April 19, 1946 – November 19, 2021
Donald John Gregorius of Woodstock passed away peacefully on November 19, 2021 at Golden Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was 75 years old. Born on April 19, 1946, in Astoria, Queens, he was the only child of the late Clara Hittinger Gregorius and the late John Gregorius.
He is survived by his wife Linda and son Morgan B. Miller; also sister-in-law, Ellen Berlin; brother-in-law, Harvey Greenstein; and his wife Denise.
Don was an early graduate of Ulster County Community College and later graduated Pace University. Don spent many years in the insurance industry before joining his wife in the antique business. Don served four years on the Woodstock Town Board. He was most proud of helping create and pass the new comprehensive zoning law in the 1980’s. Years later, he found himself back in elected office, serving for ten years on the Ulster County Legislature. He served on many committees, including the Ways and Means for many years and the last two years as Majority Leader. As a younger man he enjoyed golf, tennis, bowling, basketball and softball, remembering the softball rivalry between the Whippets and the Wonders, with great fondness. He also remembered Friday Night “Hoops” at the Elementary school, then dinner at Deanies and years later at the Bear. Don lived a full and interesting life, so take a minute and smile when you think of one of his silly jokes.
Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of the Joseph V. Leahy Funeral Home Inc., 27 Smith Avenue, Kingston, www.jvleahyfh.com. As per Donald’s request the funeral will be private.