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Max C. Greeley, Jr “beloved father, grandfather, and friend”
ROULETTE, Pa.---Max C. “Grumpy” Greeley, Jr., 88, a longtime resident of Roulette, passed away on Thursday, May 30, 2019, in UPMC Cole, Coudersport, after a short illness.
Born on Thursday, April 9, 1931 in Austin, he was a son of Max C. Sr. and Blanche Purdy Greeley. On February 14, 1954, he married Marian Treat, who passed away on January 16, 1997.
Max was a graduate of Austin School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in Germany during the Korean War. He was employed as an electrician working for many companies throughout the years.
Max was a member of Riverside United Methodist Church in Roulette, a former member and past master of Liberty Lodge # 505 F. & A.M. in Port Allegany, and a member of VFW Post 6391 in Port Allegany.
He enjoyed playing cards, cooking, and gardening. Max also enjoyed the camaraderie of his fellow veterans and his granddaughter, Hannah Greeley, at the VFW.
Left to cherish his memory are two sons, Max C. III (Susan) Greeley of Roulette and Michael L. (Jennifer) Greeley of Assumption, Illinois; a daughter, Kellee Weimer of Assumption, Illinois; many grandchildren, including: Isaac (Laura) Greeley, Adam (Noelle) Greeley, Hannah Greeley, Lisa (Bobby) Nay, Ryan (Erika) Trimm, Allison (Nick) Rissler, Steven Greeley, and Matthew (Nikki) Greeley; several great-grandchildren; a brother, Barton Greeley of Austin; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, Max was predeceased by two brothers, Rex Greeley and Wayne Greeley; and a loving companion, Dorothy Smith.
A social gathering will be held at 11am on Sunday, June 2, 2019, at Riverside United Methodist Church, 30 River Street, Roulette.
Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of life from 11am to 4pm on Sunday, July 7, 2019, at the Port Allegany VFW Pavilion, Rte 155, Port Allegany. The celebration will be held rain or shine. A eulogy will be held at 1pm with Melissa Rae Smoker, officiating. The Honor Guard will accord military honors following the eulogy.
Burial will be in Card Creek Cemetery, Roulette.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials in Max’s name may be made to VFW Post 6391, 4743 Rte 155, Port Allegany, PA 16743 or to Riverside United Methodist Church, 30 River Street, Roulette, PA 16746.
Max’s family has entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Max, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com
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