Father Gregory Heers, 81, of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese fell asleep in the Lord on June 11, 2016. Father Gregory was born on January 17, 1935 and was married to the former Catherine Platos for 52 years. Father Gregory is survived by his sons John Heers and Fr. Peter Heers, daughter Elizabeth Berg, and eleven grandchildren.
Father Gregory became an Orthodox priest in 1992 and served Antiochian parishes in California and London, Ontario. Many people from his previous affiliation became Orthodox through his example. He retired in Greenville, South Carolina, in 2005 and attended Saint John of the Ladder (OCA) with Father Marcus Burch as rector.
In loving memory of Father Gregory memorial donations may be made to further the church building fund: Saint John of the Ladder Orthodox Church, 701 Augusta Arbor Way, Piedmont, SC 29673, www.stjohnoftheladder.org.
May his memory be eternal, and may his soul dwell with the blessed!