It is with a sad heart that we acknowledge the loss of our construction teacher Warren Gregor. Warren passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Warren joined the Tri Star staff in the summer of 2011, having been a veteran of the construction industry and with a background as a music teacher.
As our construction teacher, Warren enjoyed working with his hands and with his students. He eagerly and energetically taught junior and senior students many valuable skills needed to work in the construction industry including carpentry, plumbing, and electrical skills. He worked alongside his students to build a “Tri Star House” each school year and he put in many hours after the school day to see that it got finished. He also spent hours designing the house his students would build the following school year. Each house had his unique twist which made them different. He put his heart into each project. He was a hard worker and always professional. Once, when asked what his favorite part of building a house was, he said, “All of it.”
Warren also gave of his time and talents by helping others. He would take on small construction projects for various community groups to use as a training tool for his students. Through these projects, he helped them learn the important lesson of giving back to their community. Some of their projects included the stage extensions, a staircase, and a spider-like contraption for a set for Celina’s school musicals. The construction class built and installed stairs/decks for the Greater Grand Lake Region Visitors Center Office, volunteered with St. Johns Builders, and they built portable indoor shot and discus pads for local track teams.
We, at Tri Star, are grateful for having known Warren and for being the recipient of his many talents. His family will be holding a memorial gathering on Saturday, August 4th, 2018 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Lehman-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina. His obituary can be found by clicking here. Share your memories on our Tri Star Facebook page.
Below are a few photos of his and his student’s work at Tri Star.