast cars, motorcycles and powerful boats. Later in life he developed a passion for technology and spent endless hours not only setting up his own audio, video and computer systems but also assisting others, some he never met in person, with their own systems and equipment.
Numerous people were empowered through Michael’s talents and skills to move into the age of technology and find pleasure in their own lives through these avenues.
Michael will be sorely missed for his great sense of humor, his many talents and his kindness to others.
There will be an informal Celebration of Life for Michael on Monday November 21, 2011 at 1130 Gardner in Las Cruces, New Mexico. In lieu of flowers donations would be appreciated and can be sent to Ian Gregory or Linda Kinstle at 1130 Gardner Avenue, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001.