Chris Gregory (Greg) Habecker, 58, of Ocean City, NJ, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Shore Medical Center after a six month battle with colon cancer. Born November 23, 1963 in Lancaster, PA, he was the son of Chris S. (Janet) Habecker and the late Shirley Gehr Habecker.
Greg graduated from Penn Manor High School in 1981 and Millersville University in 1985. He worked as an insurance auditor for over 28 years with RLD Associates, retiring in March, 2020. Greg was an avid sports fan and enthusiastic coach. He loved coaching his sons’ sports teams, the Millersville University summer league basketball team, and the Harrisburg Horizon. Greg lived his life with great joy and was always the first to help others.
Greg was a relatively new resident, but no one enjoyed Ocean City more than he. He loved his walks around town with his beagle, Stuart, and treasured the friendships, both human and canine, that he made at the Longport dog beach and OC dog park. He also looked forward to his monthly breakfast with his ROMEO friends. Greg was so grateful to have the opportunity to retire to Ocean City and appreciated his views of the town, ocean and ferris wheels.
In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife Kimberly, his two sons, Chris Jr. and Clark (Kelli), his brother Todd, nephew Nathan, and two of his greatest joys - his granddaughters Harper and Harlow. He is also survived by his beloved beagle, Stuart.
On Sunday, October 9th from 1-4pm a memorial picnic will be held to celebrate Greg’s life. The picnic will be held at Classics Soccer Park: 1461 Lancaster Road, Manheim, PA 17545
Please omit flowers. Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by Millersville University to go to either the Endowed Fund for Men’s Soccer or the Endowed Fund for Men’s Basketball. Checks should be made payable to the Millersville University Foundation and can be mailed to the Development Office, Millersville University, PO Box 1002, Millersville PA 17551. Please designate either Men’s Soccer Endowment or Men’s Basketball Endowment and Greg’s name on the check memo line. Online donations can be made at https://www.millersville.edu/give/make-a-gift.php
Arrangements under the direction of The Godfrey Funeral Home of Ocean City. Condolences may be left for the family at www.godfreyfuneralhome.com