Mr. and Mrs. Robert Maur
In 2008, Robert B. and Nancy K. Maur, established The Gregory S. Maur Memorial Scholarship at Jefferson Community College in memory of their son, Gregory Maur. The first scholarship was awarded that same year with preference given to a full-time, second year student with the intent to transfer after their time at Jefferson Community College. Additional preference for the scholarship is also given to members, or children or grandchildren of members, of the IBEW Local Union 910, of which Greg was a member.
Gregory was born in 1967 in Watertown, New York. He spent his childhood in that area and graduated from Watertown High School in 1985. He enjoyed playing football and lacrosse during his time there. After High School, Gregory graduated from SUNY Canton in 1987 where he earned an associate’s degree in business. From there, Gregory decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and become an electrician. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 910. Gregory was passionate about his job and enjoyed the people he worked with.
Gregory was an avid fisherman and hunter. He was known for his kind nature and being a friend to all.
In 2001, after noticing a suspicious mole on his body, Gregory was diagnosed with melanoma. Even after years of monitoring the area, the melanoma spread and eventually took his life in 2006 at the age of 39.
In 2007, Deborah Madill, Gregory’s partner, organized a Staying “Safe from Sun” Melanoma walk in Gregory’s memory. Each year since 2011, the Annual Greg Maur Memorial Golf Tournament is held in LaFargeville, NY. Friends, family and community members gather to benefit the Melanoma Research Foundation in Gregory’s name.
The Jefferson Community College Foundation is forever grateful to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Maur for establishing this scholarship and for allowing Gregory’s memory to be celebrated through this annual award.