Gregory De Leon

Gregory Allan De Leon, R.N., M.S.N, nurse practitioner, of Chicago, who fought for social justice as a Freedom Rider in the 1960s and as an AIDS and gay rights activist, was founder of the first 4A group (Alcoholics Anonymous AIDS Awareness), was co-founder of Howard Brown’s first offsite HIV clinic and was former head of programs and board member at TPA Network, died Jan. 13, 2016.

She is survived by brother, Mark Standard of New Mexico; sister, Jeanine Standard of Canton; and her many friends who loved her dearly.

She was born into strife and survived depression, recession and hostile aggression. By means of a Higher Power who provided direction, she lived an extremely fulfilling life on this plateau. She was accepted into the next level on Jan. 13, 2016.

A springtime celebration of life is being planned at the Twelve Step House, 4454 N. Damen Ave., Chicago.

In lieu of flowers, Ms. De Leon requests that those whose life she may have touched respond by reaching out to perform a mitzvah for another human being.

Arrangements by Cremation Society of Illinois, 773-281-5058, or

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