- February 9, 1960 - January 11, 2013
- Raleigh, North Carolina
of Gregory's Passing
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“There is not a day that goes by that you are not missed! We love you Greg and know you are with us in hearts! RIP brother
1 of 62 | Posted by: Kelly Mitchell- Promer
“Lauren and Taylor
2 of 62 | Posted by: Katheryn B - NC
“I was doing a search of old friends, so I Googled Greg, and came across his obit. Even though I haven't seen Greg in 25+ years, I was very sadden to...Read More »
3 of 62 | Posted by: Scott Parker - Greenville, SC
“I haven't talked to Greg in some years and was reaching out to him when I learned this shocking sad news. I'll always remember Greg as a kind...Read More »
4 of 62 | Posted by: George Vince - Latrobe, PA
“I love you so much Greggie... I am doing as you would expect me too and "pulling myself up by my boot-straps" and taking care of our business. But I...Read More »
5 of 62 | Posted by: Kristen Mitchell-Topolnitski - NC
“Dear Kristen,You do not know me, but some of my fondest childhood memories include: Greg, Susie, Mark and Joe Topolnitski. They used to come to...Read More »
6 of 62 | Posted by: Valerie Harakal - Breinigsville, PA
“My Dearest Kristen,Your beloved "Greggie" was a wonderful man, a strong and dedicated husband and father, and a valued and important member of our...Read More »
7 of 62 | Posted by: Carol Mitchell - Apex, NC
“Kristen, Words can not express my feelings for your loss. Greg was a great guy and in the short time I knew him he will always be remembered. If ever...Read More »
8 of 62 | Posted by: Tank Johnson - Clemmons, NC
“We are still in shock and so sad. Your wedding was so nice...we were so surprised that Greg was finally getting married! And you seemed perfect for...Read More »
10 of 62 | Posted by: Bob and Lorrie Topolin - New Hope, PA
“Kristen, Greg and I worked together when he was at Toko America 15+ years ago and we continued to catch up about once per year as we both changed...Read More »
11 of 62 | Posted by: J. Scott White - Fuquay Varina, NC
“My deepest sympathy to Greg's friends and family. Greg was a wonderful colleague at GEEP and was a tireless worker with great enthusiasm. Our...Read More »
12 of 62 | Posted by: Greg McWatt - GEEP, ON
“Sweet sister, my heart breaks for you because I know Greg was your 'everything' as you were his everything. You will get through this with Greg...Read More »
13 of 62 | Posted by: KELLY PROMER - raleigh, NC
“Sad when I heard of your loss. I am an old friend of Greg's and have some great memories from the years ago when we were in touch. He was a great...Read More »
14 of 62 | Posted by: Todd Davis - Charlotte, NC
“My deepest condolences go out to Greg's family.
15 of 62 | Posted by: Bruce Hartley - Laval, Quebec
“My condolences go out to Greg's family. I had the pleasure of working with Greg as a business partner of ours from Lenovo. Greg was a great guy and...Read More »
16 of 62 | Posted by: Rick Hellmann - SC
“Greg will be extremely missed at GEEP. I am proud to have gotten to know him over the last several months as we worked together doing the same job. ...Read More »
17 of 62 | Posted by: Davin McGinnis - Lewisville, NC
“Deepest sympathies from all the employees at GEEP Montreal. Our prayers to his family.
18 of 62 | Posted by: Stefano Eugeni - Montreal, QC
“I worked with Greg on a daily basis and even though I never met him in person, I know he was a very conscientious and caring person. He will be...Read More »
19 of 62 | Posted by: Alyson Hall - Barrie, ON
20 of 62 | Posted by: Shawna Heron - Barrie, ON
21 of 62 | Posted by: Angel Parrish - Raleigh, NC
“Kristen, Aunt Sue, Mark & Family,
We are deeply saddened for your loss. You have our sympathy.
John, Shelly, Ava, & Ella Zavatsky
I will always...Read More »
22 of 62 | Posted by: John Zavatsky - North Huntingdon, PA
“Our community was heart broken to hear about Greg. Dolores, Mark, all of Greg's family. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Greg...Read More »
23 of 62 | Posted by: JACKIE ( WANO) PETERSON - PA
“Greg you will missed dearly,I will miss your early walks with Myrtle everyday. Jose and I have no words to express the kindness and loving smile you...Read More »
24 of 62 | Posted by: Jose & Millie Hernandez - Raleigh, NC
“Dear Kristen and family; my heart is heavy for your loss. I pray God's divine love, his overwhelming compassion and his strong arms of comfort...Read More »
25 of 62 | Posted by: Cheryl Wike - FAYETTEVILLE, NC
“Kristen, I was so shocked and sorry to hear of Greg's passing. I pray that your good memories of him help you through this difficult time. I enjoyed...Read More »
26 of 62 | Posted by: Kelly Westbrook - Clayton, NC
“We send our deepest sympathies to Kristen, Lauren and all of Greg's family. We will remember his bright smile, fun spirit, and shining face. You...Read More »
27 of 62 | Posted by: Eileen Clary - NC
“Rest in Peace Greg....glad we had thechance to get to know one another at the gym.
28 of 62 | Posted by: Rob Standley - Rolesville, NC
“Sorry to hear about Greg's loss, my condolences to his loved ones.
29 of 62 | Posted by: Ramzi Sfeir - Montreal , Quebec
“Mark, Michelle, and Family,
Very sorry to hear about Greg.
Everyone in PP&S is very saddened about your lose.
Our thought and prayers are with...Read More »
30 of 62 | Posted by: Dennis Huff - Birmingham, AL
“Greg was the most loyal and honest friend anyone would have been lucky to have. Now, he is another angel watching over all of us.
31 of 62 | Posted by: Kelli Wilkinson - Raleigh, NC
“My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time.May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in...Read More »
32 of 62 | Posted by: Rita Prince - Fuquay Varina, NC
“We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Greg. Please know we have you all in our thoughts and prayers.
33 of 62 | Posted by: Jennifer Gallagher - Raleigh, NC
“Words cannot express how sadden we are with Greg's passing. He was a dear person and always quick to shared a smile and laugh. We are sending lots of...Read More »
34 of 62 | Posted by: Havrilla - Latrobe, PA - Counsin
“Kristen and family: Greg was a wonderful guy, always had a smile on his face and a kind word. You both made holidays a joy for me by including me...Read More »
35 of 62 | Posted by: Jenipher Riddle-Wilson - Raleigh, NC
“So sorry to here of the loss. I grew up with Greg and Mark in Bradenville, Pa. Two great guys and friends too.You and your family will be in our...Read More »
36 of 62 | Posted by: Stacy (Wano) Woodmancy - PA
“I am an old friend of Greg's. He will be missed. My sincere condolences.
37 of 62 | Posted by: Ed Byrum - Raleigh, NC
“His memory will always burn in our hearts.
38 of 62 | Posted by: KAREN O'NEAL - Middlesex, NC
“I am so sorry to hear about Greg's passing - I worked with Greg as one of my providers for a lenovo service. He will surely be missed
39 of 62 | Posted by: Carol Price - Morrisville, NC
“I am so sorry for your loss, Kristen. Let me know if I can do anything for you and I mean that with all my heart!
40 of 62 | Posted by: KAREN O'NEAL - Middlesex, NC
“Dearest Kristen and family, I was so shocked to hear of your beloved Greg's passing. No words can ever adequately express my heartfelt condolences...Read More »
41 of 62 | Posted by: A friend
“My heart goes out to you and your family. Greg was a good man with a kind heart. Even though I only knew him a short time, he will be missed.
42 of 62 | Posted by: Donna Clifton - Benson, NC
“Greg,You were more than a busniess partner, we were friends and I will always remember our travels all over the world.
43 of 62 | Posted by: Jaime Diaz - Plantation, FL
“Sending thoughts and prayers to all of Greg's family and friends. I worked with Greg on a few different accounts and he was an extremely dedicated...Read More »
44 of 62 | Posted by: Bev Brisebois - Barrie, ON
“So hard to say goodbye to my friend of twenty years. You have made me a better person for knowing you. I know Kenny is there to welcome u home to...Read More »
45 of 62 | Posted by: Hope Tyler - Raleigh, NC
“Working closely with Greg on international business, I admired his enthusiasm and optimisum, packed with reality. I can't think of working on...Read More »
46 of 62 | Posted by: Roswitha KOLB - Stuttgart-Germany
“This comes totally unexpected. It was great meeting you and working with you. Rest in Peace.
47 of 62 | Posted by: Stephan Anders
“Kristen/Family - My Heart is hurting right along with yours. Greg was one of the best friends that Ive ever had. He made me a better a man. My...Read More »
48 of 62 | Posted by: Doogie - Pearland, TX - Friend
“Greg was always smiling, happy, sweet and caring person. He will be missed. He was WAY to young to be taken.
49 of 62 | Posted by: Shawn Britt - Raleigh
“Kristen, I am so sorry for your loss. My love and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Mary McCaffrey
50 of 62 | Posted by: mary McCaffrey - Raleigh, NC
“To Kristen and family,
I am deeply sorry for your loss. Please know there are so many with their arms around you near and far away. May you find...Read More »
52 of 62 | Posted by: Laurie Joyner - Angier, NC
“My thoughts and prayers go out to you. He was a great FRIEND!
53 of 62 | Posted by: Emil Keyser - Huntersville, NC
“Greg was one of my good friends growing up in Bradenville, PA. I was shocked and saddened to hear of his passing.
My deepest symapthies to his...Read More »
54 of 62 | Posted by: Mr and Mrs Rick (Bert) Darazio - PA
“Kristen, you all are doing a wonderful job honoring Greg. Your family is strong and even stronger with having Greg a part of it,you are all...Read More »
55 of 62 | Posted by: Tara Holland - Knightdale, NC
“I'll love you always dear brother xoxo
56 of 62 | Posted by: Katherine Mitchell - Cary, NC
“Kristin, Lauren, and family,
We were so sad to hear about Greg's passing. He was such a great friend to my father, Larry, and was so helpful, kind,...Read More »
57 of 62 | Posted by: Kaylin Carson Walters - Clayton, NC
58 of 62 | Posted by: Taylor Gibson - Raleigh, NC
“RIP Daddy Greg! I love you. Love LaurenGreg, our friendship was short, but so important! We share a beautiful daughter who is the very best parts...Read More »
59 of 62 | Posted by: Katheryn Crounse - Raleigh, NC
“Kristen and Family - you are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you very much and you will get through this with the support of your loving family...Read More »
60 of 62 | Posted by: A friend
I know there are no words anyone could express to ease your pain but I wanted you to know that my heart is grieving for you as I will...Read More »
61 of 62 | Posted by: Grace Engel Godbold - Clayton, NC
“Kristen and family, Our hearts are so sad for you and all of your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you comfort and peace...Read More »
62 of 62 | Posted by: Gary and Martha Joyner - Angier, NC
Our beloved Gregory Peter Topolnitski of Latrobe, PA passed away ever so untimely on the morning of Friday January 11, 2013 from natural causes in his beautiful loving home in Raleigh, NC with his wife, best friend, and love of his life Kristen Mitchell-Topolnitski right by his side. He was such an honorable, loving, loyal man! A incredibly proud father of one amazing beautiful 7 year old daughter Lauren Crounse Topolnitski; the humble proud son of his mother Dolores Topolnitski; his father Joseph Topolnitski & best man "Uncle Stubby" welcomed Greg in heaven and are surely celebrating his incredible life with him right now as we all should be here on earth too! Greg's loyal brother will always be Greg's other half, best friend, and proud confidante. Marks wife Michelle Topolnitski was so much more than a sister-in-law, but a voice of reason, strength, and love for our family including her son Micah Topolnitski, Greg's handsome, sweet nephew. Greg was so proud of you Micah!
Greg's family on his wife Kristen Mitchell Topolnitski's side had "adopted" him as their own too… And we will always cherish our many wonderful memories together, and share a love for Greg that will last forever. His mother-in-law "GiGi" Carol Mitchell and father-in-law Bob Mitchell will always be forever thankful for the happiness he brought their daughter. Kristen and Greg's friendship endured for over 12 years although their marriage was cut short – but nevertheless the love they share will live forever in both of their hearts and spirits. Greg's sisters & brother-in- law Kelly & Chad Promer & Katherine Mitchell all think of Greg as not only a brother but also a best friend and trusted confidante. His niece and nephew (in-law) Madelyn and Lincoln Promer look up to and love their "Uncle Greggie" with pride and amazement!
Gregory Peter Topolnitski was a man of many skills, nobility, much wisdom, and much love, but the ONE thing he should always be remembered by is the amazing FRIEND he was to all he loved! There wasn't anything he wouldn't do to help a loved one… And that is why he will live on in all of us forever.
A visitation will be held on Monday Jan. 14th, 2013 from 6-8 pm at Montlawn Funeral Home (2911 South Wilmington St, Raleigh NC 27603) and the funeral service will also be at Montlawn on Tuesday, January 15th 2013 at 2pm. Interment will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park. We invite all who loved him to join us. God bless you Gregory! We love you…
Arrangements are by Montlawn Funeral Home, 2911 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, N.C. Condolences may be made to www.montlawn.com