Gordon F. McGregor

Gordon F. “Gordy” McGregor – 69 – formerly of Canisteo, died early Saturday morning (October 3, 2020) at Elderwood at Hornell Nursing Facility, where he resided for the past two years.

Born in North Hornell, NY on May 24, 1951, he was the son of Robert & Alice (Shull) McGregor.

Gordy grew up in Hornell and was a graduate of Hornell High School (class of 1970).  Following high school graduation, he joined the US Army National Guard and was active duty during the flood of 1972.

In the 1970’s, Gordy was employed by Elmhurst Dairy as a milkman, delivering milk & dairy products to area homes.  From 1979 – 1992 he worked for Monroe Tree as an Arborist, trimming, cutting & pruning trees.

During the 1980’s, Gordy re-joined the National Guard and served as a cook in Hornell.  From 1993-2010 he served full-time with the National Guard at their Rochester facility and was active duty stateside during “Operation Enduring Freedom” from 2005-2006.  He retired in 2010.

Gordy enjoyed watching sporting events on Television and was an avid Buffalo Sabres fan.   His greatest joy, however, was simply spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He was married on April 28, 1973 to the former Cynthia “Cindy” Hadley who died March 8, 2014.

Surviving are his son, Seth (Jenny Stephens) McGregor of Hornell; his daughter, Kristen (William) Lain of Canisteo; his sister, Irene Hendy of Webster, NY; 5 grandchildren, Shelby Derek, Morgan McGregor, Aaron Lain, Abigail Lain and Mallory Lain; 1 great-granddaughter, Harper Ockenden; several nieces & nephews.

At Gordy’s request there will be no calling hours.  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.

Gordy’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to Bath VA Medical Center (Activities Fund), 76 Veterans Ave., Bath, NY 14810 or to any AMVETS organization.

2 Responses to “Gordon F. McGregor”

  1. Steve Skoda says:

    Fond memories working with Gordy in the National Guard. When we deployed to Ft Bragg early in the war-on-terror. Gordy was the quintessential definition of Army Supply operators. With a can of coffee and a sleeve of cookies in hand, he’d banter and chat with the Army supply collection point staff and talk them out of a pallet of office computers, multiple maple topped parachute rigger’s tables for our maintenance shop work benches and needed tools and supplies to maintain our helicopters. Our mission succeeded in large part to Gordy’s endless efforts to ensure we were resourced. A lifelong Brother in Arms – God Bless you Gordy. My sympathies to his family, he is remembered and cherished.

  2. Matthew Koehler says:

    My deepest sympathies go out to Gordy’s family. Gordy was a friend, a humbled man, and the best Army cook I knew. I will miss the Salvatore lunches we shared in the supply room at AASF#2. During Operation Noble Eagle, Gordy served selflessly and placed the needs of the 249th Medevac and the US Army before his own. Gordy will always be a man of honor.

    Rest in peace and Godspeed my friend.