September 2021 Volume 17

RIP Gregory Anthony Henry

Staff reporter KC Times
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December 14, 1964 – July 4, 2021

Gregory Anthony Henry was born on December 14th, 1964 in Kingston, Jamaica to Lorna Sampson and Ansel Henry. Greg as he was most affectionately known, grew up in a household with three brothers Chris, George & Ron and 1 sister Deborah.

In Greg’s early years he attended McCauley All Age School and upon successfully completing the Common Entrance Exams he was accepted to Kingston College(KC) in Jamaica where he excelled in all areas. Upon graduating from KC he went on to pursue higher education at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics & Accounting in 1987 and went on to work for Price Waterhouse as an Auditor.

In 1988 Greg started his employment with George & Branday Ltd a subsidiary of Grace, Kennedy & Company in Jamaica as a Financial Analyst, He worked diligently and was quickly promoted. In that same year Greg also met and fell in love with his wife to be Andrea, who was a work associate at another Grace Kennedy subsidiary. After a successful career in the financial industry; in 1991 they emigrated to the United States to pursue better opportunities and settled in California. Greg and Andrea were married on July 6th, 1991. A couple years later in 1995 they had their first child Shanice.

Being the motivated and ambitious person he was, Greg’s next step was to complete further education. He attended California State University, San Bernardino where he completed his Masters In Business Administration in 1997 while working full time at various organizations and taking care of his family which was a priority for Greg. Then in 2002 Greg attained further accomplishment by completing the postgraduate professional certification of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Greg and Andrea were then blessed with their second child, Brandon, in 2003.

Hard work, dedication, passion, true management and leadership skills led to a great career path in Finance & Investment at Southern California Edison for the past 25 years, he began climbing the ladder smoothly culminating with the final position of Director of Investments.

Through his hard work he was able to give himself and his family many amazing experiences. He travelled the world with his wife and family and got to see so much of the world with them.

Greg had a big heart and it was very important for him to give back to his community, so he volunteered wherever he could. His alma mater Kingston College was always dear to his heart and he would travel to Florida to participate in the Alumni’s large fundraising event held in October. Greg loved all sports and would be greatly involved “on the sidelines” in all the sports his children would participate in. He never missed a track meet or a soccer game. Listening to reggae music was another of his passions and you could find him most nights in his backyard relaxing by the pool and enjoying his music.

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