Henry Robert Greaney, Jr.

henry greaney, jr.
Bob was born on May 30, 1934 in Newburyport, Mass to Frances & Henry Greaney. He was the third of 8 children. He moved to California at the age of 11. When he was 17, Bob enlisted in the Navy where he served 4 years in the Korean War on the USS Eversole and Ticonderoga. On June 16, 1956 he married his childhood sweetheart Edith Hall, who he had known since age 11. Bob is survived by his 4 children Henry Greaney III, Brian Greaney, Robyn Young, Bret Greaney, his son in law Larry Young and two daughter in laws, Jane & Corina Greaney. He is also survived by his 9 beloved grandchildren Brando, Jill, Kimberly, Kevin, Sarah, James, Katie, Casey and Brianna, as well as 2 great-grandchildren, Arianna and Caiden. Bob was an avid bowler & Nascar fan. He had an extensive collection of Nascar memorabilia, especially of his favorite driver, Dale Earnhardt. Bob was loved dearly by his large extended family including his brothers, sisters, numerous nieces and nephews, as well as great nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held in Bob's honor on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 10:00am at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 703 C Street, Union City. Following the memorial, an interment service will be held at Irvington Memorial Cemetery, 41001 Chapel Way, Fremont, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please make donations in Bob's honor to Bob Greaney's Memorial Fund through the American Heart Association http://honor.americanheart.org .

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  1. Rest in Peace, Uncle Bob. You were a special, one of a kind uncle. Always welcoming, sweet and kind hearted. I will miss you greatly, but I rest in the fact that you are no longer in bad health and able to enjoy the things you always loved to do.

    Love, Kim

  2. Rest in Peace to the best Uncle a niece could ask for. You were always willing to listen and to lend a helping hand. As well as the most easy going person I know (next to my dad). Please know how much you are and will be missed. I am comforted by the knowledge that you are no longer in pain and in the best health. I am also comforted knowing you are with the rest of our Guardian Angels. I love you now and forever.



  3. I will miss you very much. As your “Irish Twin” we spent a lot of our young life together with kids from a family somewhat like our own. It was a fun time. Into our adult life our time together was less than in our kid years. Entering into our retirement years we again began to spend more time together. Our circle of life. RIP dear Bob.

  4. I am so grateful to have had you in my life. You were an amazing uncle to me, from childhood, all through my adult life. I enjoyed talking with you and listening to funny stories at all of our family events. You were a blessing to me, and all of our family. I will always hold those memories close. Rest in Peace.

  5. Uncle Bob you made a huge impression on my life as an Uncle, co-worker at one point, and friend forever. You will always be a part of me.

  6. Dear Uncle Bob- Your unending love and presence will be so greatly missed. I am better for having you in my life. I will miss you so much but have so many fun memories of you that make me smile. Rest in peace dear, sweet Uncle. I love you. Kris

  7. Papa – yesterday we laid you to rest. It was an emotional day for us all, but a time for our family to band together and share all of our fond memories of you. We miss you terribly, but will see you again. We will watch over Grandma for you, so don’t you worry. She is in good hands 🙂
    Love you forever – Sarah, Kris, Arianna & Caiden

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