Gregory A. Kanz
November 3, 1961 - July 19, 2021
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Former Cincinnati Police Officer, Gregory A. Kanz, 59, died Monday, July 19, 2021, with his family by his side in Louisville, Kentucky. While on their Harleys’, Greg and his friend were struck by a truck while stopped at a traffic light. Greg was born to Gayle and Shirley (Lewis) Kanz on November 3, 1961 in…

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Steve Adang left a message on July 29, 2021:
My Condolences to Greg's entire family. I worked daily with Greg at the Lee County Sheriff's Office in Florida. I will miss our coffee in the morning together and our lunches together. Besides all of the great law enforcement service and accomplishments he was a part of, Greg was a genuinely good person. He was helpful, caring and had a great sense of humor. His parents raised a good person, and it showed. He talked about his family, and many times was talking to his granddaughter, Giselle, on the phone while at work. I know he cared for her deeply. Although we can't be up there for the services, I and others here will be thinking about Greg today. We will miss him here, as he was an important co-worker and good friend.
Sherry Hayes Kennedy left a message on July 29, 2021:
My condolences to the Kanz family. We grew up as neighbors and friends. May God comfort you during this difficult time.
Kevin Morris left a message on July 28, 2021:
Gayle, sorry to hear about your brother. Your family is in our prayers.
Sandy (Cope) Dennis left a message on July 28, 2021:
My sincere sympathy to all the Kanz family and friends. I will always remember the good times growing up Gayle, Greg, Kim & Judy. Thoughts and prayers for all during this difficult time.
Rita Odson left a message on July 28, 2021:
Gayle & Sue: So very sorry for your loss. No matter what the circumstance......losing a child seems so "out-of-order". May you be blessed with many wonderful memories to sustain and comfort you at this very sorrowful time. With Deepest Sympathy, Ron & Rita Odson
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rodger hamilton left a message on July 28, 2021:
To the Greg Kanz family, Please accept the sincere sympathies for your loss of Greg, from all the police officers who belong to the Central Ohio Retired Police Officers Association, Greg's brother, Gayle, being one of those members. We pray that our Lord and Savior will comfort each of you and give you rest in His loving arms as you struggle through the sad days ahead. I know and worked with Gayle on the Columbus Police Dept. and I know that he is so sad at this news of the loss of his brother, Greg. Judging from the comments from condolence writers, Greg was a good man like his brother. We are sad to lose another police officer. The Lord bless each of you! Rodger Hamilton--Chaplain for the Central Ohio Retired Police Officers Association
Jerry Szuminski left a message on July 27, 2021:
I was Greg's co-worker Background Investigator at Lee County Sheriff's Office, FL. I write this in memory of Greg Kanz, who left us to soon. Greg we will Remember You in the Morning, in the Night when we look at the Stars. A song, a place, a smell. Greg may you have "Fair Winds and Following Seas", you are always with us. My sympathies to Bev and all of Greg's family.
Jack Torbeck left a message on July 27, 2021:
Greg we will miss you greatly. Seeing your smiling face while walking Sophie was wonderful. I will miss riding with you. We will pray for your family. God be with you
jeremiah byrne left a message on July 27, 2021:
Dear Mr. Kanz and the Kanz Family, Please accept my condolences on the passing of Greg. Mr. Kanz, you were the adult leader of our crew that went to the Philmont Boy Scout Ranch in New Mexico in 1975. And, Greg and I were thankful that you were there with us as you were a reasonable, patient gentleman. Since that time I have not had contact with Greg however, I remember him with good thoughts and great memories of that adventure. Please know that you are in my thoughts. Kindest personal regards. Cordially, Jerry Byrne Puerto Plata - Dominican Republic
Frank Harris left a message on July 27, 2021:
Greg was my dear friend and I waited anxiously for his return to Fort Myers so we could play golf and have some beers together. I will miss him very very much.May he rest in peace.
Harold (Harry) Cope left a message on July 26, 2021:
My deepest sympathies to his wife and friends, Greg and I grew up across from each other as kids. We we in scouting together, football, we were a close neighborhood of kids who did everything together To Mr.Kanz,Gayle,Kim, and Judy, I’m so very sorry for your loss My prayers to all family.
Marita Mmore left a message on July 23, 2021:
Sorry for your loss Bev and family. I didn't know him but I always loved Bev and her children. GOD Bless you in the coming days.
Janie Thornton left a message on July 23, 2021:
Amber, Keontez and family, So sorry To hear of the loss of your loved one.You are all in our thoughts and prayers . Love, Ali,Janie,&Tad
Jim & Shannon Gilbert left a message on July 22, 2021:
Greg was a friend to my father when they both worked together for many years in District 5 during “power shift” & 3rd shift hours. Enjoy that cup of coffee in heaven with my Dad Greg as you both enjoy laughing and catching up talking about the hood old days! Thoughts and prayers for the entire Kanz family on behalf of my family here in Columbus and Cincinnati. The Gilbert’s
Jessica and Bill Lewis left a message on July 22, 2021:
Prayers to Bev and the Family mourning a great loss. May God be with you in the coming days of grief and ease your pain knowing he has passed through the gates of Heaven. Such great memories working with him and marrying my dear friend Bev. Great people, great hospitality, great service, and amazing person through and through. God Bless. Love to you all.
Maggie West left a message on July 22, 2021:
So sorry for your families loss.. I worked with Greg and road harley’s with him for many years.. He will be missed by all including his CPD family..May you RIP brother Kanz until we see each other again
Leslie Little left a message on July 22, 2021:
I am so sorry to hear of Greg's passing. Wishing peace and comfort to all of his family.
Linda Hardacre left a message on July 22, 2021:
Dear Family, My heart aches for your loss. Praying for each of you during this time. Strength and peace to each of you. Love, Uncle John and Aunt Linda Hardacre (Tulsa, OK).
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