Gregory Lee Besenson

Gregory Lee Besonson, 82, of Erie, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, May 9, 2022. 

He was born on April 21, 1940, in Cambridge Springs, son of L. Kirke and Violet Weed Besonson.

Greg was a 1958 graduate of Union City High School and was a self-employed contractor, owning and operating Besonson Builders.

He was a deacon at McLane Church in Edinboro and was at the forefront of constructing the building for McLane Church in Union City.

Greg enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed working with and caring for horses; he was a former chief at Bloomfield Volunteer Fire Department; and helped start Little League baseball in Lincolnville.

He will be lovingly remembered by his two sons, Brent Besonson and his wife, Kimber of Wexford, and Drew Besonson and his wife, Celina Geronimo of Birmingham, Michigan; and his daughter, Lisa Butler of Union City; five grandchildren, Steven Besonson, Ryan Besonson, Garrett Besonson, Lynnea Shaw and Andrea Butler; two great-grandchildren, Gavin Besonson and Theodore Besonson; a sister, Brenda Morse of Virginia Beach, Virginia; his twin brother, Gary Besonson of Holland, Michigan; best friend, Dave Schneider of Erie; and his former spouse and mother of his children, Patricia Leute Besonson of Zelienople; and many close friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Gregory Besonson II; and sister, Carole Brotherson.

Family and friends are welcome to call on Saturday, May 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Warren-Glenn Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 62 S. Main St., Union City, PA 16438.

A Memorial Service will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Mike Priestap officiating.

Greg will be laid to rest at Rootville Cemetery in Centerville, Pa.

Memorial donations in Greg's memory may be made to McLane Church, 12511 Edinboro Road, Edinboro, PA 16412.

Please take a moment to share a memory or condolence on Greg's Book of Memories online at