Gregory T. Hartnett

Gregory Thomas Hartnett, 52, passed away January 1, 2013 with his family by his side in Kansas City, Missouri. He was born September 22, 1960 in Evanston, Illinois to John and Betty Hartnett.

Greg moved to the Kansas City area (Louisburg, KS) from the Chicago area in April of 1988, where he met his wife Carole Brashears. They were married on May 26, 1990.

Greg was an avid fisherman and active in the amateur radio community. He enjoyed competing in barbecue competitions, traveling the country and abroad with his wife.

Preceded in death by his father in 2006. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Carole; mother Betty Hartnett, Sarasota, FL; brothers, Kevin and wife Bonny Hartnett, Tucson, AZ, Matthew and wife Jill Hartnett, Belton, MO, John Patrick and wife Amie Hartnett, Arlington Heights, IL; brothers-in-law Paul and wife Sharon Brashears, Overland Park, KS, Craig and wife Victoria Brashears, Archie, MO; four nephews, Jeffery Hartnett, Austin, Brock and Kevin Brashears; and four nieces, Emma Hartnett, Jessica, Megan and Cara Brashears; and many friends. We love you dear husband, son, and brother beyond any measure and will miss you so. We are blessed that you were ours. Rest in peace.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. <>


  1. Mike O'Dea on January 28, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Jim Petersen called with the sad news last week.

    I met Gabby in high school. Truly a great soul. It wasn’t the fact that he walked to his own beat; it was the ease and comfort in the way that he carried himself that I admired.

    Thoughts and prayers to all of his family, especially his brother Kevin.

    Know that we love you.

  2. Donald Stein on January 28, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    So sorry to hear about “Gabby”. We were in the 7th grade together, at Howard JHS. I remember him with a full head of bushy hair though! Rest In Peace, Greg, and God bless and comfort you, and your loving family. Shalom my friend!

  3. Patrick Potts on January 28, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    I knew Greg (Gabby) back in Wilmette @ Howard Jr High and New Trier.. We got a chance to spend a few weeks as teenagers up in the northwoods when we ran into each other during summer break.. Always known as a Great guy and I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I will always remember his sense of humor and laugh.. Our best to his family…

  4. Lisa Tuttle Miller on January 8, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Carol, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so glad I got to see him in Louisburg wish we all could of gotten together. Please let me know if you need anything.


  5. Peter Smith on January 7, 2013 at 11:48 am


    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.


  6. Terry Reim on January 6, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    I first made friends with Greg through ham radio activities. A really nice guy and we talked quite a bit over our radios coming and going from work. He also was president of our ham radio club.
    In recent days I had not heard him on much. I feel bad I didnt keep up with Greg better.
    Our prayers to Greg’s wife and family for Gods comfort and peace.

  7. Tom Laux...NØAG on January 6, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Carole: Terribly sorry to hear of Greg’s passing. He was such a great individual and he will be sorely missed within the amateur radio community. You both will be in our prayers.

  8. Linda French on January 4, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Carole, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Greg was always nice to us. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.

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