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Gregory Todd Less, beloved son of Katherine and the late Reginald Less, passed away peacefully at his family home in Glenville, NY on November 16th with his mother and siblings at his side. He was born in Schenectady on August 14, 1970.
Greg is survived by his mother, Katherine T. Less; his sister, Patricia A. Less, of Imperial, MO; his brother, James L. Less, and his wife, Kimberly, of Canyon Country, CA; his niece Madeline M. Less; many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; Reginald and Ann Lesnieski, and George and Dorothy Taylor, Sr.
Greg enjoyed the simple pleasures of life, such as people and animal watching, concerts in the park, and watching the boats on the Mohawk River. He was fond of eating out and didn’t care whether it was the food court at the mall or a sit-down dinner. He loved hanging out with his extended family (especially their dogs). He always loved the family cats and goldfish. Most recently he and his mom adopted a cat, Mr. Moon, who was always at his side.
The highlight of every summer for Greg was family vacations at our camp on the Sacandaga Reservoir where he would swim, ride in his raft, enjoy the warm sun and cool breezes, and play card games and Yahtzee late into the evening.
From early childhood, Greg traveled much of the country on motorhome trips with his family. As an adult, he continued to motorhome with his parents, journeying as far as Virginia, Florida, Missouri, and New Mexico to visit his brother and sister. He and his dad found many opportunities along the way to take historic steam train rides and visit aquariums.
Greg enjoyed listening to music, mostly classic country, although his niece introduced him to more modern country music. He also liked audio books, especially mysteries or stories about animals.
He bowled with his team in the ARC “Strike Force” league, enjoyed horseback riding in a therapeutic equestrian program, and swam at the Center for Disability Services.
He graduated with an IEP diploma from Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School in June1991, attended Schenectady ARC Day Program for 11 years, and Burnt Hills Day Habilitation Program since July 2002.
Greg resided at the Jockey Street IRA for 17 years, and recently moved to the Farm to Market IRA in 2023. Although he enjoyed his housemates, Greg spent as much time as possible at his family home with his mother where he was happiest and most comfortable.
Even though life presented Greg with many challenges, through the love and support of family, friends, and staff, he was able to embrace it fully and touched many, many lives along the way.
Services will be held on Wednesday, November 22nd, at 9:15 a.m. from the Glenville Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Saratoga Rd, Glenville. Calling hours will be 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21st at the Glenville Funeral Home on Glenridge Rd. Interment will be in St. Patricks Cemetery, Cambridge, NY. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Greg may be made to the Animal Protective Foundation, 53 Maple Ave, Scotia or St Joseph’s Indian School, Chamberlain, SD.
Arrangements by DeLegge Funeral Home.