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Gregory Shesko

On Tuesday, June 16, 2020, Gregory John Shesko passed away at home with his wife and daughter present, exactly one month shy of his 77th birthday. Born in Brooklyn, New York, to Alexandria (Maskewich) and John Shesko, he lived most of his life in Needham, Massachusetts. He is survived by his wife Marilyn (Markovich); his daughter Liz (Adam Wallace) and two grandchildren, Rebecca and Grant of Beverly Hills, Michigan; his sister Valerie of Wyoming, Ohio, and his niece Alexandra (Jake Merk) of Charleston, South Carolina. 

Greg worked at Brandeis University for almost thirty years, serving as Associate Dean for Arts and Sciences and then Assistant Provost for Academic Finance and Administration. 

Friends were received in a socially distant manner from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, June 19, at Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Ave, Needham. He was laid to rest at a service conducted at the Needham Cemetery, 128 Nehoiden Street, Needham, at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 20. To protect his family and friends, we ask that you bring a mask if you plan to attend either event. A memorial service and gathering will be held at a later date when we can safely be together to celebrate his life more fully. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in his memory to Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church, P.O. Box 604, Maynard, MA, 01754; Mass General Cancer Center,; or Friends of the Needham Public Library, Greg was a political junkie and an advocate for voting rights. Please vote this November in his honor. For full obit, directions and to share a memory of Greg, please visit

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