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Michael Thomas Gregory

December 21, 1949 — March 9, 2024

Levittown

Michael Thomas Gregory

Michael Thomas Gregory, 74, of Levittown, PA, passed away peacefully on March 9th, 2024 surrounded by family, after a battle with cancer.

Mike was born on December 21, 1949. His parents Jules and Bernice Tischler were lifetime New Jersey residents where Mike
attended Verona High School. He was a quintessential “ Jersey Guy” spending summers at the shore , playing high school football and exploring New York City.

Mike went on to study Mathematics, first at NYU ,where he supported himself by driving a NYC taxicab. He would later entertain family with stories from these years. Mike developed a lifelong love of driving from these early days. He would always be the first to offer if someone needed a ride with his usual…”you know me…I am a driver” He later transferred to University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He was originally pre-med but discovered he excelled in his math classes and had a genuine love of the subject which would later become his career.
It was here, during his time in Amherst where Mike met MaryAnn, the love of his life for the next 50 years until her death in 2021. They married soon after they met and moved together to Clemson, SC. Mike went on to receive his Masters degree in statistics from Clemson University. He remained a Clemson football fan for life and you could find him in front of his television with his popcorn, Clemson hat and sweatshirt on every Saturday in fall since the 1970s. After his years at Clemson, Mike and his family returned to his childhood home of New Jersey. They made a home for many
years in Lawrenceville, NJ and later Levittown PA. This was the start of a 30+ year career at Health and Human Services in
Philadelphia as a Statistician. His work helped create the foundation for much of the modern hospital and nursing home accreditation and monitoring systems.

Together Mike and Mary Ann enjoyed many pursuits and one was rarely seen without the other. Mike was an avid and extremely talented woodworker. His family will cherish the many beautiful pieces he created. Mike and MaryAnn loved to go kayaking and biking together. They traveled often together in the Northeast and Canada as well as on the West coast. Mike’s most sincere passion, however, was spending time with his family and together with Mary Ann, they never missed a major event. From California to Michigan to Florida and many states in between, they were always the smiling faces in the crowd ready to offer a hearty cheer and a warm hug of congratulations. They cherished the time spent with their grandchildren, donning the full “team” gear at any sporting event. In the last few years, Mike also traveled extensively to visit some of the spots that he and Mary Ann loved so much and to study the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Mike and Mary Ann are survived by their two children Shawn Burke and Miah Harbaugh, as well as six grandchildren and three
great grandchildren. Mike was predeceased by his mother, Bernice Tischler, his father, Jules Tischler, and his loving wife, Mary Ann Gregory.
The family will hold private services later this spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Hospice & Palliative Care, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32257 or give online at Memorial Gift – Community Hospice Foundation The family is forever grateful for the care and compassion shown by the entire team at the Anne & Donald McGraw Center for Caring of Community Hospice both to Michael as well as his entire family in his final days.

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