Monthly Archives: October 2017


Celebration of Life

Kreg’s Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, October 21st, 2017 at the Providence Biltmore Hotel from 2 – 5pm.  Dad selflessly decided to dedicate his body to the Massachusetts General Hospital to further their understanding of ALS. Therefore this is not a funeral, nor a memorial service. This is a chance to gather, tell stories, see old friends, meet new friends, and celebrate Kreg’s life and legacy. Everyone who knew Kreg is invited.

The Event:

  • The celebration will be held at the Biltmore Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island, Saturday October 21st from 2 – 5pm.
  • Dress is festive cocktail attire (or casual, but the venue is slightly upscale. Though, Air Force jerseys are encouraged).
  • We encourage you to make dinner reservations for after the event in Providence.

Getting Here:

  • We recommend flying into TF Green Airport in Providence
  • The Boston Logan Airport is also an option, but it is an hour and a half away
  • Event Parking is available through the hotel’s valet service (~$18), at the Biltmore Parking Garage at 51 Washington Street (~$12-$15), or available street parking (metered). Ubers, taxis, and Lyft are also recommended.


  • Hotels in Providence, RI; East Providence, RI; Seekonk, MA; or Airbnbs in Barrington, Bristol, or Warren, RI are recommended


Below are several restaurants within walking/taxi distance of the Biltmore Hotel for post-celebration dinners. We encourage you to make reservations.



In Kreg’s Memory


We are heartbroken to announce that at 10:00am this morning, Kreg took his final breath. It was an excruciating end and his body fought tirelessly as we watched him gasp for air over the course of 9 hours. Today’s fight was proceeded by two weeks of battling pneumonia and chronic pain, all without being able to communicate with us because of difficulties with ALS. It was a traumatizing end and we are all relieved it’s over.


We are spending this weekend with close family, but will be hosting a Celebration of Life for Kreg at a later date. As soon as we decide the date and venue we will share it far and wide so that everyone that Kreg touched and everyone who touched Kreg can come celebrate his bravery, spirit, and love.


In lieu of flowers and food (but not booze, we accept booze. sorry dad), we hope you’ll consider a donation to either the ALS Association of Rhode Island to assist families like ours with their expenses, or to ALS Therapy Development Institute who focuses exclusively on finding a cure. Both are very necessary and worthy causes.

  • The ALS Association Rhode Island Chapter, 2374 Post Road, Suite 103, Warwick, RI 02886 or can be made online at:
  • The ALS Therapy Development Institute:

Thank you for all your kind words and support, we are feeling so loved and know Kreg will live on through all of us.

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