Gregory K. Cash, 74 of Danville, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on January 22, 2020 after a very quick battle with stage 4 lung cancer. He was born on August 19, 1945 in Eugene, Oregon, to the late Edward and Vivian (Russell) Cash. He married Judy K. Martin Givens on January 2, 1983 in their home in Rancho Penasquitos, California. Greg was a U.S. Air Force veteran which gave him the training to endure over 30 years as the Director of Imaging at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in La Jolla, CA where he would often surf on his lunch hour.
If you are wondering if you may have ever met him, you probably didn’t- because you WOULD remember. He was known for not holding back and telling it like it is. He wrote his own rules and paved his own way. You didn’t dare tell him he couldn’t do something because he would make sure he did, right up until the end.
His passions included: racing, surfing, classic cars, Hawaiian shirts, baseball, rocking in his chair, eBay bargains, and trips to the donut shop. He was an avid cyclist and enjoyed biking with his son and his friends. He also really loved cake. Many of his friends remember him with a pepperoni stick in one hand and a Pepsi in the other.
He leaves behind his overly patient wife of 37 years, Judy K. Cash of Danville; daughter, Trista Caster (Daniel) of Johnstown, Colorado; son, Harrison Cash (Kayla) of Avon; and his 4 grand-children which he adored, Tanner Caster, Madison Caster, Wyatt Whitaker, Evelyn Cash; sisters, Jackie Granillo (Frank) of Santa Ana, CA., Jill Posadas (Thomas) of Cherry Valley, CA., Tina Eyraud of Highland, CA., his nieces and nephews and beloved grand-dogs Daisy, Sadie and Gertrude.
Despite his grumpy exterior, dry humor and stubbornness, there is actual evidence that he was a loving, giving, caring person who was always willing to lend a helping hand. That evidence is the deep sorrow and pain in our hearts that his family and friends feel from his passing. As dad would say, “Quit your crying and rub some simple green on it”. Baker Funeral Home, Danville, is handling the arrangements. Private services will be held.
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