William G. Greenhalgh

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William G. Greenhalgh

AGE: 91 • Polk City, FL

William G. Greenhalgh, son of the late George and Helen Greenhalgh, died at age 91 while at LRMC. He retired and moved to Mt. Olive Shores 27 years ago from Vineland, N.J. He was a World War 2 veteran having been in the Army - 16th Field Artillery Observation Battalion. He served in the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium as well as in France, Luxemburg and Germany. He belonged to the American Legion and V.F.W. He graduated from Rowan University (Glassboro State N.J.) with a B.S. and two M.S. degrees in education. He taught Elementary, Educable, and Trainable children in the Vineland N.J. School System. He also worked as a principal.

He was a 30-year Boy Scout Leader for Troop 15 in Vineland. He was the Water Front director at Camp Kimble in Auburn, N.J. for several years. He earned the Scouter's Key, Silver Beaver, and was a member of the Order of the Arrow. He additionally was President and Secretary of the Vineland Exchange Club for several terms and served a term as N.J. State Exchange Secretary. His favorite hobby was traveling by and taking care of his motor home. He visited 49 states, most of Canada and western Mexico. He was a past International President of the Foretravel Motorcade Club. He also sang tenor in the First United Methodist Churches of Vineland, N.J. and Lakeland, FL.

His sister Eleanor Walters predeceased him. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Elsie (Maytrott) Greenhalgh; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara Greenhalgh- Weidman and Richard Weidman of Hainesport, N.J.; brother-in-law, Joseph Walters of Summerfield, FL and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

The family will receive friends Friday at 10am with the funeral immediately following at 11am in the Chapel at First United Methodist Church; Lakeland, FL. Interment will be at Siloam Cemetery, Vineland, N.J. at a time not yet determined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the Methodist Church of Vineland or Lakeland or the Boy Scouts of America.

Published in The Daily Journal on Jan. 29, 2014
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