header 1
header 2
header 3

Gregory Bietry

Profile Updated: August 31, 2010
Gregory Bietry
Residing In:
Lima, OH USA
Co-owner New Tech Roofing with Gary First
Lora Ann Bonafas
Brad Alan Bietry
Yes! Attending Reunion

Josh Bonafas
Jordan Bonafas


I graduated in Dec 1969 from The Ohio State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
I worked in Franklin, Pennsylvania for two years as a design engineer for Chicago Pneumatic Tool Co. On March 21, 1970 I married my childhood sweetheart, Joyce Lora. I was an instant step-father with a six year old step daughter, Lori. She has always been a real sweetie and is now married to Mark Bonafas who is a partner in Hull and Associates, a Bio engineering firm in Columbus, Ohio. Joyce and I had a son, Brad in September 1972. He has a degree in piano performance from Berkly College of Music, Boston Mass. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado where he performs as a Jazz artist. His group is The Brad Bietry Jazz Group. He's released several CD"S and will be releasing another soon. He is getting a masters degree from Univeersity of Denver soon. We're still waiting for grandchildren from Brad! However his music is his first love. Lori graduated from Bowling Green State University in Business and works with an internet insurance business worldwide. Mark graduated from OSU and needless to say the entire family are OSU fans. Josh is in his second year at OSU in an honors program. Jordan is a Sophmore at Dublin Jerome High School and is into football and body building.

School Story:

The two days I'll never forget is when the door on my 1951 Ford flew open and crashed into a car parked along side the street as I was taking home some classmates from school. The next day while on the way to Porters music for a guitar lesson, I was arrested by the Lima City Police for not reporting the car door accident and resulting damage to the parked car!!!

Marital status


Where else have you lived?

Pennsylvania 2 years

Do you still see/talk to/hang out with any classmates? Who?

Have been business partners with Gary First since 1974. We co-own New Tech Roofing Inc and G&G investments

What would we be surprised to know about you?

Despite my wild and crazy days of my growing up years, I have become a christian and most of my time is spent serving the Lord through teaching and leading at my church and serving on the Board of Directors of the Lima Rescue Mission.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Ride my Harley and travel with family and freinds. I also enjoy analyzing and investing in the market.

Places you would like to visit

Great barrier reef in Austrailia and a close encounter with a great white!!!

Favorite place to visit

We love to go to the Island of St. Marten. We own a timeshare unit there and I love to snorkel and scuba dive. My favorite dive spot is at the Island of Saba where the diving is fabulous. We'll be ther for three weeks in 2010.

Any words of wisdom?

Yes---Proverbs 3:5,6

The thing that you would do differently if you went back to LSHS.

I'd be more involved with musical things and less with athletics. My son has taught me musical appreciation! I'd like to think I'd be more friendly and not so much into my self!!!

Any vices?


Gregory's Latest Interactions

Hide Comments
Gregory Bietry has a birthday today.
Jul 03, 2020 at 4:33 AM
Gregory Bietry has a birthday today.
Jul 03, 2019 at 4:33 AM
Gregory Bietry has a birthday today.
Jul 03, 2018 at 4:33 AM
Gregory Bietry has a birthday today.
Jul 03, 2017 at 4:33 AM
Gregory Bietry has a birthday today. New comment added.
Jul 03, 2016 at 1:23 PM

Posted on: Jul 03, 2016 at 4:33 AM

Jul 03, 2015 at 10:39 AM

Happy birthday, Greg. See you in a couple weeks.

Gregory Bietry has a birthday today. New comment added.
Jul 03, 2015 at 3:41 PM

Posted on: Jul 03, 2015 at 4:34 AM

Apr 26, 2015 at 2:13 PM

mazel tov greg. hoping to see you at the 50th reunion and that you will join us for some golf, probably early friday am

Oct 05, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Mazel tov. How about coming upto lima for annual golf tourney at Hawthorne. Oct 11. Lots of people you have not seen for awhile

Aug 07, 2014 at 10:35 AM

hope you plan to come to the next reunion, and or come up to a little tourny we have with people you know in early october in lima

Hide Comments
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:28 AM
Greg with catch of the day!
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:28 AM
Joyce and I on Neuse River, New Bern N.C. fall 2009.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:28 AM
Son Brads, wedding to Bonita, June 26, 2010 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:28 AM
With grandson, Josh. He is a senior at The Ohio State University---Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:28 AM
Joyce and Greg with Brad and Bonita at Piano Warehouse for jazz concert. Brad is director of Broadmoor Academy of Music, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:28 AM
Joyce & Greg with daughter Lora and Mark Bonafas and grandsons, Josh and Jordan in Las Vegas, Nev.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:28 AM
My beautiful wife, Joyce--I can't believe she's put up with me for forty years!!!!!!! I'm a lucky guy.