J. Greg Root

(Sep 23, 1942 to Dec 9, 2012)

After a brief illness, Greg died on December 9, 2012 at his home in Cinnaminson, at the age of 70. Beloved husband for 37 years of Donna (nee Dean). Loving father if Jennifer Wood (Kevin) of West Jordan, Utah and Greg D. of Long Beach Island, NJ. Grandfather of Tyler, Bethany, Matthew and Olivia. He is survived by his brother John (Anita) of Niceville, FLA and his mother-in-law Jean Dean of Ship Bottom, NJ.rn Greg was raised in Albion, NY. He was predeceased by his father Robert Root and his mother Jane Jackson. He attended Manlius Prep in Syracuse, NY and Northeastern in Boston, Mass. rn He was a “nuke” in Admiral Rickover’s program and served on Polaris and fast attack submarines for eleven years. After the Navy Greg entered the medical imaging field. He was involved in development , marketing and sales of nuclear medicine, ultrasound and M.R. He retired in 1999. rn Greg was a passionate fan of Formula One and open wheel racing, rooted for the Phillies and maintained a keen interest in national politics and world affairs.rn Funeral services are private. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to Samaritan Hospice 5 Eves Dr., Suite 300, Marlton, NJ 08053.rn

4 thoughts on “J. Greg Root

  1. Gail Downs

    Donna, Gregory, and Jean, My heart is with you. Deepest sympathies from Gail, Terry, Meghan, Ed, Ryan, Cristin, Mike, Alicia and Joshua. I will see you soon. Love you all.

  2. Bob&Vickie Dean

    Donna, Gregory, and Jean, we were so very sorry to hear of your loss. We are grateful that we were able to visit with all of you in April. May God bring you comfort during this difficult time. Love always, Bob and Vickie

  3. Chaplain Ray Fritz

    Our sympathy to Donna and the family. We are thankful for his service aboard US Submarines. As a “Brother of the Phin” we say, “Sailor, rest your oars. We have the watch.” Rev. Ray Fritz, National Chaplain United States Submarine Veterans, USSVI.

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