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Gregory Worth Jun. 17, 1970 - Apr. 5, 2017 San Jose Gregory Charles Worth, 46, departed this life in the arms of his loving parents who provided his care. Greg was born at Kaiser Hospital in Santa Clara, the youngest of 3 children. He suffered physically and developmentally throughout his life, living the last 11 ½ years on dialysis. He dearly loved his siblings and they always loved to make him laugh. His favorite pastime was building fires in the fireplace and barbecuing on his own grill. He loved his 2 Lab puppies, Smokey and Sparky, and listening to his music tapes, especially Little Drummer Boy, and watching TV. He also loved watching Giants baseball and participating in Special Olympics softball as catcher, basketball and track. Greg's special education began at age 3 at Hope Preschool, continuing elementary school at Idylwild, Anderson and Fammatre, Price Middle School, Blackford H.S. and 3 years at Foothill College, graduating in 1991. He learned to use VTA transit for school and his part time job at Club One until April 2004. He had a remarkable memory for dates and events. He loved everyone and everyone loved him. Greg was the most kind, innocent, loveable soul we have ever known, in spite of his pain and suffering and never wanted to give up. He was our hero and goodwill ambassador. Our sweet angel is surely resting in Jesus' loving arms. Greg is survived by his parents, Rick and Darleen Worth; sister Patty Priestley (Clint) of Camino, CA., brother Rich Worth (Kerri) of Salem, OR; nephew and niece, Jonathan and Julie Priestley, and niece Ruby Schwarz-Worth; aunts, uncles and many cousins all over the U.S. and Canada. We want to thank Greg's teachers, doctors, nurses and all the many people who interacted with him and our family over the years, especially the staff at FMC and DaVita Dialysis clinics. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Special Olympics or Packard Children's Foundation at Stanford, 400 Hamilton Ave., #340, Palo Alto, CA 94301. Celebration of Life is planned for Greg at St. Frances Cabrini Church, 15333 Woodard Rd., San Jose, 95124 on Friday, April 21, 2017 with Rosary at 10:30am, Mass at 11:00am. Reception will immediately follow. View the online memorial for Gregory Worth
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