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Gregory C. Bewley

Born: 1931     Died: 2017

Gregory C. Bewley

Gregory C. Bewley age 85. US Army Veteran Korean War. Beloved husband and best friend for 60 years to Katherine. Loving father of Gregory (Mary Lee), Timothy, Kevin (Linda), Mark (Debra), Michael, Kathleen (John) Thomas and Maureen (Larry) McMahon. Proud grandpa “Papa” of Jacob, Sarah, Kyle, Katlin, Daniel, Ava, Aidan, Frankie, Joey, Katie, Julia, Declan and the late Kevin. Great grandpa of Olivia, Zoey and Zack. Also loved by many nieces and nephews. Visitation Friday 2-9pm. Funeral Saturday 9:15 am from the Brady-Gill Funeral Home 16600 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park, to St. Damian Church. Mass 10:00am. In Lieu of flowers donation to St. Vincent DePaul Society of St. Damian Church 5250 W. 155th Street Oak Forest, IL 60452 appreciated. (708) 614-9900 or www.bradygill.com

Gregory (Greg) was the oldest of four children (Gregory, Donald, Patricia, Thomas) and last surviving member of the Cleveland Carl and Anne Bewley family. He enjoyed glee club and theater at Rhodes High School and subsequently served in the United States Army after graduation from August 1952 to July 1954. After eight weeks of Basic training at Camp Gordon, Georgia (Augusta), he was transferred to Fort Monmouth, New Jersey (Red Bank) for Signal Corp Training and was then assigned to 7th Army, 28th Infantry Division, Signal Company at Goppingen, Germany. Upon returning home to Cleveland, he met the love of his life Katherine Klika whom he married in 1956. While Katherine worked as a nurse, he attended the Ohio State University, graduating in 1959 with a Bachelor in Science degree, regarding himself a Buckeye ever since. He and Katherine nurtured their faith and marriage-life by making a Cursillo and, after having six children (Gregory, Timothy, Kevin, Mark, Michael, Kathleen), Greg accepted a transfer in 1970 from Reliance Electric to the Southwest suburbs of Chicago, where they had their seventh child (Maureen). It is here where he and Katherine joined Oak Forest's St. Damian parish where he's served the St. Vincent DePaul society and various ministries, including being a Eucharistic Minister, Lector, Cantor, Choir and Funeral choir member. He and Katherine's couple's mission statement "I Am for You", spread to others as he selflessly shared his talents with those around him and especially to those in need. In the 1970's, Greg and Katherine brought the Search for Christian Maturity program from Cleveland to the Archdiocese of Chicago; continuing to commit their lives to serving others. Through the support of his family, parish, and the Cursillo movement and his endless capacity of loving the Lord, he and Katherine taught teens and others to love themselves and see themselves as Christ does; guiding and mentoring thousands of teens to a deeper Christian Maturity. In 1985 he and Katherine traveled to Derry in Northern Ireland with dozens of teens and Spiritual Directors to put on a Search weekend. The Search program continues to this day throughout the U.S. and in Ireland.

Visitation:

Time:
April 21, 2017  2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:
Brady-Gill, Tinley Park   -   Map
Street:
16600 S. Oak Park Ave.
City:
Tinley Park
State:
IL
ZIP:
60477

Service:

Date:
April 22, 2017
Time:
Mass 10:00 am
Location:
St. Damian Church Oak Forest, IL

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Susan Drilling 04-22-2017 10:55

We extend our sincere sympathy on the death of your beloved father. He had a wonderful life, was blessed with beautiful children and a loving wife, and so many people who were inspired by his talents and goodness. We were blessed to have known him through my cousins, the Panek family. May Greg rest in peace. Love and prayers, Chris and Susan

 
 
Sean Waldren, Sr. 04-21-2017 04:45

Forever in our hearts. Rest easy Mr.B and watch over the flock you helped create. Keep smiling down on us like rays of sunshine on our darkest days. We'll all miss you.

 
 
Lorie Simmons 04-19-2017 19:03

I met your father / father-in-law once, Kathy and John, and remember well his radiant warmth and enthusiasm. He is surely leaving a momentous gap in your lives! Michael and I send out prayers for the consolation of your family and prayers of thanksgiving for the life of this generous and energetic good man.
Lorie

 
 
Mark & Lynne Carman 04-19-2017 18:55

We are sorry for your loss of the Father, Husband of a great family.

 
 
William Johnson 04-19-2017 14:49

We are so sorry for your loss.A real saint and American.

 
 
Al Poronsky 04-19-2017 14:47

I am sorry for your loss
Your Father, Husband was a Good Man, one of God's honorable and worthy servants.

I know he will be missed.

I will pray for you

 
 
Ron Gregorio 04-19-2017 13:30

Greg,the colors are more beautiful because you are with Our Savior,Jesus... ..DeColores...R on Gregorio

 
 
Patricia Hoffmann 04-17-2017 19:23

I am so sorry for your loss. Wonderful memories of a great man.

 
 
Jeanne Lazzarotto 04-17-2017 15:08

My heart is breaking for your loss.
My prayer for you:
May God's love wrap and enfold you, embrace you, and guide you, and bring you comfort. Amen.
I will continue to hold you all in my thoughts and prayers.

 

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