In Memory

Dave A. McGregor - Class Of 1965

Dave A. McGregor

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David McGregor

David "Dave" McGregor of Saginaw, Michigan Beloved husband, dad, grandpa "Papa", and brother passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at the University of Michigan Health Systems. He was 74 years old. David was born on July 9, 1947, in Saginaw, Michigan to the late Russel and Dorothy (O'Dell) McGregor. He attended and graduated from Arthur Hill High School in 1965. Dave displayed the love of music at an early age, while accompanying his dad on vinyl records. As a young man, he became proficient on violin and attended Interlochen. Following high school and college at Central Michigan University, he enlisted in the U. S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Dave chose a career with the U. S. Postal Service as a city letter carrier, a position he held for 43 years. His love of music continued through adulthood. Dave entertained many as the lead singer and "fiddle player" of The Sauce Cats" zydeco band. After a lengthy engagement, Dave married the love of his life, Lydia (Parks) Enos, combining their families on September 15, 2019; she survives him. Surviving are his children: Erin (Tom) Reou, Megan (Alan Jacobs) McGregor, Mark (Adriana) Enos, Julie (Nick) Paulson; his grandchildren that brought him much joy, Jillian Reou, Zoe Jayne and Sophia Lucio, Cadence Jacobs, Hunter, Madison, Timothy, and Jaxson Enos, Alivia Geese, Walker and Mariah Paulson, and adopted granddaughter, Savanna Mapes; sister, Gail (Paul) Gotter, in-laws, Jim Willard, Tom (Deb) Parks, Tim (Cindy) Parks, Jim (Wanda) Parks, Jackie (Rich) Burrill, Kathie Parks, Kimberly Parks, and Leigh Parks; the mother of his children, Renee (Pelkey) McGregor; uncle, Rex (Lois) O'Dell; and many special relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Kelly McGregor; infant brother, Terrance McGregor; father-in-law, Robert Pelkey; sister-in-law, Karen Willard; brother-in-law, Robert Parks. A Memorial Service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at the W. L. Case & Company, 4480 Mackinaw Road. Rev. Ted McCulloch will officiate. Friends are welcome to visit the funeral chapel on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Wounded Warrior Project or Major Chords for Minors, a program promoting music lessons to children. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home or through My love for you will live on until we are together again. Your loving wife, Lydia

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12/18/21 02:04 PM #1    

Marlene Melcher

So sorry to see this... I had a date with Dave in 8th grade!  A hayride... and everyone was kissing  ...   I was not into it at that time... and put off the inevitable as long as possible... L O L

He was always fun and funny.... RIP Dave!

12/18/21 03:13 PM #2    

James Longhurst (Longhurst)

Very sad to hear this!  We had become friends on Facebook and he kept us all informed on family activities and events.  Dave and I were in the same homeroom together at South Intermediate School in Saginaw, MI - Room 203 with Ruby Gibbs as our homeroom teacher!  I remember he had band class back then!  Condolences to his family and friends.  

12/18/21 05:22 PM #3    

Stephen Liskow

My family moved next door to Dave's when we were both three years old. We were classmates at John Moore School on Court Street until he moved over near Fordney (I think?) Park a few years later. We were never in a class together all through junior high or Arthur Hill, but we stayed friends and my parents and his parents stayed in touch, too. We moved to Connecticut in '67, but I looked him up when I went back to Michigan for the 2005 reunion and he was still the same warm and delightful person I remembered from all those years ago. His parents were great people, too, and I remember his sister Gail, although I didn't know her as well. I'm really sorry to hear of his passing, and my heart goes out to his family and friends. 

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