Funeral Mass next Thursday for Gregory L. Bentler, 1974-2018

Family and friends will gather Thursday to remember Gregory L. Bentler, and are sharing this with the community:

Greg passed away peacefully at home on June 6th, 2018, after a two-year battle with a brain tumor. He was born in Seattle on July 20th, 1974 to Wayne and Mary Bentler, along with his twin sister Elizabeth, joining sisters Christine and Sharon. He grew up in Arbor Heights, where he met his best friend Dan Vornbrock in kindergarten. Greg attended Holy Family Elementary and then Kennedy High School. He began working at MacDonald-Miller his senior year and continued on with MacDonald-Miller, where he completed an apprenticeship in sheet metal.

In 2000 he married his love, Kristin Keller. They were blessed with three children, Annie, Julia, and William, and settled in West Seattle to raise their family.

Greg was a true outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing, and all outdoor adventures. He enjoyed fishing for salmon and halibut in Alaska and off the Washington coast, as well as fishing for trout in the state’s many lakes. He also enjoyed exploring back country trails on a quad or snow mobile.

Greg was a true family man who spent many summers camping with his friends and family carrying on the traditions of his childhood and creating new ones with extended family and friends. He was a true believer in the motto “work hard, play hard,” and an excellent provider for his family. He enjoyed taking his family crabbing and fishing in Puget Sound, which was often followed by a stop at the marina for ice cream. Winters included taking the kids to the mountains for ski lessons, inner-tubing, and picking out the perfect Christmas tree.

Three years after graduating from Kennedy High School, Greg bought his first real estate investment, which led to a successful career as a general contractor with his lifelong friend Dan. Restoring and remodeling houses led to the formation of Brace Point Carpentry and a focus on new construction.Greg took great pride in having designed the house currently under construction for his family.

Greg led by example. He was solid, kind and generous with his time and knowledge. No matter what time the phone rang he was willing to help. He was the one you called upon, whether in an emergency or simply for advice. Greg had a kind heart and touched everyone who knew him.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, June 14th at 1 pm at Holy Rosary Church, 4139 42nd Ave SW. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, a remembrance may be made to Cancer Care Alliance, Providence Hospice of Seattle, or Holy Rosary School.

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Arrangements entrusted to Emmick Family Funeral Services – West Seattle

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3 Replies to "Funeral Mass next Thursday for Gregory L. Bentler, 1974-2018"

  • BGH June 10, 2018 (5:40 am)

    He was a very good man…….

  • Zac June 10, 2018 (9:36 am)

    I have known Greg for many years, first as one of our regulars when I worked at Subshop, then he and Dan purchased the building my wife, my son and I live in. Greg was always smiling and always had a joke to make me laugh. Thinking of you and your family,  Greg. I hope you are enjoying a french dip with the big guy upstairs. 

  • Daniele Chavezcurtis June 10, 2018 (2:04 pm)

    My heartfelt condolences to your family so sorry to hear

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