Frank G. Gregory


Frank G. Gregory, 90, of Hopedale, Ohio, died in Trinity West, Hospice, Friday, March 2. He was born Jan. 4, 1928, in Parlett, Ohio, son of the late Santi and Mary Folio Gregori. Also preceding in death are two brothers, James and Ben Gregory, and two sisters, Jean Zanotelli and Teresa Thompson.  Frank graduated from Wayne High School, Bloomingdale, Ohio class of1945, was a Post WWII Navy veteran, and a member of the Hopedale Church of Christ. He was an independent truck driver for R&F coal Co. and Consolidation Coal Co. and also was an insurance agent. Surviving is his wife of 70 years, married on April 10, 1948, Margaret Piccoli of Hopedale, two sons, Dr. James G. Gregory and wife Ada of New Wilmington, Pa., and F.G. Gregory of Cambridge, Ohio. There is a daughter, Marianne G. Michelli and husband Rodger of Monroe, N.C.  Thirteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren survive.

Frank had such a nice voice and loved to sing, whether it was at church, weddings, funerals, any and all occasions and for a number of years, he entertained the patients of Gables Care Center, once a week. Most of all, he loved his wife and family.

Friends may call on Thursday, March 8, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Blackburn Funeral Home 324 High St. Hopedale, Ohio.  Services will be Friday, March 9, at 11 a.m. in the Church of Christ, 329 High St., Hopedale, Ohio.  Pastor Dean Blythe will officiate and burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery near Hopedale. Graveside military services will be provided by the Hopedale American Legion, Post #682.

Blackburn Funeral Home, 740-937-2461,


  1. My prayers,and thoughts to the Gregory Family! I remember Frank singing solos at our Church of Christ on Main Street in Cadiz. Beautiful voice. He always sang, “There’s room at the cross for me.” The entire Gregory family are so nice,my heart goes out to you.
    Jeff Pettit

  2. I went to school with Marianne and Frank, my condolences and prayers to all the family.

    Melinda Adams Froehlich

  3. my thoughts and prayers go out to Margaret and all of the family. frank was a great person and will be sadly missed.

  4. My thoughts and prayers to the Gregory family. The first meeting with Frank and Margaret was in their home at Christmas time years ago. Ernie and one of theirs sons was a friend. I enjoyed Frank singing in the services at church. Margaret and Frank always made me feel welcome not only in their home but when I started attending at the church. God Bless and I will keep you all in my prayers as the days pass.

  5. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to dear sweet Margaret, and the entire family. He was such an awesome man, whether he be singing or cracking a joke. Love to all….
    Kim Yanczura and Michael Byers

  6. So sorry to read of Frank’s passing. Thinking about him brought back a flood of memories of my years in Hopedale with Cleota. She thought the world of the Gregory family. Margaret, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care.


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