In Memory of Greg Pellinger

Hopatcong, like any school, has cliques and groups and divisions. Only someone like Greg was able to break down these walls with the brightest smile and personality. Whatever religion we are, our prayers go out to his family today.

Greg, you will be missed.


The Arrow Staff

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8 comments for “In Memory of Greg Pellinger

  1. Emily Schaller
    February 21, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Greg was an amazing person! He always had a big smile on his face! Whenever he walked into a room, he always made it bright! He always made us laugh no matter what he said. He was fabulous! And will be greatly missed! Stay fierce, Greg <3

  2. Keely Johnston
    February 21, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    Greg was one like no other. He was more than just someone who strutted down the hallways. He was one who could brighten everyone’s life by just one smile. Everyone knew him and it was really hard to dislike him. I can’t think of one memory that I have with him that was bad. People never realized how close he and I were but I knew and so did he. I have so many beautiful memories with Gregory. We used to go on walks everyday and go and get Arizona at 3 in 1 together. I used to go over his house all of the time and just hang out. I’ll never forget him walking me home in the dark and then him calling me before he even left my driveway so I could keep him company as he walked back to his house. I have so many memories with that fierce human being as so many people have and it just seems so unreal that I won’t have anymore. But the ones that I have will truly be cherished forever and I will never forget my best friend. Ever. Forever my “Puff daddy”, forever my best friend.

  3. Marie Archambault
    February 21, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    Greg was such a positive, funny and all around amazing person. Having the opportunity to grow up across the street from him was a pleasure. He always knew how to put a smile on my face. I’ll miss you, Greg.

  4. Megan Kelly
    February 21, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Greg and his sisters and I used to play soccer when I was around 8 or 9. His sister Megan was my coach, and whenever I needed help he was always there with that big smile of his. Unfourtulately I rarely talked to him after I quit soccer. I wish I had. Greg held himself up high with golden confidence. He was very proud of who he was. So very talented and amazing. Thank you Greg for being unique and not being afraid of being who you are. I idolize you for that, and hope to one day to be as talented as you were! I’ll miss seeing you around school! Rest fresh funky,and fierce! #restinpower

  5. Emily Silveira
    February 21, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    The one memory that keeps going through my mind is Art Class when Greg, Katie and I used to sit at our usual table right up front for Debos to always linger around. We had such an idea to read out one of the most crappy stories and act it out all together. We were going to get people involved and we had planned on doing it over the summer but due to complications and everyone being busy that didn’t happen..

    And God do I wish I could go back and clear up my schedule and force them to do the same so we could do it. So we could spend time together. The thing is his death just doesn’t feel correct.. it feels wrong. Like some error in the system was made and it was an oops. That they just need to reset that and have things be okay. It feels so unbelievably incorrect. He was too young… he had so much going for him..

    It just kills me really, and I’m so grateful I got to know him and be his friend. He had always been so kind and welcoming to me.

  6. Naomi Kuren
    February 22, 2015 at 3:49 am

    What can I say about Greg? Greg was the light at the end of the dark tunnel. Although, I wasn’t best friends with him, I knew him. I remember the first day of drama club last year, he said, “You have really pretty eyes” and I remember smiling during the entire run of the scene, knowing that he was the first guy to compliment me. I remember screaming, “Greg, I love you! You’re my favorite person,” and I remember him stopping me in the halls telling me to rejoin drama and man, I regret not auditioning. Greg and I used to sit in the audience during rehearsal and talk about teen wolf and repauls drag race for hours. I only knew him for a short time, but he taught me to smile and love life. I will miss his sass and miss calling him Beyonce. Oh how I will miss calling his name in the halls and seeing that smile. Greg, if you’re reading this up in heaven, keep being fierce, funky and fresh. We all love you! You made such a big impact on this tiny school. You’ll always be my Puck of that crazy play Midsummer/Jersey. You always reminded me of Peter Pan, with that costume and never wanting to grow up attitude and happiness.

  7. Amber Fendrock
    February 22, 2015 at 5:09 am

    I remember the first time meeting Greg; we were about 6 and we played T-ball together. He was always the funny one. Way later we got into high school and freshman year we were locker buddies. He wrote me a Christmas card that year and I still have the drawings. In drama he was always so sassy and funny. In English we sit in a circle and he is next to me and he was always the talker of the group. I’d just nod because I never wanna speak in that class even though I have to. And when we would have to grade our papers, we both would say how ours sucked. Now it’s gonna be so different not having him next to me. He was an amazing person and everyone got along with him. Greg is a really good friend. My prayers and heart goes out to his family. We will always remember our very sassy Greg.

  8. Anna
    March 29, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    he had an amazing personality and was very talented.. what an awesome guy he was. he had a great personality

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