June 20, 1928 - June 6, 2016 Gregg Huxford Wright, 87, a longtime resident of Fallbrook, California, passed away on June 6, 2016, surrounded by his family. He died of injuries from an automobile accident on Memorial Day. Gregg was born in Sioux City, Iowa, on June 20, 1928, the only son of Corwin and Helen Wright. After living in many towns and cities because of his father's work, the family settled in Akron, Ohio. Gregg graduated from Akron Central High School and attended the University of Akron until he left to proudly serve in the US Navy.Gregg moved to Los Angeles, where he met and wed Marjorie Tew on December 29, 1950. Married 65 years, Gregg and Marge raised four children in Glendale, California, their home for more than 40 years. They later moved to Fallbrook, and Gregg retired as an Assistant Supervisor in the Chemistry Department of Kaiser Regional Reference Laboratory in Panorama City.In Glendale, Gregg was a Boy Scout leader for many years and editor of the newsletter for the Lotus West Car Club. Gregg served on the board of the Friends of the Fallbrook Library, and held several offices and taught for the Fallbrook Computer Club. He also served as a poll worker and inspector on election days. Active, curious, compassionate, and fair, Gregg generously lent a helping hand without being asked.A good athlete, Gregg was a Dodger fan from his youth and also followed ice hockey and football. Gregg was a voracious reader and especially enjoyed mysteries, history, and biographies. He always loved music, particularly jazz and big band.Gregg is survived by his wife, Marge, their children, Laurie Wright of San Diego, Ginny Wright and son-in-law Rick Blamey of Burlingame, Dave Wright of Lake Havasu, Arizona, Don Wright and daughter-in-law Karen Reid-Wright of Acton; and their granddaughters Laura Blamey, Taylor Wright and husband Alex Copeland, Anna Blamey, and Emma Wright. He is deeply missed by all.Gregg encouraged others to know the joy of reading and music. Donations in Gregg's name to the Friends of the Fallbrook Library or the Coastal Communities Band Foundation in Carlsbad, California, would be greatly appreciated.
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