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Mr. Donald Greive

Obituary for Mr. Donald Greive

October 4, 1931 - May 20, 2018
Avon Lake, Ohio | Age 86


Donald E. Greive, 86, of Avon Lake, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018. Donald was born in Litchfield, Ohio on October 4, 1931 and grew up in the town of Spencer along with his four brothers; Claude, Lenny, Fin and Ken. The boys grew up working on a farm and he and Ken would sell produce at West Side Market. He graduated from Spencer High School in 1949, and later joined the navy and was assigned to the U.S.S. Norton Sound which at the time was the navy's most advanced electronic vessel. Still active in the navy, Donald married his wife Janet Mae Walters, to whom he was married for 63 years before her passing on September 26, 2016. After he was honorably discharged, he and his wife moved back to Spencer along with their daughter, Kathy, where he then started at TV repair business while attending college on the G.I. Bill. Upon college graduation, he taught math at Litchfield High School and later became the principal. Donald continued with college until earning his Doctorate Degree and then accepted a position at Lorain County Community College where he was the Dean of Students. He eventually accepted a position at Cuyahoga Community College Western Campus and was the director of evening college until he retired. Upon retirement, he had many hobbies and loved being a part of a barber shop quartet, and mostly loved being a grandfather. Donald leaves behind his son Jerry Greive and his beloved grandchildren. Preceding him in death are his wife Janet, daughter Kathy and his son Jeff. Friends may call on Friday, May 25, 2018 from 10am until noon at the Busch Funeral Homes 32000 Detroit Road, Avon Ohio. Burial to follow at Spencer Cemetery 215 East Main, Spencer, Ohio 44275 where a graveside committal service will take place at 2pm. (440) 933-3202

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