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Gregory Ross ‘Greg’ Goble, 60, director of engineering with Engineering Development Laboratory Inc.

Gregory Ross 'Greg' Goble
Gregory Ross ‘Greg’ Goble

YORKTOWN — Gregory Ross “Greg” Goble, 60, passed away Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, in the presence of his wife.

Born in Plainfield, New Jersey, in 1960, the family moved to North Palm Beach, Florida, and then to the Peninsula when Greg was 2. He spent the remainder of his years here.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ross Lee Goble, Ph.D.; and stepdaughter, Lindsay Christine Butler.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of 23 years, Marie; daughter, Sarah Elizabeth; mother, Mabel (Mabs) Goble; sisters Deborah Noble (Jay) and Pamela Patterson (Steve); and one nephew, four nieces and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Greg’s first love was his family, but he had many passions during his life. He was an avid sailor who sailed his Laser in Hampton regattas during his youth/teen years. He loved photography, history and woodworking, which he learned from his father. He graduated from Menchville High School and attended Virginia Tech and Christopher Newport University. He and his father assisted the sailing team at CNU, transporting boats for competition.

Along with his parents, in 1984, Greg started with Engineering Development Laboratory Inc. (EDL), a family-owned enterprise in Newport News. His position as director of engineering required continual educational courses and qualifications. These skills took Greg to Cape Canaveral, where he attended a Columbia Space Shuttle launch and allowed him to be an integral part of several EDL NASA Life Sciences projects successfully flown aboard Space Shuttle missions for physiological research.

As EDL morphed and expanded into an advanced electronics manufacturing firm, one of the highlights of Greg’s career was leading the firms’ quality efforts for mission-critical electronic modules successfully deployed into U.S. Air Force ICBM Minute Man III weapon systems launch control facilities.

The family would like to acknowledge and thank the VCU Hume-Lee Center staff for their care of Greg.

A private memorial service for family and EDL coworkers will be conducted at 3 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 14, at EDL with the Rev. Scott Baker officiating. Due to COVID-19, a zoom link is available upon request for those who would like to view the service. Please email pam@edli.com for the link. A private service for family will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Kidney Fund.

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