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Gregory Michael Reamy

Gregory Michael Reamy of Fairfax, Virginia passed away on December 12, 2020 in the loving arms of his family. Greg was born on March 29, 1948, in Alexandria, Virginia. The son of Harvey and Hazel Reamy, Greg was their 8th son and one of 12 children. Greg learned early on to use his comedic talents to make sure he got noticed in the crowd of siblings. Greg graduated in 1966 from George Washington High School and was an active member of the alumni group. A lover of music with a great vinyl collection, in his younger years Greg would spend his weekends DJ’ing.

After high school Greg began working at the Department of Interior in Washington, D.C., but would soon answer the call to report for military duty (following in the footsteps of his 7 older brothers). Greg honorably served in the U.S. Army, with a tour of duty in Vietnam as a Communications Specialist, attaining the rank of E-5. After his discharge from the Army, Greg returned to government service where he spent the next 36 years, retiring from the Department of Energy as a Weatherization Program Specialist. Whether at home, work or play, Greg was known as “the king of one liners”. His quick wit and dimpled smile made him a favorite with co-workers and friends alike.

On August 2, 1975, Greg married the real love of his life, Linda Holle, and in 1978 they were blessed with a son, Michael James Reamy. Greg shared his love of sports with son Michael and during Michael’s high school years he loved to watch him play basketball. In 2012, Greg and Linda welcomed a new addition to their family, daughter in law Lauren Pastarnack who quickly learned to keep up with Greg’s banter.

A regular golfer, Greg enjoyed spending much of his retirement on the courses, which included yearly trips to Myrtle Beach with his best friends. Besides his love of watching sports of all kinds, Greg also enjoyed watching old movies to the point that he could recite the lines. Another passion for Greg was working on his lawn (a real show piece) which received yard of the month in his housing development on more than one occasion. Whether Greg was playing the machines at his favorite casino or playing cards at the Eagles with his old Alexandria friends, he was the life of every party. Even in his last weeks, Greg would muster up the strength to dish out a one liner. We are sure Greg is holding court in heaven and keeping everyone smiling.

Besides his wife, Linda Holle Reamy, son Michael James Reamy and daughter-in-law Lauren (Pastarnack) Reamy, Greg leaves behind brothers Robert Neville Reamy (Carol), Kenneth Lee Reamy (Gail), Donald Gene Reamy, and sisters Connie (Reamy) Dean (Tom) and Susan (Reamy) Ayub. Greg was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Hazel (Ale) Reamy; sisters Hazel Eleanor Reamy, Katherine Barbara (Reamy) Hammock; and brothers Clarence Harvey Reamy, Thomas Clyde Reamy, David Wayne Reamy, and Charles William Reamy.

Service Information: Due to COVID-19, there will be no memorial service. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The V Foundation for Cancer Research.

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