Gregory S. Bellay, 69, of Cortland, Ohio passed peacefully on Friday, October 4, 2019 at his residence with his wife by his side. He was born on December 25, 1949 in Warren, Ohio, the son of Joseph and Cecilia Ivock Bellay. After graduating from Warren G. Harding High School in 1968, Gregory attended Youngstown State University. He received his degree in civil engineering.
Gregory worked as a consultant for various telephone companies traveling throughout the United States. He was an outside plant engineer working for United Telephone Company of Ohio, Sprint, Embarq and CenturyLink. He retired after thirty four years in his chosen profession.
Gregory was an accomplished pianist, enjoyed day trips, stamp collecting, wood-working and gardening.
He attended the First Methodist Church of Warren, where he sang in the choir.
Memories of Gregory will be carried on by the love of his life, his wife of 20 years, Joy Bellay; his three step-children, Mark McGraw, Matthew McGraw and Debra Navarra; his eight step grandchildren, Joey, Ashlee, Joanna, Renee, David, Morgan, Logan Marie and Jaycee and his six great step grandchildren, Noah, Malia, Carmilla Rey, Calvin, Kollin and Ryder.
Gregory was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Cecilia and his brother, Jim Bellay.
Thank you to all who cared for Gregory with a special thank you to the Cortland Fire Department; your kindness will be truly remembered.
A gathering for a time of remembrance will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the family home.
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