On February 5, 2021 Gregory Howard Mikolash passed away following a brief illness. The oldest of five siblings, Greg was born December 30, 1968 in San Jose, CA to Howard “Mick” Mikolash and Bonnie Boogard. He grew up in Ogden and attended Ogden High School where he was a member of the soccer and swim teams. Greg graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Geography. While in college, Greg spent his summers as a river guide on the Snake River in Jackson Hole and afterwards his guiding expertise made way for a lot of river running trips with his friends and family, these were some of his favorite times. Greg became the first City Planner for the City of Syracuse before moving on as a Planner for Salt Lake City Corporation, where he worked for over a decade. Greg took extreme pride in his work and no one was as well versed in City code as he was. Greg also worked as City Planner for West Jordan City for a short time before going back to Salt Lake City Corporation, which was his pride and joy. Greg had many hobbies, he was a member of the Masters Swim Team and participated in a few century bike rides. He also Greg took extreme pride in his work and no one was as well versed in City code as he was. enjoyed traveling, working on old cars, hiking, running, camping and hanging out with his Border Collies. Two of whom he has been reunited with. Greg’s shenanigans, sense of humor, knowledge of hot rods and kind hearted spirit will be greatly missed.

Preceded in death by his sister Suzie, grandparents and parents. Greg is survived by his loving sweetheart Debby, brothers Matt (Liz), Ryan (Cornelia), and sister Becca (Bobby). Also survived by his uncle Lowell (Gail), cousins, nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. The family would like to thank the ICU Team at the University Hospital for the great care they provided.


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Serenicare Funeral Home
2281 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT

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Feb 08, 2021

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I don’t even have the words to describe Greg Mikolash! I had the privilege of working with him at the City of West Jordan; Greg, the City Planner, and I was the City Clerk/Recorder, for over 11 years! We learned so much about each other: our Border Collies; his love for Debby; our challenges with work issues. Greg was ALWAYS the friend I could vent to, and share many of my challenges with regarding work, and just life in general.

Greg is definitely a kind soul! Compassionate, understanding, patient, and always willing to lend an ear!

I wanted him to find to love of his life. I had the privilege of watching his love for Derby grow into a beautiful relationship! Debby completed his life!

He definitely is the ‘Border Collie Whisperer!’ He provided advice from the beginning of my path in having 3 Border Collies! I am happy to say that he was able to see all of them as puppies in his office!

I am blessed to have Greg for a friend! Rest In Peace! Love you Debby!

Melanie Briggs

Melanie Briggs , West Jordan, UT, US Mar 05, 2021

Greg was a great person to work with. He was very knowledgeable and always in a great mood. He was definitely missed when he left Syracuse City. Thank you Greg for all you did for us.

Brenda Mar 03, 2021

I was an intern for Greg at West Jordan. He gave me my start in Planning and I will always be grateful for him. He was a great mentor and boss. I am so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my prayers.

Weston Applonie , Syracuse, UT, US Feb 16, 2021

I have had many colleagues and none left an impression like Greg did. The man could juggle the most difficult of circumstances and always keep that smile and an upbeat attitude. He was a resource, a friend, and king of the potluck.

I will miss him deeply but am happy for his eternal peace.

I am so sorry for your loss, Debby.

JP , salt lake city, UT, US Feb 09, 2021