Brian Keith Gregory, 52, died of COVID-19 on Sunday, December 6, 2020, at home in Kodiak, Alaska.
Brian was born in Orange County, California. Brian’s early childhood years were spent transferring around the country with the military and settling in Kodiak in 1978. After graduating from KHS in 1986, Brian attended Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Missouri, graduating magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in math and physical education with a minor in science. Although they attended the same high school, Brian met Sandra Seaton at college. They were married on August 10, 1990. After graduation, they returned to their home town of Kodiak. Brian started driving for Sea-Land right away, and worked into a dispatching position. He remained with them for more than 30 years.
Brian loved spending time with his family. Playing sports in the yard with his kids and grandsons, camping, fishing and taking family vacations were all a priority to him. He was a sports enthusiast who loved the outdoors, but his favorite was being on the water. Through the years, Brian volunteered his time coaching numerous Kodiak youth sports. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed. Brian is survived by his wife of 30 years, Sandra Gregory; his daughter, Julienne McGuire (Cody) of Butler, Missouri; his son, Andrew Gregory of Kodiak; his grandsons, Brayden and Garren McGuire of Butler, Missouri; his mother, Joyce Gregory of Kodiak; his father, David Gregory (Susie) of Roseberg, Oregon; his brother, Charles “Chuck” Gregory (Kristi) of Sherwood, Oregon; his stepsisters Lisa Avila of Carmichael, California, and Tonya Gutierriz of Citrus Heights, California. He is proceeded in death by his grandparents Francis “Pete” and Anna Gregory, and Harlan and Dorothy Levtzow.
A small family memorial service is planned for Saturday, Dec. 19, at 4pm. There will be a spreading of ashes from the boat, The Anthem, at the City Dock in front of Matson’s office. All are welcome to join us in celebrating Brian’s life by watching from shore. Please use social distancing at the city dock.