Last Updated: 02/10/2015
Last Review: 02/10/2015
2.) Material Submitted by Users
Newcomer Funeral Service Group will not intentionally post, transmit, display, publish, or distribute any submitted writing or Material that:
We reserve the right to remove any submitted writing, photo(s), or any other Material that does not meet the standards described in Section 2 above, or for any other reason whatsoever.
3.) License Granted by Submitters to Newcomer Funeral Service Group.
You grant Newcomer Funeral Service Group, its affiliates, related entities, and/or assigns a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, copy, modify, display, archive, store, publish, transmit, perform, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works from all writing and/or Material you provide to Newcomer Funeral Service Group in any form, media, software or technology of any kind now existing or developed in the future. Without limiting the generality of the previous sentence, you authorize Newcomer Funeral Service Group to include the writing and/or Material you provide in a searchable format that may be accessed by users of this Site and other Web sites. You also grant Newcomer Funeral Service Group and its affiliates and related entities the right to use your name and any other information about you that you provide in connection with the use, reproduction or distribution of such writing and/or Material you provide. You also grant Newcomer Funeral Service Group the right to use any facts, ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques ("Information") contained in any Material or communication you send to us for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing and marketing products using such Information.
5.) Right to Publish
Newcomer Funeral Service Group reserves the right to read and screen all submissions prior to publishing them on the website, and reserves the right to not post any submission(s) at their discretion.
6.) Disclaimer of Permanence
Subject to our right to remove Material, Newcomer Funeral Service Group guarantees that each Message Book will remain on this Site for 30 days. Condolence Messages will remain on this Site for the duration of the Message Book.
7.) Right to Contact You
By making a submission, you may be contacted by Newcomer Funeral Service Group so we may follow up with any issue relating to such submission.
8.) LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Newcomer Funeral Service Group shall not be liable to you for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, incidental, exemplary or consequential damages, or any damages whatsoever, even if Newcomer Funeral Service Group has been previously advised of the possibility of such damages, whether in an action under contract, negligence, or any other theory, arising out of or in connection with the use, inability to use, or performance of the information, services, and materials available from this Site.
Newcomer Funeral Service Group also assumes no responsibility and shall not be liable for any damages to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing of this Site, or of your downloading of any materials from this Site.
Newcomer Funeral Service Group assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the content of this Site, as well as any off site pages or additional sites linked to this Site, for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, profanity, danger or inaccuracy contained therein.
You and Newcomer Funeral Service Group agree that the warranty disclaimers and limitations of liability in this Agreement are material, and bargained-for as a basis of this Agreement.
The foregoing limitations of liability shall only apply if permitted under the laws of the state of your residence or the state law of the Site at which Newcomer performed funeral services for you or your family.
© 2015 Newcomer Funeral Service Group
Greg (CPT Fawcett) was my Commander in Bravo Company and again in HHC 3/502nd during Desert Storm. He was a great Commander and mentor to his knucklehead Platoon Leaders and a good Friend. My life is better for having known him, and a little dimmer now knowing he has passed to Fiddlers Green. RIP and thank you for your leadership, friendship, and service. You are forever missed.
COL, US Army (Retired)
~ Eric Lawson - June 16, 2020
Dear Erin and Family, our hearts go out to you during this time of loss. Greg and I coached our girls, Grace and Mary, together in volleyball. He was always encouraging to the girls and a great cheerleader. So kind and patient. But he definitely had a competitive side to him! I’ve coached 2 of his girls now and I can definitely see these all of these traits in them!
~ Karen Martin - June 10, 2020
The evidence of Greg's life is so strong in his girls, who are bright, bold, and fearless, with respect for tradition and also innovation.
You are such a thoughtful, caring, kind family, and so very, very loving and supportive of one another.
We are grateful for you all in our lives, please know we share your grief at this time.
We know you will go gently with one another, as grief is complex and may arise in unexpected ways at unexpected moments - please know we are here for you as you need us.
Sending much love.
~ Kye and Flip Flannery Kromer - June 10, 2020
IM VERY SAD TO HEAR THIS HE WAS AWESOME GUY AND LOVED MY SON MICHAEL TRE VON MACK CLASS OF 2011 HE WILL FOREVER BE IN OUR HEARTS FOR HIS AESTHETIC LOVE FOR TEACHING AND GUIDANCE FOR THE YOUNG MEN AT ST. FRANCIS DE SALES .. IM SO GLAD HE WAS APART OF MY SON LIFE.
DEEPLY MISSED AND LOVE
FROM KIMIKO, TRE MACK, AND FAMILY .. OUR CONDOLENCES
~ KIMIKO PEACOCK - June 9, 2020
Greg was a fierce protector of his family, friends and soldiers. His souls continues to live through the memories of all those he touched, especially those of us who knew him in Germany. A great friend, father and patriot! Godspeed, dude!
~ Tab Bryant - June 9, 2020
Served with Greg in 3-502 Infantry, 101st Airborne Division during Operations Desert Shield and Storm, 1990-91. He was an inspiring and energetic leader who took care of his folks while accomplishing complex missions under challenging combat conditions. Great soldier and great American who will be sorely missed.
John Madigan, LTC (R)
~ John Madigan - June 8, 2020
I knew Greg as a good friend and a kind soul. I am very much saddened by his passing. May he rest in eternal peace.
~ Gary Miesle - June 8, 2020
Erin and family,
I’m so sorry to hear about Greg.
We can’t know why some things happen...
But we can trust that love and beautiful memories outlast the pain of your grief.
Blessings to you and the girls.
Mary Pat Harms
~ Mary Pat Harms - June 8, 2020
To Greg's family,
My wife, Nancy and I, send our deepest condolences. We are so sorry for your loss. I was saddened to hear the news that Greg passed away. We will always remember Greg and for his sacrifices and selfless service to our Nation. As a combat veteran, we want to thank Greg for his courage and care of his Soldiers during Gulf War One. Greg epitomized our Army values and represented the best of generations to have served our Army. He loved being a Soldier and he was a selfless, professional, and committed leader. As I look back on my own career, Greg had such a positive impact on me and so many others of us while serving together with him in the 1-13th Infantry. As I looked back, I am so thankful for Greg helping me as a young officer. I also know that Greg did this throughout his career. Today, we salute Greg and celebrate his life. We will never forget him. Again, my wife and I extend our thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow.
Major General, USA (ret)
~ Kirk Vollmecke - June 7, 2020
Mr. Fawcett was one of the most fun and charismatic persons in my life. I learned a lot from him while attending St. Francis, at least when I was not getting in trouble. He was definitely part of my inspiration to pursue a career as an Army Officer and he will sorely be missed. I am sorry for your loss and hope you understand when I tell you that words cannot describe the impact he had on myself and the other students he taught at St. Francis! Screaming Eagles!
~ Ross Pilmore - June 6, 2020
Dear Erin, Katie, Maggie, Emily, Grace, &Caroline,
I just saw the obituary of Greg . I was so sadden to see this. Your Dad loved his girls so much. I saw that clearly when I was your teacher@ St. Joe's . Caroline, I wasn't your teacher, but remembered your sweet smile (just like your big sisters' smiles) whenever I saw you. Your family has always meant so much to me, Erin! Know you all will continue to be in my thoughts &prayers especially now. I am going to put your names on my prayer board in my kitchen right now. I pray that your Dad will rest in peace now with his Eternal Father . Erin you and Greg gave your daughters the gift of strong faith. Let His love gently comfort your hearts now.
Love with prayers &bear hugs,
~ Carol Gerdeman - June 6, 2020
Greg was a very special guy! He led the push to get air conditioning in St. Joseph Church when many were opposing it.
He was always ready to be involved in the Parish.
Je was totally devoted to his family.
He was a good man.
May he rest in peace.
~ Richard Wurzel - June 6, 2020
May Eternal Rest be Granted unto Him and Perpetual Light Shine Upon Him. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest In Peace. Amen.
~ The Czarka Family - June 5, 2020
Ladies - and especially you daughters:
Greg and I shared something very few in life ever get to experience -- being the dad of five daughters. You know this about your dad, but maybe reminders from an akin observer may help your memories of your Dad. The Greg I knew was the one that with Mom raised you kids for most of your childhood. Greg was the most passionate dad I knew. Coaching volleyball -- a sport he admittedly knew nothing [okay, very little] about and watching him as he cajoled, pleaded, agonized, supported, cheered, hugged, high-fived, lifted spirits, encouraged and encouraged and encouraged again -- was just a pleasure to watch and enjoy. There is nothing he wouldn't do for you and your friends. I remember he had issues with his foot at one point and that never slowed him down. At every event, every ceremony, not just for each of you but for all of your friends as well. I used to be amazed at his energy for all things daughters. Remember him as he strutted into the gym with volleyballs, basketballs or swim goggles. That is the guy I always knew. That is the passion I admired.
I did not know your Dad in his struggles. I only have the greatest memories of Greg being a Dad. He was quite frankly impressive in his most important and cherished role. I still grin when I think about him. He was the best at what he did for a very very long time.
You may not realize this now, but he touched hundreds, thousands of lives in his chosen passions. Take each of you and multiply by a few and then those few are multiplied again. He touched all those kids. And he did that at St. Francis as well. He was a very good man to many and for many.
Remember the overwhelming good of your Dad. He certainly influenced me and made me a better Dad, as he did with many others. God Bless you all.
~ chuck niehaus - June 5, 2020
My memories of my brother-in-law Greg are numerous. I remember first meeting Greg when assigned at Fort Campbell as a Captain in the 101st. I remember how much Greg loved that command! He was deployed to the Gulf War and I remember being very proud of his service to our country. When we were much younger and could run it would be the annual Peachtree Road Race runs with Wayne (Papa). Trips to St. Simons Island with our families. I remember not a real love for the beach but instead Greg’s highlights were always Barbra Jeans, lemon bars from Sweet Cece’s, playing spades (double blind no-low) and every year lining all our girls up by age for the “big picture”. Always loved the combo of wings and football. Countless discussions about history, the military and politics which he loved to talk about and was so good at turning history into a great story. Greg knew history well. All our visits in Toledo and Nashville and so many great laughs and good times…more than I could share in this writing. Thus, I will always remember Greg as wonderful and proud father to five daughters, devoted husband to my sister Erin, a military veteran, a gifted teacher, great sense of humor and gifted story teller….and to me you were more like a brother I never had and a cherished friend. I will miss you Greg!! May you lay in peace and God bless your soul. I love you! Your friend and brother -Chris
~ Chris Kromer - June 5, 2020
I was one of Greg's Cadets at the University of Toledo and the impact he had on me as a future Officer was simply profound. I became an Infantry Officer because of him and the stories that he shared. What I remember best about him was his sense of humor. No matter how bad something was he always had a smile on his face and could make you laugh. Know that you impacted an entire generation of leaders in the Army-Many of us still serving today. Thank you for everything. Rest in Peace.
~ COL Jonathan Beasley - June 5, 2020
I was an ROTC cadet at the University of Toledo from 1990-1994, and had Greg as one of my instructors. I have a lot of fond memories of him, but a few things really stick out. One was his sense of humor and happy demeanor. He truly loved teaching and he truly loved his students. We could be in a miserable state... cold, wet, tired, and hungry, but his excitement, humor, and joy would make us all just a little less miserable... and that was enough. I can only imagine the impact he has had, both in the Army and as a high school teacher.
Thank you for your instruction, mentorship, and leadership, sir. I will see you at Fiddlers Green.
~ LTC Matt Anderson - June 4, 2020
I was stationed at the University of Toledo’s ROTC Detachment from 1993-1996, and Greg and I worked as Military Science instructors. It was the happiest three years of my life and Greg was a big part of it. We often visited each other’s homes for dinner with our families and sometimes met Friday afternoons after work at the Village Inn to share a few beers and talk war stories. Greg loved the Army and especially loved working with the cadets. He also loved the Catholic Church, collecting coins, and Mac computers. But of all these things, he loved his family the most, by far. The world was a better place with Greg around, he touched many lives in the most positive ways and was an excellent roll model for young people.
~ Mark Lynch - June 4, 2020
Greg and I first served together in Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 13th Infantry (Forty Rounds!) in Baumholder, Germany -- young lieutenants mastering the craft of small unit leadership. Greg would later describe the years in Baumholder as "the best of times." And it was -- we were apprentices in the military profession, with a real-world mission, stationed in an isolated foreign garrison -- making things happen while taking the time to enjoy what Europe had to offer. Everybody thought highly of Greg. He had a keen wit, a capacity for hard work, could get things done, and was quick on his feet. Always hospitable, his BOQ room was a rally point for the "Auslanders"...our posse. He was just a great guy all-around. Eventually we started getting promoted and one-by-one, rotated out. Eighteen months after leaving Germany, whose name do I see on a list of inbounds to Fort Campbell? My good friend Greg. And because the Army is always a lot smaller than you think, we end up serving in the same unit again; this time the 101st Airborne's 3rd Battalion, 502nd Infantry. Greg was initially our Battalion S4, and followed me to command Bravo Company. I had rotated out before Desert Storm began, and was at the University of Illinois when one morning I got a phone call...it was Greg making a credit card call from a solar-powered phone booth in Saudi Arabia! He was trying to fix something and wasn't getting any results, so he decided to think out of the box. He asked me, "Can you call the rear detachment at Fort Campbell and tell them to give my soldier's pay statements to their wives? Nobody's picking up the phone!" In those pre-internet days, the wives didn't know how much money they had to work with at payday unless they had a paper copy of the pay statement. This was the Greg we all knew and respected: taking care of business and doing the right thing for soldiers. Our paths briefly crossed in the years that followed. In 2006 I was at The Pentagon and we were able to catch up when he and a group of his students took a tour as part of a school trip. He genuinely enjoyed the company of his students, and they clearly held him in high regard. Greg's unexpected death has cut many of us deeply, a reminder of the need to sustain friendships. But I know he was a man of faith and, if there is solace to be had, it is in knowing that when our time comes; Greg will be there to guide us thru the wire. Forty Rounds brother, be thou at peace.
~ Brian Veit - June 4, 2020
My heart goes out to you an the girls an I know God is watching over all of you.
~ Sharon Feeley - June 4, 2020
Dear Fawcett Family,
We are so sorry for your loss, and offer our most deepest sympathy during this very difficult time. While I taught at St. Francis de Sales School, I came to know Greg as he taught there as well. His humor made me smile, and at times he shared with me some of his accomplishments while in the Army, of which he was very proud. He loved his country and he very much loved you, his family. I hope he finds peace in Heaven, in Jesus' loving arms. We will be returning from out of town next Wednesday, so unfortunately we won't be able to attend the Memorial Service. We are however, happy to make a contribution to the college fund as you suggested in the obituary. We are praying for all of you, and for Greg's soul.
Diane, Brett and April Varner
~ Diane Varner - June 4, 2020
I first met Greg in April of 1984. I was a brand new 2nd Lieutenant and he was the old crusty 1st Lieutenant. We were stationed in Baumholder, Germany fighting the Cold War. I took an immediate liking to him, as he was a natural leader, and had just a gregarious personality. His BOQ room was always the place we would gather to plan our operations (both tactical and otherwise) and eat chips and salsa. Together we dipped our canteen cups in rivers across Europe: the Rhine, the Seine and the Moselle, to name just a few. He taught me well, and I am grateful for having had the good fortune to serve with him.
I know that he is setting up his room in heaven now, and stocking it full of beer, snacks and capri-suns.
~ Robert Plummer - June 4, 2020
Greg and I were fellow battalion staff officers in Baumholder, Germany in 1985. We had great adventures together in Hohenfels, the muddiest place on Earth. We shared a vehicle in the great 8th Infantry Division road march to Wildflecken in November. There we shared some of the coldest days and nights of my memory. Greg, remember the CSM's jeep, the East German border, and the battalion commander's tent. I still have the framed First at Vicksburg print in my office and viewing it is a constant memory of Greg. All of the Baumholder buddies know Greg is scouting out the best places in heaven in preparation for our eventual deployment.
"40 Rounds" Brother!
~ Raymond Millen - June 4, 2020
May Eternal Rest be Granted unto Him and Perpetual Light Shine Upon Him. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest In Peace. Amen.
~ The Czarka Family - June 4, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughters during this time.
The Kelsey Family
~ Sue Kelsey - June 4, 2020
I was told much about Mr. Fawcett before I ever met him. In grade school i was instructed by a friend of his Mr. Meyers. He told me about his friend during social study help and often talked about St. Francis. When I left and decided I was going there he told me to say hi to Mr. Fawcett but not by being sent to his office. I said hello when I could and remember the day I asked about my old teacher and he said his new haircut was from him. He retired and had his barbershop. Mr. Fawcett and I would see eachother occasionally in the halls only sent to his office once by Mrs. Dempsey which made him worry. But whenever we saw eachother other than that one day it was always a quick hi and say hi to Mr. Meyers for me along with a short chat about life.
~ Nick Middleton - June 3, 2020
A very respectable Dean and one of my favorite teachers at St. Francis. He made all of the students in his US government class fit right in by giving us all nicknames. God bless the Fawcett family in these trying times.
Michael "Sampson" Dickrede
~ Michael Dickrede - June 3, 2020
Sending love, light and strength during these times.
~ Catherine Bogart - June 3, 2020
I first met Greg when he showed up to the Company in Baumholder, Federal Republic of Germany. His fellow platoon leaders, Brian Veit and I, took him on a run to the Wash Rack. For those who do not know the run - it’s a tough climb back, and Greg proved himself that day and every day thereafter, as a tremendous Leader, one of my best friends and a great American.
There are other great stories about Greg, and others should tell - but, as with others, Greg’s passing hurts - it hurts real bad. But we will see him again, and until then and in between, there are just great memories and a lot of love....Love you Brother....
Colonel Adrian T. Bogart III
1st Battalion, 13th U.S. Infantry (Mechanized)
~ Colonel Adrian T. Bogart III 1st Battalion 13th U.S. Infantry (Mechanized), Baumholder, FRG - June 3, 2020
~ Sharon Kopf
Here’s what you need to know.
Your flower arrangement will be custom-made upon your order, and our florist needs a few hours to craft your arrangement.
If you need an arrangement delivered in less than twelve (12) hours, please call 800-707-7361.