Age 57 of Springfield, Illinois, and formerly of Pontiac and Dwight, Illinois, died Friday morning, August 26, 2022, at his home following a battle with cancer.
Born August 11, 1965, Gregory was a son of Patrick A. Kelleher Sr. and Sharon Eaton (née Meredith).
Greg will most be remembered for his love of family; spending time and traveling with his children; and never missing one of the kids' events, whether it be sporting events, scholastic bowl meets, or band performances. He was a huge Chicago sports fan, especially of the Bears, which he was blessed to attend several Bears/Packers games with his son Joel. In addition to family, Greg also enjoyed being with friends; participating in euchre and spades tournaments; playing chess with Joel; and eating at The Whistle Stop Café in Diamond.
Greg was a great man, a loving and supportive father, and he was generous to everyone who was fortunate enough to know and love him.
Survivors include three children: Alexandra (Elijah Grigsby) Kelleher of Springfield, Illinois, Gregory “Joel” Kelleher of Chicago, Illinois, and Alicia LaRouech of DeKalb, Illinois; four grandcats: Katniss, Pearl, Tubbs, and Juno; five siblings: Martha (Valentino) Salinas, Patrick “Andy” (Tracy) Kelleher Jr., Bernie (Tammy Jameson) Kelleher, and Sherry (Tom) Leonard all of Dwight, Illinois, and Angela Kelleher of Braidwood, Illinois; step-mother Sue Kelleher of Braidwood, Illinois; 13 nieces, 8 nephews, 15 great-nieces and nephews, and special friends: Tiffany LaRouech of Coal City, Illinois, Jacob Mueller of Springfield, Illinois, and the Sharer/LaRouech family of Dwight, Illinois, and Coal City, Illinois.
Greg was preceded in death by his parents.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.
Preferred memorials in Greg’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, American Cancer Society, or to Malala Fund.
Family and friends are encouraged to sign the guest book, upload photographs, and share Greg’s memorial page online through social media www.ReevesFuneral.com.
Cremation services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City. (815-634-2125)