Connor Joseph Gregg, 10, of Mechanicsburg, passed away Sunday, August 18, 2019 in his home surrounded by his family.
He was born October 20, 2008 to Nina Gregg and Jeff Gregg. Connor inspired so many with his strength, as he fought his battle with Muscular Dystrophy. He was loved by tons and was famous in his own words. Connor loved SYFY movies like Sharknado, Stranger Things, Sonic the Hedge Hog, Mario Brothers, and Harry Potter. He also enjoyed reading fan fiction Dinosaurs and making animation for YouTube. He was an avid Miami Dolphins and Ohio State football fan. Connor's favorite color was yellow because it was a happy color.
He is survived by his parents; his brothers J.J. Gregg, Cory Gregg, Dylan Reimer; his sister Nikki Gregg; Bonus mom Shawna; his Nephew Sebastian; His dog Muffin; his aunt Nicole; His GG Connie; many many Imaginary friends. Along with several Aunts and Uncles.
He is preceded in death by his grandpa Eskel Collier (Den); grandpa Ronald Joseph Jaynor and uncle John Collier
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM on Wednesday August 21 in the SKILLMAN MCDONALD & VERNON FUNERAL HOME
Funeral services will be held at 7:00 PM Wednesday August 21 in the funeral home with Pastor Chris Livingston officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made in Connors Memory to Muscular Dystrophy Association. 1900 Polaris Parkway Suite 450, Columbus, Ohio, 43240
Condolences may be made to the family at www.vernonfh.com
Becky stephens - Aug 31, 2019
My sympathy to the family I never met Conner only seen pictures of him on facebook.my prayers goes out th the whole family God Bless u may he give u comfort during this time of Grief keep the memories of youruttle one always remember him lv always Shawna becky Stephens &family
Chrissy Gidley - Aug 21, 2019
Nina, Nikki and family,
I was so shocked and heartbroken this morning to hear the news. Connor was a very special little boy and I'm so happy to have had the honor of knowing him. Nina your dedication to your son was unmatched and you gave him the best life you could have. He was loved, he was happy, and touched the lives of everyone who was lucky enough to know him. my love and thoughts are with you.
Aunt Heather - Aug 21, 2019
Connor you are gonna be so missed gonna miss hearing that little voice and all the jokes you liked to tell Lenny is gonna miss you so very much just like the rest you was the 1st cousin to hold her that’s how special you was fly high watch over everyone and run and play so hard no more pain love you you will live in my heart until we meet again
Susan Mays - Aug 21, 2019
Several years ago Nina and I became friends on Facebook. In a short time I realised that Nina was a remarkable Mom with a lovely family and was blessed with a very,very special son, Connor.
A mom's love shone and Nina shared her wonderful boy with us.Through photos and posts I watched Connor grow.
I loved and took great delight when Nina shared a video and for the first time I could hear Connor talk.
Connor has left a footprint on my heart.His smile,his courage and his memories I will always remember.
.... A butterfly lights beside us,like a sunbeam and for a brief moment its glory and beauty belong in our world.. but then it flies on again,and although we wish it could have stayed,we are so thankful to have seen it at all...
Connor brightened my day and I'm so thankful.
Thank you Nina and family for sharing those wonderful times.
I wish I could be with you all today.I'll be thinking of you all .xxxx
Kandra Jones - Aug 20, 2019
Connor, i was Never blessed enough to know youbin persin. But frOm what i seen in facebook it was my loss to not meet you. That smike you have lights up a riom and the softness in ur heart showed to the world. I love you connor and im sorry i never got to meet you. Thats a loss i will have a lifetime ti deal with. PLEASE WALK FREEBAND FLY HIGH BABY, YOU DESERVE NOTHING BUT THAT
Linda Stark - Aug 20, 2019
Dear Family I am so very sorry for your loss. God is with all of you.
Emily Gill - Aug 20, 2019
I am so very sorry to the Gregg family and friends. He was warmest regards.
Karen Webb - Aug 20, 2019
I am so very sorry for your loss. What a smiling happy young man. His beautiful smile put a smile on my face. God Bless You All 🙏❣️🙏🙏
Genty Osborne - Aug 20, 2019
My thoughts are with you all at this very sad time. Connor brought joy to a lot of people, me included. I loved watching Connor grow and see what a brave boy he was. Thank you Connor for bringing a brightness to my life I will miss your updates xxxx
Amanda - Aug 20, 2019
Oh Connor I dont know where to begin. I have been blessed to know you for all of your life. You showed me how to be strong. Taught me alot about Five nights of freddy. You taught me so many things. I know your no longer in pain bc you gained your muscles. and are surrounded by your grandparents and Uncle John and your four leged friend cycy in heaven. Im not saying goodbye im simply saying see you later. Save me spot for one day ill join you.. I love you Connor till meet again..
Jill - Aug 19, 2019
Connor touched my life and that of so many others with his smile and indomitable spirit. That sweet boy dealt with more in his short life than most people many times older than he. Although he will be greatly missed, take comfort in the fact that there is no more pain, no more procedures, no more needles and doctors and wheelchairs. Connor is free. ❤
Lindsay B - Aug 19, 2019
Prayers to the family sorry about your loss!
Bobbie - Aug 19, 2019
First off id like to say how sorry i am for the loss of your sweet angel Connor! Thank you for sharing such a kind and beautiful soul with all of us. He was a very special one of a kind little boy with a heart of gold and an inspiration to so so many across the country and beyond im sure. Seemed like everday he woke up with a new challenge and everyday he faced it head on and tried to make the best of it with his families love and support. I wish there was something i could say to you guys that would take the pain away but i know theres not. I just hope in time that you all can take comfort in knowing he is finally free from all the pain and can finally run and play the way he always wanted too!!! But until that time comes hold onto and cherish every memory, laugh, smile. Connor aka dino man you will be missed so dearly by all who you were an inspiration too we all love you. Rest easy now baby boy
Shelly G - Aug 19, 2019
I never got the honor to meet Connor in person, but through Facebook I became friends with his family. In doing so, I got to see Connor and his family fill each other’s lives with so much love and happiness. When I would see pictures of Connor online, it always brought a smile to my face to see him enjoying whatever they might be doing. My favorite video of Connor was one of him playing basketball with a loved one. It made me so full of emotion that I initially smiled and laughed but by the time the video was over I had tears escaping my eyes. I couldn’t necessarily tell you why, but from that moment I knew he was a special boy. So special that he could reach my emotions without actually even meeting him in person.
My heat breaks for his family who have become very special to me. You guys have been in my thoughts and prayers. Sending lots of love from Michigan since I won’t be able to make the road trip I was hoping to.
Linda - Aug 19, 2019
Sorry for you alls loss prayers to you all. Didn’t never meet him only heard of him on Facebook.R.I.P. connor
Renee A Brillant - Aug 19, 2019
I just wanted to let you know that I will never, ever forget Connor. I know your hearts are broken, but I want to let you know that we all love your family a lot. Sending the best as you begin your grief journey. Sending love, light and comfort. Sincerely, Renee
Sue Batchelor - Aug 19, 2019
I had the honor to know Connor via FB. I loved his smile and enjoyed sending him cards. He will always have a place in my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you, his family and fb friends.
James and Sheena Hahn - Aug 19, 2019
We're so sorry for your loss. We'll be praying for all of you.
Jen A Green - Aug 19, 2019
I am so sorry for your family loss. Prayers for you and your family.
Kim Rich Barton - Aug 19, 2019
He had the sweetest smile God got a great angel
Dee Snyder - Aug 19, 2019
I never had the privilege of meeting Conner in person but knew him through his wonderful bonus Mom, Shawna. She was always so glad to share with anyone that precious boy and his contagious smile! An Angel sent straight to earth from God! And even though he was needed back in God’s arms he will forever reign in the hearts of his earthly family. My prayers and condolences are with his entire family.
Marie Cornwell - Aug 19, 2019
Dearest CONNOR has changed so many hearts by his presence in each ones life....such a brave warrior....living his life to its fullest...leaving his wisdom....his truth on all of our hearts to treasure forever !!! PRECIOUS CONNOR I LOVE YOU !!!
Susie Dudgeon - Aug 19, 2019
Many thoughts sent your way. Condolences 🙏💔 on be your loss
Nancy Autry - Aug 19, 2019
I enjoyed watching Dino man grow for the last 6 years. He will be missed by many. He is complete now and running all over Heaven. Run baby Dino, run. Praying for peace and comfort for family.
Angie Collins - Aug 19, 2019
I love you Dino Man and I will forever miss you. You always made me smile with your stories and jokes. Thank you so much for being in my life.
Bernadette Lemaire - Aug 19, 2019
I am still in disbelief about Connor. Following his day to day accomplishments brought a smile to my face. He will be missed by many. Rest In Peace you beautiful boy.
Mike wiles - Aug 19, 2019
For the short time I knew you I realized what a wonderful boy you were. You fought so hard and were so brave.Jesus is your lifetime friend now but you will never ever be forgotten. We will be looking for your spirit in the birds and butterflies and in the sky. Rest well my friend. May all of your family find comfort and strength while they grieve your departure from this world.
Kimberly Woods - Aug 19, 2019
I use to send cards to him from LMCC. He will be missed but not forgotten
Aunt Nicole Manna - Aug 19, 2019
I am missing you beyond belief. The pain of not knowing when I will see you again in unbearable but until it's my time.....run & play all you want & know I love you & always will & until that day, I will miss you like crazy.
Aunt Nicole, your best friend Brandon, your girlfriend Lacey & Mom Mom love you Connor ❤❤❤❤❤
Pam Williams - Aug 19, 2019
Conner you had more friends than you could have ever imagined. My sincerest condolences to the Gregg family. May God see you through as that is the only one who can. I know Conner is up there walking and running and jumping around. ❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️
Stephen corder - Aug 19, 2019
To the family of Conner Gregg I’m sorry for you loss Conner was an excellent kid loved his family he was dearly loved my condolences to you your family be in prayers
Debbi Johns - Aug 19, 2019
I'm very saddened to hear this. I've followed his story for a few years now and have always enjoyed his smile and how he seemed to be a strong boy. I'm so very sorry. Praying for his family and his friends
Lorna Corcoran - Aug 19, 2019
Hi to all Connor's family,
I just want to say I'm so sorry for your loss and you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I have followed your page for years and loved seeing the updates on how Connor was doing and I was shocked when I heard of his passing.
Jaime Slattery-Perez - Aug 19, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Through pictures he always had a smile on his face never showing his pain. Fly high sweet boy!
Keri - Aug 19, 2019
I am a long time follower of Connor I am saddened to hear of his loss however our loss is Heavens Gain I am sure he is smiling down on all of us that loved him
Jess - Aug 19, 2019
My deepest sympathy to you all.
Kristen Spires - Aug 19, 2019
I had the pleasure of working with Shawna a few years ago. I never had the opportunity to meet Connor. However, I feel like I did know him through stories & pictures. My heart is broken for all of you and I am at a loss for words. He was so young but he did a lot of living in those 10 years. My thoughts and prayers to all the family and friends.