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Lance Gregson

SCHROON LAKE Lance Gregson 44 died suddenly on Wednesday October 31, 2007 as the result of a construction accident. Born May 20, 1963 in Warsaw, NY, Lances family moved to Schroon Lake in 1969, and claimed Charley Hill Rd. as his own. He graduated from Schroon Lake Central in 1980. Lance was renowned as a stonemason, bicyclist, Philanthropist, life coach, and for his ridiculous sense of humor. Lance developed an elliptical adaptation of the Rumford style firebox and used it to build high-end fireplaces. He has created some of the finest stonemasonry and performed the highest quality restoration work. Lance was a general contractor and leaves behind many satisfied customers. He was also an avid bicyclist, often seen riding the 26 miles around Schroon Lake and wherever there were hills. He was the sports biggest advocate in his black riding shorts, colorful jerseys and a funny little hat. Lance raised thousands of dollars for Lance Armstrong Foundation, riding with Lance Armstrong at one point. He even had the nerve to give Armstrong a hard time about stealing his name. In June 2007 Lance rode 800 miles in the Canadian Rockies, raising funds for the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Lance was a certified life coach, corporate coach and Live Your Vision coach. He helped many people realize their dreams and exercise their potential through his Breakaway Coaching business. His was a life well lived, though painfully short. Lance was predeceased by his father Albert A. Gregson. Survivors include his wife of seventeen years, Anne Gregson of Schroon Lake, his mother Carol Gregson of Olmstedville, 2 sisters Kris (Richard) Moss of Queensbury and their children Nathan and Julie, Jill(John) Harris of Chestertown and their children Argus, Aron, Daniel, Jill, Noah, and Briana, 4 brothers Eric (Jane) Gregson of Severance and their daughter Allison, Barry (Darlene) Gregson of Schroon Lake and their children Matthew, Dylan and Skye, Kent Gregson (Daisy) of Indian Lake and his daughter Sara, Blair (Denise) Gregson of Newcomb and their children Ellie, Becky, Blair James, Ryan. In- laws Elisabeth Bang of Schroon Lake and Ted (Marge) Ressler of Camden, Del. and Bill (Dawn) Ressler of Virginia Beach. A celebration of Lances life is planned for 11:00 AM Saturday Nov. 10 at Schroon Lake Community Church to be followed by a pot-luck reception at Wakonda Family Campground. Friends are asked to come prepared to share stories about Lance. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lance Armstrong Foundation P.O. Box 161150 Austin, TX 78716-1150(www.livestrong.org) or The Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 2221 Yonge St. Suite 601 Toronto, ON M4S2B4. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Barton-McDermott Funeral Home 9 Pine St. Chestertown.

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