Gregory C. ‘Greg’ Wilhelm


Gregory C. "Greg" Wilhelm, 44, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 in Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester with his loving family by his side.

He was born in England on March 26, 1968, a son of Philip A. and Irene Sheppard Wilhelm. On May 17, 1997 he married Janine DeSimone. He was a graduate of RFA, class of 1985 and SUNY Oswego. He was working at Rome Lab at Griffiss Park.

Greg is survived by his beloved family, his parents Philip A. and Irene; wife Janine; a sister and brother-in-law, Danica and George Theodorakos, MD; brothers and sisters-in-law, Philip and Michelle Wilhelm, TX, Chris and Erica Wilhelm, TX and Kurt and Mary Wilhelm, Long Island; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Cecelia and Julius DeSimone, Sr.; brother-in-law Mike DeSimone; close extended family, Tammy Closinski Fleming and Traci Wilhelm; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a nephew Jason Christopher Wilhelm, and a sister-in-law Tara DeSimone.

The family would like to gratefully acknowledge the support of his close friends and the medical team from Amcare, Rome Memorial Hospital, St Luke’s Hospital and Strong Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9:00 at St. John the Baptist Church for a Mass of Christian Burial by the Rev. Paul F. Angelicchio where relatives and friends are welcome to attend. The family will receive relatives and friends following the Mass.

There will be no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Greg’s name to the Jason Christopher Wilhelm Scholarship Fund, 716 W. Court St., Rome. Envelopes will be made available at the Church.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Bottini Funeral Home, 120 W. Embargo St.

Online tributes may be made at: www.bottinifuneralhome.com.