I send my deepest, heartfelt condolences to the entire Cilek family. Greg changed the course of my life in many ways, none the least by offering me opportunities that I hadn't had elsewhere; much like he had done for so many others. His generosity, bold attitude and constant eyes on the future has, and will continue, to inspire me. Sending lots of love.
Cilek family sorry for your loss. You will all be in my prayers. Keep all the good memories in your hearts forever. God Bless
RIP Greg many great memories when we were young and that Brown Street house was so alive with people, politics and sport. I will always treasure our friendship. I am so glad you were able to experience such a full life with family friends and great accomplishments. I always think of you on Dec.11, the birthday date we share. Condolences to the whole family as they remember your mischievous smile and wry sense of humor. Duane Rohovit Mpls MN
I will always remember Greg going to Horace Mann and Central Junior High. A cute and fun boy who has left us much to soon, as he had a lot of life left.
My thoughts and prayers going to all the Cilek Family, who lived on Brown Street with the Balmer family for years.
We hope he is in a better place,, and will see his parents.
All the Balmers will always remember the family with great love and friendship. nlb
Sympathy and prayers for all of the Cilek family.
I was 3 years ahead of Greg, but remember him at Horace Mann as a classmate of my brother, Tim.
Over the years I have had contact with many members of Greg's family and extended family.
I wish peace and comfort with happy memories of Greg.
Colleen (Villhauer) Hogan
Our condolences to Brenda and Greg’s family. It’s hard to believe that someone so full of life is no longer with us. We got to know Greg as our neighbor during our time in Iowa City. Some of our best memories were with Greg and Brenda, taking in a sunset from their roof, sharing a meal at a favorite Northside restaurant, and having an Aviation (or two) way too late in the evening. Greg was always a gracious host and had a way of making you feel like the most important person in the room. We’re grateful to have called such a kind and charismatic person our friend.
My heartfelt condolences to The Cilek family and friends. Gregory Cilek was a gracious man. I worked for Iowa SportsClub, MPHC, and IowaSports Managemant. For the past 20 years. He was always supportive and encouraging in the world of fitness. His presence will be missed.
My condolences to Mr. Gregory's family and friends. I have been working for this company for more than 20 years; I just want to say thank you for give me the opportunity to work for you. My family will remember you with gratitude.
My deepest condolences to Brenda and the whole Cilek family. Gregory became like a brother to me during our 25 years working together. He was smart, intuitive, generous and had a real zest for life. We laughed, we debated, we plotted, we celebrated and had a genuine appreciation for each other. I am shocked by his early departure and sad that he’ll no longer be a part of my life….Scott Salmon
My sincere thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Greg. A lost is always so difficult and the only sense of relief is in knowing that the loved one is no longer in pain or suffering of any kind. Rest in Peace Greg Cilek.
Greg was aa friend since grade school. I will always remember singing at the house on Brown Street.
May God's peace and love be with the entire Cilek family. There was a brief time, a snapshot really, over one Christmas break years ago when he was home from college and I was in x-ray training. I x-rayed Gregory's shoulder one night when I was on call. We spent a little time together during that winter break, in what was a very dark time in my life. His empathy and encouragement helped me more than he will ever know. I won't be there on Saturday but wanted to share this memory of a sweet and humble man. See you on the other side.
Greg was a kind man. I have fond memories of him growing up on Brown Street and beyond. I did not realize he was ill or I would have tried to visit him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Karen Haugen Greenleaf
Blessings to Greg's loving family and his many friends. I have fond memories of Greg from Horace Mann Elementary through our 1973 graduation from Iowa City's City High School. He touched so many hearts with his sense of humor and caring. Greg's at peace as no one can understand. I'm sure his Spirit will be visiting many! Sending healing, loving, energy. ♥️
Thoughts and Prayers for Peace, Comfort and Memories for Cilek family and friends.
My sincerest condolences to all the Cilek family. I remember Greg fondly from Horace Mann through City High. He was always kind and a leader by example.
God bless Gregory and the Cilek Family….Gregory and brother Steve were so instrumental in my life in my move to NYC…Rest in Peace Gregory.
I am saddened that Gregory is no longer with us. May he rest in the peace of the Lord and may be joined by those who have gone before! My prayers go out to each and every member of his family. May their beautiful memories keep him alive in their minds and their hearts. I am sorry I won't be there on Saturday to share these thoughts in person.
To the entire Cilek family I want you to know how much Greg influenced my life. I certainly feel privileged and enriched to have grown up with Gregory and my association with the Cilek Family. I will never forget our senior year when Gregory would get in the football huddle and call touchdown passes between us. Thankfully he was so good and such a leader that his call often came through. Later in life I worked in Manhattan and was able to reconnect. Wherever we went for dinner in Manhattan he was at the point of the spear. My heart aches but my soul is truly thankful. God bless you all!