Gregory R. Wilkinson

Gregory R. Wilkinson

Greg Wilkinson of La Crescenta passed away peacefully on Dec. 14 at his home surrounded by family. Greg was a one-of-a-kind husband, father, grandfather, brother and cherished friend. Greg was a native to Los Angeles and a La Crescenta resident of over 45 years.

Greg studied journalism and political science in college earning his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from California State University Northridge in 1979. Greg was a skilled writer who followed local politics and other events, and often contributed to local publications. He and his wife owned a small business in Montrose for over 20 years.

Greg had an enthusiasm for life and enjoyed sharing his recommendations for all types of music and books. People often turned to Greg for his wise insight and motivational spirit. A former surfer, Greg enjoyed swimming, fishing and being involved in all aspects of family life.

Greg was a proud father, raising three children with his wife of 45 years Marly Wilkinson. He will be remembered for his robust laugh, exuberance, and love of life.

Greg is survived by his spouse Marly; children Erin Maloney, Lauren Kane, and John Wilkinson; three grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law Claudia and Pierre Demers of Quebec; cousin Pam Allen of Santa Barbara; sister-in-law Gail Roberts of Houston; and nieces.

A memorial surf paddle out will be held after the pandemic.