Gregory A. Stelzer

Greg was a beautiful human being and the beloved husband of Barbara (née Conway) for 30 years; the devoted father of Katarina Raabe (Johannes), Gregory (Shannon) and Kyle (Kelly); the loving son of Connie and Bill; brother of Sally Kohn (Andy) and Allyson Vail (Joe); and the awesome uncle of many nieces and nephews.

He was raised in Riverhead and met Barbara at St. John’s University in 1984. They graduated in 1986, married in 1988 and resided in Floral Park. He was a pharmacist and supervisor at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for over 25 years. He loved his job, colleagues and patients and went to work with joy and commitment to making a difference for those treating and suffering with cancer. He was a treasured friend to so many at MSKCC.

Greg lived as a role model of genuine kindness, comfort, patience, generosity and humility. He was a remarkable husband and father, coached CYO basketball, CYO volleyball and Floral Park Little League. He was diagnosed with gastro-esophageal cancer in May 2017 and received treatment at MSK and Calvary Hospital Hospice. We are thankful for the care and dignity given by his health care providers.

Memorial donations may be made to Xavier Mission, which helps the underprivileged in New York City, at

Greg will never be forgotten by those whose lives he touched. May we always strive to live out his fine example of strength, faith, wisdom and love.

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