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.



7 thoughts on “Celebration of Life

  1. Ronald Tinkham

    Glad to have known Kreg. He surely left a great impression on many people. Best to Date (Class of ’88).

  2. Mike Bartz

    Never to be forgotten. A smile that could light up a room and a quiet demeanor that put everyone at ease, like a young John Wayne! He’ll be missed by many.

  3. Holly Huval (Silva)

    So sorry to hear this news and hope your family will find peace with his rest. Kreg gave me my first nursing job right of school ,at East Bay Surgery, a 40 year old new nurse, and his first new graduate nurse. I will forever be grateful for the opportunity he gave me. Beyond a doubt he was the best leader and mentor, and just overall great guy. It was an honour and privilege to have worked with him, I will not say for him as he would not approve. The world has lost an amazing man from whom we can all learn many lessons. Rest well dear friend…

  4. Holly Walker

    Kreg Palko – Our Hero!

    Kind, compassionate and wonderful
    Righteous, Ethical and Patriotic
    Edgar to fight any battle; AF football,
    Going to miss you here on Earth; until we see you in Heaven waiting with open arms.

    Please celebrate Kreg’s life. Wish I could stay thr


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