Dr. Gregory Markey, a member of St. Rose of Lima Church, died June 22. He was 64.

Dr. Markey was born Sept. 28, 1947 in Lansing, Mich. He attended LaSalette Minor Seminary in Missouri; LaSalette Junior College, New York; LaSalette Novitiate in Connecticut, and LaSalette Major Seminary in Ipswich, Mass.  In 1970, he received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, from Merrimack College, North Andover, Mass.; in '74, he received a master’s degree in non-Western history, Salem State College, Salem, Mass.; in '85, he received his PhD in East Asian history, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.; and in '97, he received a master’s degree in theology from the University of Dallas, Portland, campus.

He served six years in the United States Army Reserve 1970-‘76; he taught undergraduate classes and lectured at Georgetown University for 15 years; worked at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington D.C. as fellow and researcher until 1990; entered novitiate at Benedictine Monastery, Fontgombault, France which led to his coming to Oregon in 1991 to serve his pastoral year and entrance into Mount Angel Seminary, St. Benedict.  

He served at St. Anne Parish in Grants Pass, and in 1995 he moved to Portland for parish archival and custodial work and lastly as office manager for KBVM Catholic Radio station.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Markey. He is survived by his mother, Aileen Markey, Kansas; and 12 siblings; as well as numerous godchildren, and nieces and nephews.

A Mass was celebrated at St. Rose of Lima Church.