Gregory L Staats, 71, of Princeton Junction NJ passed away unexpectedly July 23rd at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center in Plainsboro, NJ. Born in Somerville NJ Aug 1st 1948, he grew up in Princeton, going to Valley Road School and Princeton High. He did a one year tour in Vietnam while in the Army. He attended Mercer County Community College, and graduated from Stockton College with a degree in Special Education.
Son of the late Vincent and Audrey Staats; predeceased by his oldest brother Vincent; survived by his youngest brother James Staats and his wife Josephine Ferraro residing at 938 Terrace Blvd, Ewing NJ 08618; sister-in-law Sarah Staats; his life partner Elaine Staats and her two nieces Vanessa Campbell & Jennifer Gregg. Three Nephews - Adam Staats and his wife Jessica Trombetta of NJ; Jonathan Staats of SC, Stephen Staats of WV; and a niece Jessica Muller of NC.
He liked playing cards, bicycle riding, motorcycles, playing Frisbee, & bird watching. Some of his favorite places were the Jersey Shore & Block Island. Greg was a true dog lover. Nothing made him happier than having a canine companion by his side.
He was always helpful and generous; He was a kind, great and wonderful man, a faithful friend, a loving brother, and an upstanding human being.
A short service with be held graveside at Princeton Cemetery 11am Friday, Aug 2nd for close family & friends.
Arrangements are under the direction of Mather Hodge Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers people may donate to either the Disabled Veterans at dav.org or the HumaneSociety.org or to a charity of their choice