Gregory Yencarelli, II, 73 of Brick Township, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, November 1, 2021. Greg worked at Fort Monmouth in Resource Management until retiring in 2009. He was a proud Army veteran having served in Vietnam. While in fellowship at the 5th Avenue Chapel, Greg was active in the Sunday School and Christmas programs. He also accepted the role as church youth leader. He and his wife Joyce ministered to and mentored the teens of the church for over 30 years. Born in Long Branch, Greg grew up in West Belmar. He also lived in Neptune before moving to Brick in 1977. He was predeceased by his parents, Gregory and June Yencarelli.
Greg was an avid Steelers fan going back to the days of the Steel Curtain, much to his father’s dismay as a Giants fan. He passionately watched the Steelers play through the highs and lows with much yelling and waving of his Terrible Towel. Greg also loved the St. Louis Cardinals, which was once again to the dismay of his Yankees fan father. On top of being a sports fan, Greg loved Elvis Presley and could often be found listening to Elvis’s earliest works, hymns, while working around the house. The only thing Greg loved more than sports or Elvis was his family.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Joyce; son Tony; daughter Kim; sisters, Mary Haddon and husband David, June Boyle and husband Bob, Lois Gelman and Husband Mark, Beth Wisser and husband Terry, Rita Rabideau and husband Paul; cousin Michael Yencarelli and his wife Jackie; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Friday, November 5, 2021 from 5 to 8pm at the 5th Avenue Chapel, 304 5th Ave., at B Street, Belmar, NJ. Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Saturday at the Church. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate, in his memory would be appreciated.