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Gregory ‘Greg’ Reszka, 66, 9/11 survivor who assisted 75 others to safety

Gregory ‘Greg’ Reszka

LELAND — Gregory “Greg” Reszka, 66, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. Greg was the son of Klemens and Bronislawa Reszka born in Bydgoszcz, Poland. He came to the United States as a child and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Architecture and Business. He started his career in New York City with an engineering firm and he went on from there to work for The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for 28 years, holding many titles, until retiring as the assistant director for PATH in the Capital Project Management Division. Many people do not know that Greg was a 9/11 survivor, who received a medal for bravery helping to save the lives of 75 people on that day.

He and his wife then moved to North Carolina to a house that he built. Greg was an avid sports fan, whether it was watching professional teams like the Giants, his hockey team the Devils, and above all, his son’s games. Greg loved sports so much that he volunteered as a soccer coach and referee coordinator.

Greg loved traveling as often as he could, especially cruising. He was an avid card player and took up pickle ball and golf when he retired to Brunswick Forest. He loved his new group of friends and enjoyed organizing birthday luncheons and evening card games. His greatest love was always his wife and son and spending as much time as possible with them.

He was an amazing man with many talents and a contagious smile. He could fix just about anything. While the void he left can never be filled, the memories are priceless.

Surviving Greg are his wife of 39 years, Catherine; and son, Michael.

Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 7, at Andrews Mortuary & Crematory.

Share online condolences with the family at Andrews Mortuary & Crematory.

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