Obituary of Gregory Lorenz Kottmeier
Gregory Lorenz Kottmeier found peace on March 3, 2019 after a brief period of illness. He is fondly remembered as a respected attorney in Delaware County.
Greg was born on Long Island April 8, 1960 to Dr. Peter and Pat Kottmeier. He attended schools on Long Island and then graduated from Hampshire College. Gregory wed Christine Dunphy in 1992 and worked and lived in Manhattan. In 1992 Greg decided to pursue a law degree and achieved a near perfect LSAT score that resulted in a scholarship to St. John’s University.
Interested in a solo practice and a family oriented community, Greg and Christine relocated to Delhi. Through early years and a subsequent divorce, they were the always proud parents of their sons, Lorenz and Declan.
Greg was devoted to the practice of law and exceptionally creative in finding favorable outcomes for his many and diverse clients. He was known for a keen intellect, cutting humor and a very inquisitive mind. He loved the outdoors with adventures in biking, hiking and kayaking. Iceland was a particular place that he found unique and visited several times. He also helped many people throughout his career in an often unassuming fashion.
Greg was also an avid musician who taught and passed on pianist skills to his sons and developed their deep appreciation for music, which they bonded over throughout his life.
In addition to his former wife Christine, sons Declan and Lorenz, Greg will be remembered by his parents, brothers Stephen (Leslie), Pete (Gina) and sister Andrea (Greg). He will be missed by a loyal and steadfast friend, Melissa Wakin.
A memorial service will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at The United Ministry of Delhi, 1 Church Street, Delhi, NY.
Contributions in memory of Greg may be made to Heart of the Catskills Humane Society, PO Box 88, Delhi, NY 13753
Please visit www.macarthurfh.com to share a condolence with the family.