Gregory Rasure

gregory rasure

April 4, 1955 ~ January 18, 2023

Resided in: Fremont, California

Our beloved Gregory C. Rasure passed away quietly in his home on January 18th, 2023. He is survived by the love of his life and wife of 34 years Karen Ostrom-Rasure; his two sons Eric and John, grandchildren Empress and Riley; the daughters of his heart Sarah, Renee, and Virginia, their children Stephanie, Stevie, Layla, and Jolene; his sister, Robin and her family the Roepers; and the entire Bree family.
Greg graduated from Rice University in Texas and received his JD from University of California, Berkeley. He worked for 28 years at the Santa Clara County Public Guardian’s office, helping vulnerable people. He loved to hike and was a life long student of history who never stopped reading. His wry humor, warm advice, and seemingly endless knowledge will be missed by his entire family, many friends, and the countless others he touched with his kindness.
There will be a funeral service on February 4th at 1 PM at the Berge Pappas Smith Chapel of the Angels in Fremont. We wish to acknowledge, with deep appreciation, the love, concern, and support shown to our family, during this time of bereavement.


Memorial Service: February 4, 2023 1:00 pm - July 20, 2024 3:00 pm

Room: Garden Chapel

Berge Papas Smith Chapel of the Angels
40842 Fremont Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94538


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  1. CandleI had the great good fortune of sharing a suite with Greg in Manning Hall while he was in law school at Berkeley. We became good friends and the following school year five of us from Manning rented a house on Garber Street. Greg and I had many long conversations. One result is that he feels like a brother to me, even though we certainly didn’t keep in touch the way brothers would.
    For me, Greg’s skill as a conversationalist was his most endearing quality. He was articulate and knowledgeable about many topics. I learned so much from him. But more than that, he had a way of expressing well thought-out arguments, and thoughtfully considering counter-arguments, that made it as much a pleasure to disagree with him as it would have been to agree with him. We did not need to agree. It was fine if we both understood each other’s thinking.
    Rest in peace, brother.

  2. I have known Greg since our first day as Rice University students nearly 50 years ago. He has been a great friend and advisor, and I know he has touched many people’s lives thru his work, family, and friendships. I enjoyed the time I was able to spend with Greg, but I will sorely miss him.

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