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Greg Fund Q2 2017 Highlights

  I am proud to share Q2 2017 highlights for the Gregory J. Reiter Memorial Fund, which I established in April 2016 to continue supporting the causes I once shared with Greg.   People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) On June 22 in Norfolk, VA, I had the honor of co-presenting, with Ingrid Newkirk, PETA’s second annual Gregory… Read More


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Donate to the Fund – and animals – for Greg’s birthday

Some say you have to be alive on this earth to have a birthday. I respectfully disagree. We celebrate the birthdays of certain famous people centuries after they are gone. Why not also celebrate the birthdays of people who are not particularly famous, but who have nevertheless left an indelible mark on our lives?   Tuesday, June 6, 2017 will… Read More


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Remembering Greg Reiter – Tribute by Paul Jablansky

Conventional wisdom says that it’s far more common for people to become close friends early in their lives than it is later in their lives. For example: as children who meet at school or camp, or high school; as young adults in college; as professionals – working men and women struggling to build careers. And that makes sense. As we… Read More


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Remembering Greg Reiter – Tribute by Laurie Goodman

On December 6, 2015, I bid a ceremonial farewell to my late husband Greg, through a celebration of his life at the Salamander Resort, near what had been our last home together in Middleburg, Virginia. Now, one year and a half later, over the weeks approaching Greg’s 54th birthday on June 6, 2017, I am taking the opportunity to post transcripts of the… Read More


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Remembering Greg Reiter – Tribute by Steve Ward

On December 6, 2015, I bid a ceremonial farewell to my late husband Greg, through a celebration of his life at the Salamander Resort, near what had been our last home together in Middleburg, Virginia. Now, one year and a half later, over the two weeks approaching Greg’s 54th birthday on June 6, 2017, I am taking the opportunity to post transcripts of… Read More


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Remembering Greg Reiter – Tribute by Frank Ramirez

Back on December 6, 2015, I bid a ceremonial farewell to my late husband Greg.  Now, over the two weeks approaching Greg’s 54th birthday on June 6, 2017, I am taking the opportunity to post transcripts of the tributes that were delivered on the day of his memorial. Below is a transcript of the tribute delivered by Frank Ramirez.  When Greg asked me to marry… Read More


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Remembering Greg Reiter – by Chris Garcia

Back on December 6, 2015, I bid a ceremonial farewell to my late husband Greg.  Now, over the two weeks approaching Greg’s 54th birthday on June 6, 2017, I am taking the opportunity to post transcripts of the tributes that were delivered on the day of his memorial. Below is a transcript of the tribute delivered by Christopher Garcia – one of Greg’s oldest friends… Read More


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Remembering Greg Reiter – by Thomas Mahnken

Back on December 6, 2015, I bid a ceremonial farewell to my late husband Greg.  Now, over the two weeks approaching Greg’s 54th birthday on June 6, 2017, I am taking the opportunity to post transcripts of the tributes that were delivered on the day of his memorial. Below is a transcript of the tribute delivered by Thomas “T.G.” Mahnken.  T.G. was one of Greg’s… Read More


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Remembering Greg Reiter – Tribute by Mark Hanson

Back on December 6, 2015, I bid a ceremonial farewell to my late husband Greg, through a celebration of his life at the Salamander Resort, near what had been our last home together in Middleburg, Virginia. Now, exactly one year and a half later, over the two weeks approaching Greg’s 54th birthday on June 6, 2017, I am taking the opportunity to… Read More


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Remembering Greg on his 54th birthday

  As a high school student, I was once assigned to compose an essay about the person I most admired.  When I wrote about a famous figure I had never met, my teacher said he hoped that as I matured, I would find reasons to identify someone I actually knew as my most admired person.  At the time and for many years… Read More


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