Archpriest Gregory Dye, 84, who was attached to Holy Trinity Church here, fell asleep in the Lord on Friday, May 13, 2016.
Born Hubert M. Dye, Jr. in Wichita, KS on March 22, 1932, the son of Hubert and Marion (Dillenbeck) Dye, he married the former Barbara Adams in 1967. He graduated from the University of Kansas, where he served as President of the Delta Upsilon fraternity. Upon graduation he earned a Rotary Scholarship to study in Edinburgh, Scotland. Subsequently, he served in the US Air Force. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard University and graduated from General Theological Seminary, New York, NY in 1968. He served as a priest in the Episcopal Church for ten years before his conversion to Orthodox Christianity and ordination to the priesthood of the Orthodox Church in America. As a priest of the Diocese of the Midwest, he served numerous parishes in the Saint Louis/Kansas City Deanery for over 20 years.
In addition to his wife of 49 years, Matushka Barbara, Father Gregory is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth (Scott) Schulte, his son Alexander (Jenner) Dye, his granddaughters Hazel Dye and Hattie Dye, and his brother William (Margaret) Dye. He was predeceased by his parents and his sister Jessica (Larry) Evers. He will be missed by those who knew and loved him.
Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 20 at Holy Trinity Church, 11901 Pflumm Road, Overland Park, KS. The Funeral for a Priest will be celebrated at 7:00 p.m. On Saturday, May 21, the Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. A luncheon will follow. Interment will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 22 at Maple Grove Cemetery, Wichita, KS.
Memorial donations may be made to the Holy Trinity Icon Fund by contacting Holy Trinity Church at 11901 Pflumm Road, Overland Park, KS 66213 or 913-681-6948.
May Father Gregory’s memory be eternal!