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Maurath

In Loving Memory

Maurath, Gregory R. Sr.

Gregory Richard MAURATH, Sr., 66, fortified with the Sacrament of the Last Rites, died early Thursday morning 13 June 2024 at Delmar Gardens South in South St. Louis County, Missouri, after a several-year bout with dementia/Alzheimer’s.

He was the beloved son of a wonderful 92-year old mother, Evelyn (nee Sanders) Maurath and the late Elmer Richard Maurath; and loving grandson of the late Elmer L. & Dini (nee Gude) Maurath of St. Louis, and the late John Mack & Irene (nee Held) Sanders of Illmo, Scott County, Missouri.  As a young man, Greg was very enterprising, and while working as a printer, and in his spare time, founded his own companies, Impressive Printing Company and Maurath’s Custom Auto Cleaning & Detailing.  The latter business later encompassed mechanical work and complete car care, including under-car care and rustproofing. He later dabbled in the construction trades, specifically home-remodeling.  Like his father, Greg was very handy and could fix anything, and his hobbies were cars, guns, woodworking, electronics and music.  And as a young man, he was always witty and comical, often telling short stories with a humorous ending or a short joke.  In his last few years, and maybe inspired by his Grandpa Sanders and his girlfriend Sheila, he strove to learn to play guitar with his granddaughter Aaliyah.  Before his memory completely left him, he realized (like us all) that he made mistakes in life and hurt some people.  He once said, “I wish I could go back and make amends or could go to everyone I hurt and apologize. I sure hope they can forgive me, and that the Good Lord forgives me!”

Greg is survived by his loving mother Evelyn, his ex-wife Diane (nee Smith) Mullins, daughter Alice Hurston (Robert), sons Greg, Jr. (Kelly) and Christopher; grandchildren, Michael and Riley Maurath, Robbie and Kristin Hurston, and Aaliyah Light; and siblings John (Claudia), Joe (Nancy), Linda (Keith), Jacque (Mike), Cheryl (Pete) and Connie (Kevin); and his girlfriend, best friend and caretaker for the past 12 years Sheila Light.  Sadly, Greg was preceded in death by his son Jacob.

Funeral Monday morning, 10:00 AM, 17 June at Kutis South on Lemay Ferry Rd, with burial at noon at Park Lawn Cemetery on Lemay Ferry Rd.  The day after his burial is the Feast of St. Gregory!  Funeral services conducted by Father Peter Fonseca from the Old Cathedral.

In lieu of flowers, please offer Holy Masses for the repose of Greg’s soul.

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16 thoughts on “Maurath, Gregory R. Sr.”

  1. My dear Greg I will always carry you in my heart. I have many many good memories of us. Aaliyah will miss you much she loved you and spiking your hair and playing guitar with you. We were together 11 yrs how time flies. No one can take that from me. Peace be with you.

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  2. I am so sorry for the loss of this son of my beloved friend Evelyn Marauth Clapp💖
    God bless his family🙏

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  3. Lots of great memories! Your black dodge dart n doin donuts on parking lot till snow filled motor n it stopped running n we had to dig snow out of motor, so cold! Skipping 1st hr chemistry for breakfast in your cool dart with loud motor n big back wheels! Your cream colored Monte Carlo. You went from dodge dart to luxury n the great stereo in there we blasted n cruised! Then black Camaro! Sleigh riding by Molly’s,Riding me on your bike, mini bike, making forts n too many more to mention! Love you n praying for you brother! Keep cruisin! Linda

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  4. I never met Greg, but knew of him through his brother John whom spoke highly of him. The hardest thing about being a parent is not so much as raising our children as is to see them leave before us. I’m sure Greg left a big foot print on the hearts of many who truly knew him and will be missed dearly. My condolences go out to all of you.
    Jesus I Trust In You!

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  5. Mrs. Maurath and John,
    Sharon and I have offered up prayers for Greg since we learned about his passing. Condolences to you both and all of your family. May God bring Greg into heaven soon if he is not there already.

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    • Thanks so much friends Dan and Sharon! Prayers are so essential for all of us, even into eternity, for in the Holy Bible (2 Maccabees 12:46, Douay-Rheims Bible) it reads, “It is therefore a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, so that they may be loosed (freed) from sins”.

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  6. I remember Greg mostly as a kid and as a teenager. That was before I moved away to Germany. His brother John and I went to high school together, and I would stay overnight at his parents’ house sometimes. I always liked Greg. He was a good guy.

    My deepest condolences go out to the whole Maurath family.

    Rest in peace, Greg.

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  7. Rest in Peace cousin!
    I have some great childhood memories of all of us together, but not enough to really get to know you. Family is everything and I wish we all could have spent more time together.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your loved ones. 🙏🏻
    Love you,
    Sandy and family

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  8. I have wondered childhood memories of Greg. I always thought he was such a cool older cousin.
    Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. 
May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
~Amen~

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  9. Aunt Evelyn and all my cousins, I’m so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of all us together as children playing in the backyard on Eggeling.

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  10. Chi è nei cuori e nelle preghiere di chi resta non muore mai. Un grande abbraccio e una preghiera.
    Chiara e Alessio Parisi

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    • From dear friends Chiara and her husband Alessio Parisi in Genoa (Genova), Liguria, Italy …..

      “Those who are in the hearts and prayers of those who remain, never die. A big hug and a prayer.” Chiara and Alessio.

      Yes, Greg’s memory will never die in the hearts of us who love him, and remember him in prayer.

      Dalla famiglia Maurath di St. Louis, USA …… e Dio vi benedica Chiara e Alessio e i vostri bellissimi figli.

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