The Last Ball!
Kim Gregory, amazing husband, father, Papou, brother, uncle and friend to many, went out on top, doing what he loved most, playing tennis with his buddies. Kim departed this life, mid-serve on the Cottonwood Country Club court. He was born in SLC, Utah to Penny Hancock and Chet Gregory. An avid University of Utah football fan, he loved all sports but especially tennis, which he played at Murray High and later at the collegiate level. At Westminster college, where Kim graduated with a business degree, he met and later married Athena Floros. He continued to be involved with the Alumni Association. He served in the US Army reserve. His career then took the couple to the Bay Area, where he was employed by Liberty Mutual Insurance and a daughter, Nicolle, was added to the family. In San Francisco, Kim purchased his dream car, a 911 Porsche, he continued to worship the brand throughout his life. Prior to returning to Utah, the family moved to Colorado Springs where he was employed as the mid-western Regional Sales manager at Cable Vision USA.
Returning to SLC, Kim helped jump-start a new publication called Utah Holiday Magazine, later becoming, Salt Lake Magazine. Advertising continued to be his career path until the day he retired. Kim was also influential to other publications such as: City Weekly, Newspaper Agency Corporation (NAC) and Profiles of Utah People, the magazine he published.
When Kim entered a room, he truly was a force with his infections laugh, big smile and huge personality. He was the master of one-liners and could entertain a crowd. His stories and banter about everyday life were epic. Kim never had anything bad to say about anyone unless you, unfortunately, brought up politics. He was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church and also the Athanasios Diakos Civic Organization, and twenty-year volunteer at the Greek festival. A lover of all things Greek, he referred to himself as Kim Gregorios but was better known as “Mr. Gregarious”! Kim loved spending time with his family, traveling, writing stories, cooking and enjoying the simple pleasures of each day.
He is survived by his wife Athena, daughter Nicolle Gregory Solden, grandchildren Alec and Samantha, sisters, Judy Barnett, Debra (Howard) Dahle and in-laws Pam Floros Juliano (Jim), Nick Floros (Lynn Fratto), numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws and cousins.
Preceded in death by his parents, and sister Toni Henderson.
A viewing will be held at the Larkin Mortuary at 260 East South Temple in Salt Lake City on Sunday from 6 to 8 PM. Funeral Services will be held Monday, March 29, 2021 at 11:00 am at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral at 279 South 300 West in Salt Lake City, Utah. Covid protocols will be observed.
Virtual services can be found at larkinmortuary.com
Interment will be held immediately following the funeral services at Larkin Sunset Gardens at 1950 East 10600 South in Sandy, Utah.
Kim has requested, in lieu of flowers, donations to be made to Holy Trinity/Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox church www.GOCSLC.com.
The family wishes to thank St. Marks Hospital ICU “dream team” and the first responders for their skillful compassionate care.
A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date.
May his memory be eternal.