Gregory Allen Knudson

Date of Birth

August 17, 1960

Date of Death

July 14, 2015

On July 14, 2015 Gregory Allen Knudson was taken in a paragliding accident in the Vosges, France. An avid paraglider, world traveler, and Captain of Cargolux Greg respected and appreciated the geography of this amazing world. A self-taught man who studied history and cultures, Greg held a deep respect for the people and places where he flew. Born in California and raised in Venezuela, Mexico, and England he returned to California where he began his love for flying. Moving to Europe in his twenties, he settled in Luxembourg to raise his family, relocating to Germany in 2014. Greg cultivated and cherished friendships throughout the world; whether it was a one-time meeting or a lifetime connection, he had a way of touching the deepest meaning of shared space. He was my eagle lion brother, allowing me to tag along as long as I could keep up and not complain. He was my first geography teacher as we played hiding go seek in London, continuing in our early 20’s explaining various climate processes such as the cloud inversion while sitting behind him as we climbed Camino Cielo on his motorcycle. He was an adventurer and explorer; a devoted husband and father to his wife Lela and sons Kai and Tobi; a loyal friend; and a loving son, brother, and uncle. We shall all miss his entrances, passion, stories, guitar and song playing, love, and beauty. -Claudia

In the United States, Greg’s immediate family members mother, Leslie Lerner; his siblings (and their families) Dana Sadan, Claudia Knudson, Rafael Osuna, Eric Knudson, and Carrie Lemcool; and uncle, Joel Weinstein appreciate the love and support that have been given during this time.

Memorial gathering: Sunday, September 6, Skofield Park 3:00-7:00 RSVP (805)455-1781


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