Greg Thomas Tracy, 55, passed away in Los Angeles, California on August 24, 2018, following a rapid series of declines in his health. On December 21, 1962, in Whittier, California, Greg was born to his parents Thomas Tracy & Carol Lynn (Taylor) Tracy. He was wed to his beloved wife, Michele C. Walker, on November 18, 2006, and together they celebrated nearly 12 years of marriage together. Greg will be deeply missed by his family, his friends and all who knew him.
Greg grew up in La Habra, attending Carden Elementary School and would later work as a playground monitor and become their go-to IT specialist. He attended both Sonora High School and Servite High School in Anaheim and graduated from California State University, Fullerton, with a Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy in 1986. Greg was an established, self-employed software developer since 1993 and was very talented and creative in his field.
Greg was a passionate man, having many interests and talents in life. He had a deep love for music, sound recording, the visual arts, the culinary arts, literature, and poetry. His ability to engage people in discussions and debate led into a great interest in politics which took on form at KUCI 88.9FM where he hosted his own radio talk show in the late 90s and early 2000s called The Third View. At the same station, as DJ G Thomas T, he hosted an eclectic world music show called "Deconstruction" where he would play everything and anything but what was expected. He also acted as program director for a period and mentored and encouraged co-workers to contribute their creative talents.
He was always in his element in the kitchen developing and researching recipes and sharing his food any chance he got. Of all Gregs interests in life, his greatest passion was in music. He was a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and drummer for several local bands in Orange County including The Flys, Invisible Chains, Plato's Stepchildren, Little Baby Justice and Budder to name a few. Greg generously shared his sound engineering skills with his local community for many local productions and music venues, including some family weddings.
Greg is survived by his beloved wife, Michele C. Walker, his loving parents, Tom & Carol Tracy, his sisters, Lynn Tracy-Patterson and Anne Valva, and countless friends. He was a loving & sweet son, brother, brother-in-law, husband, uncle, nephew, and friend. Greg had a wonderful sense of humor and a joyful smile for everyone. He gladly shared his talents and blessings and will be remembered for his kind and generous heart.
A Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 2:00pm at Fullerton First United Methodist Church, 114 N. Pomona Ave., Fullerton.