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“Greg and I were friends since high school in Defiance Oh. We really started hanging out after college. We both could finally afford the cars we...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Marc Pardo

“I was in high school with Greg, and he was always nice, always friendly. I remember that it was fun to watch him play basketball. I am deeply...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Patti Palmer Crossman - MD

“I was a friend of Greg at Defiance high school. I will always remember his bigger then life smile. My prayers are with him and his family. ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: Larry Loeffler - Medical Lake, WA

“As we go through life, we are fortunate to meet a few souls who are unforgettable for the joy and laughter they bring to the lives of those fortunate...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Jeff Brown - Columbus, OH

“My deepest sympathy to all who were in any way conected to this cheerful mans life.A husband,father,son,brother,uncle,cousin and friend.So many roles...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: David Shannon - Hebron, OH

“Dear Mary Jo and family, I am so so saddened to hear the news about Greg. He was a guy who packed more life into a year than almost anybody I knew...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Sally Schatz - Chapel Hill, NC

“I was deeply saddened to hear of Greg's passing. I have many fond memories of him while at Defiance High School where I served as band director. He...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Vincent Polce - Defiance, OH

“We are very sorry for your families loss of Greg, we have known him for about 20 years as our accountant, and he always spoke of his family, he loved...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Kathy Woljevach - wakeman, OH

“Notre Dame Cleveland Indians Marshall Tucker Charlie Daniels Cowboy Hats In this very sad time, on Sunday I found myself in Poland smiling a liitle...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Mac

“Greg was a classmate of mine at DHS and I will always have fond memories of him. We shared a couple classes together and I remember him as always...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Pam Shook Stemen - Defiance, OH

“To the family: please accept my sympathy at Greg's passing. I graduated in '72 with him from DHS. He was always full of laughter and loved life. He...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Susan "Bittinger" Walker - OH

“Greg was a good friend and someone that will be greatly missed. Our paths have grown apart in the last years and did not see him once we stopped...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Rick Anderson - Rocky River , OH

“I remember when I met you for the first time, my Aunt Mary Jo was so giddy and happy waiting for your arrival. I do not believe any one else had met...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Aimee Anderton - Delaware, OH

“I just want to say that my thoughts and prayers are with you. My husband Greg and I were clients of Greg's for over 20 years as our business and...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Mary Ellen Ott

“So glad we got to see Greg, meet his wife, and catch up on old times at Kate's wedding on January 3rd in Defiance. Greg will never be forgotten and...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Tom & Debbie Foor - Roanoke, VA

“Dear Mary Jo, Eric, Codi, Dan, LeeAnn, Grandchildren and many Friends of such a wonderful man - Greg. We are simply devastated over the loss of such...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Don Bechard and Linda Orient - OH

“Always smiling, always joking, I will treasure our little joke together, when I mistakenly called you "Bob", so you always called me "July". I will...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: June (July) - Avon, OH


AVON LAKE, OH- Gregory A. Shannon, 55, of Avon Lake and formerly of Defiance, Ohio passed away Saturday, January 31, 2009 at St. John West Shore Hospital, Westlake, following a sudden illness. He was born January 2, 1954 in Defiance where he was raised and graduated from high school as a two sport athlete (basketball and baseball). Greg was a 1976 graduate of Wittenberg University where he played on the lacrosse team. He was self employed as an accountant at Greg Shannon Accounting Services in Avon Lake for the past thirty years. He was a social member of the AmVets club in Sheffield Lake and enjoyed being involved with many local basketball, softball and golf leagues. Greg was an avid local sports fan and loved country music.

Greg is survived by his wife Mary Jo (nee Ondick); a son Eric Shannon of Chicago, daughter Codi Shannon (fiancé Joe Hildebrandt) of Lakewood; step-son Dan Russell of Avon Lake and step-daughter LeeAnn Karnik (nee Russell) of Avon Lake; three grandchildren, Grace Hildebrandt, Isabell Russell and Vinnie Karnik; his parents, George and Mary “Bernie” Shannon (nee Hetz) of Defiance; three brothers, Mike Shannon (Marilyn), Denny Shannon (Kathy), and Tom Shannon (Lisa); and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 163 Avon-Belden Road, Avon Lake from 2-4 & 6-9pm Wednesday. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Holy Spirit Church, 410 Lear Road, Avon Lake Thursday, February 5 at 10:00am. Fr. James H. Beatty will officiate. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Lorain. Memorials may be forwarded to the Diabetes Association of Greater Cleveland, 3601 S. Green Rd. Suite 100, Cleveland, OH 44122. For more information or to send an online condolence please go to www.buschfuneral.com

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