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Gregory McIlwain

Gregory L. "Greg" McIlwain

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020
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Obituary

Gregory “Greg” McIlwain moved on from our world to find peace on April 23, 2020. He was at home in Corning, NY with the loving company of his family, his wife, Kerry, directly at his side. He was born on October 27, 1948 to his late parents Frederick McIlwain and Margaret Falconer.

Many fondly remember Greg by his time as a chef, working at the Lodge on the Green in Painted Post, NY and other beloved locations in the area. His eldest son, Gerard, worked beside him at times, learning from his dad and carrying on his legacy for years to come. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and many other outdoor activities with his youngest son, Brian. He enjoyed spending time with his family, above all, and would spend every day he could outside. Greg poured his heart into his and his wife, Kerry’s, garden, loved to grill (rain or shine), and enjoyed fishing and taking his two-person boat out on the lake. Not a day passed without him filling the lives around him with his good spirit, sense of humor, and ensuring that his loved ones and household was taken care of in every way he could.

Greg is survived by his wife of 50 years, Kerry (Marshall) McIlwain, married November 28, 1969, and their sons, Gerard (Brenda) McIlwain of Painted Post, NY and Brian McIlwain of Corning, NY. He is also survived by his nine siblings: Freddy (Jessie) McIlwain of Mississippi, Roger McIlwain of Campbell, NY, Sharon (Rob) Sabatini of Corning, NY, Maynard Hazen of North Carolina, Eugene (Cindy) McIlwain of Painted Post, NY, Manley McIlwain of Tioga, PA, Kathy Cardinale of Corning, NY, Peter (Heidi) McIlwain of Campbell, NY, and MaryEllen (Lyle) Bilby of Campbell, NY.

Greg was deeply loved and admired by his granddaughters, Elizabeth McIlwain and Kaitlynn McIlwain, grandsons, Patrick Fuller, Ryan Fuller, and Blake McIlwain, and great grandchildren, Link Fuller and Myra Fuller.

A celebration of life gathering will take place in the near future, date to be determined based on current worldwide health precautions. In lieu of flowers or other tangible sentiments, donations can be made in Greg’s name online to the Guthrie Cancer Care Fund at https://www.guthrie.org/giving-online-guthrie (please designate as “Cancer Care Fund”) or to the American Cancer Society at https://www.cancer.org/involved/donate/memorial-giving.html.

Kind words or fond memories of Greg can be offered to his family at www.PhillipsFuneralHome.com
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Jennifer Thompson

Posted at 05:50pm
My dear sweet Greg, I am so thankful all the memories I have of you. I still remember when we meet. I remember mom not being one of your favorite fans when you started dating Kerry all those years ago. How fast the years have gone. I'm not sure I can find the house with out the white bag on the mailbox now. Love you and will miss you forever. I promise we will all watch over Kerry and the boys. No more pain now Rest In Peace. Jennifer
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Elizabeth McIlwain

Posted at 05:18pm
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Jeanette Whittaker

Posted at 01:51pm
Kerry, please accept my deepest sympathy from my family to yours.
 
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Michele boris Posted at 08:41pm

Dear Brian, We're so sorry for the loss of your dad. Sincerely, Jim and Michele Boris
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