Gregory J. Chase, 77, of Venice, Florida passed away on March 7, 2021 of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family.
Greg is survived by his wife of 32 years, Roberta Lincoln, and brother Peter Chase of Denver, CO, his daughters Heather Dumais and her husband Robert, Michelle Horne and her husband Kevin, Sarah Chase and her fiancé Jeff Jarmulowicz. He also leaves his stepchildren Laurie Lincoln and her husband John Goodell, Kimberley Freund and her husband Tom, Jr., Chip Lincoln and his wife Valerie. Also his 8 loving grandchildren Kate, Keira, Hanna, Leah, Will, Alex, Connor and Chase and his first wife Karen Higgins and her husband Barry.
Greg was born on July 22, 1943 in Worcester, MA to Allen and Ruth (Cotton) Chase of North Brookfield, MA where he grew up. He graduated from Vermont Academy in 1961 and Defiance College in 1966. Greg was employed as a teacher in Ohio before returning to North Brookfield to work with his father to build Chase Precast Corporation. The company was a leader and innovator in the precast concrete industry. He was an active member of the National Precast Concrete Association serving on their board of directors and as president in 1990. He was selected for their annual Robert E. Yoakam Award of Merritt for his dedication to the industry.
Growing up Greg was an avid golfer, skier and baseball player. At Vermont Academy he was a star pitcher for the baseball team and sang in the choir and octet as a baritone. In college, he played on the golf team. After college he settled in West Brookfield, MA to raise his family where he served as a selectman, was on the school committee and was president of the Rotary Club. In 1988 he married Bobbie and they enjoyed traveling both nationally and internationally before settling down in Cape Cod, MA and Venice, FL. They also enjoyed boating and taking cruises. Greg was committed to education and always working to be a better person in business and life. His retirement was focused on spending time with family, teaching leadership courses, serving on the board of trustees for Vermont Academy and of course anything related to golf.
Burial will take place at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Harwich, MA.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vermont Academy in Greg’s name sent to PO Box 500, Saxton’s River, VT 05154.