Pat was a teacher at heart. Whether he was coaching a ball team, helping solve a computer problem, or playing with his grandchildren, he could make reluctant learners smile and try just a little harder.
Hundreds of stricken Islanders, and especially West Tisbury residents whose civic debates Pat Gregory moderated for 23 years, gathered on Wednesday afternoon at the Ag Hall to come to grips with Mr. Gregory’s death at the hands of a murderous robber in California. Husband, father, grandfather, teacher, businessman, friend, genial, optimistic, and modest, Pat — everyone […]
Lieutenant Yvette Borden, a spokesman for the Tehama County (California) Sheriff’s Office, said yesterday that there are no new leads in the investigation into the robbery and murder of Francis “Pat” Gregory. Late Friday morning, on May 16, Mr. Gregory, 69, and his hiking companion, a 76-year-old male friend from the small nearby town of […]
A memorial service and celebration of the life of Pat Gregory, who was robbed and murdered while hiking in California on May 16, will be at 4 pm, Wednesday, May 28, at the Ag Hall in West Tisbury. There will be a potluck gathering following the Wednesday service. Attendees are asked to bring a dish. […]
Pat Gregory’s individual acts of kindness, the range of his interests, his sacrifices to the public exercise of citizenship, and his grace and humility made him of our community in a unique way. Ever the teacher, Pat’s legacy is not the hole that his death has left behind, it’s the caring friend and neighbor he’s shown we each can be.
To the Editor: The Tehama County Sheriff’s office is offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the capture of the man who murdered Pat Gregory. They accept donations to the reward fund. If you want to add to the reward for the capture of Pat’s murderer, send a check to Tehama County Sheriff’s Office, Secret […]
To the Editor: Although I never met Pat Gregory, I am profoundly saddened by his shocking and senseless murder. He represented the highest values of the Martha’s Vineyard community. My heartfelt condolences especially to his family and friends, and also to Vineyarders who, like me, didn’t know him but will feel the loss of his […]
Updated 6pm, Saturday The Gregory Family invites young and old to join them in a memorial service and celebration of Pat Gregory’s life at 4 pm, Wednesday, May 28, at the Ag Hall in West Tisbury. There will be a potluck gathering following the Wednesday service. Attendees are asked to bring a dish.
Mockingbirds don’t do one thing except make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corn cribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.
Updated 10 am, Thursday, May 22 to reflect increased award amount. The Tehama County (California) Sheriff’’s Office has released the composite sketch above of a suspect in the robbery and shooting of F. Patrick Gregory. Police stressed that the artist rendition depicted here is an 80% likeness to the suspect. Late Friday morning, Mr. Gregory, […]