VERONA BEACH >> Bryce J. Greenwood, 80, of 6711 Lake Shore Road North, Verona Beach, died unexpectedly on Thursday, March 21, 2013, at University Hospital, Syracuse, following a brief illness.
He was born on Sept. 21, 1932, in Oneida, a son of Bert and Doris Rouse Greenwood.
Bryce spent his early years in Oneida and Verona Beach, and was a 1950 graduate of Oneida High School, later attending Utica College. He later lived in Hershey, Pa., and Blowing Rock, N.C., before returning to Verona for seven years, and has lived in Verona Beach since 1985.
He was a sales representative for the Smith-Lee Company in Oneida, the Weyerhaeuser Company in Syracuse for 15 years, Onondaga-Drennan Company in Syracuse for 12 years, and was currently working for Charles Haller Enterprises of Syracuse, where he has been employed for more than 20 years.
Bryce was a veteran of the Korean War
, serving with the U.S. Navy
for 4½ years, 2½ years of which was in the Korean area.
He served as Codes Enforcement Officer for the Town of Verona for five years, and was a member of the Fire Commissions of Sylvan Beach for 10 years.
Bryce was a member of the American Legion Sherrill Post No. 230 for over 58 years, a past member of the Pow-ha-tan Club, the Elk's Club, and was a long time member of the Great Swamp Conservancy of Canastota, and the Lenox Rural Cemetery Board of Trustees.
He really enjoyed walking, fishing, and hunting. Bryce walked four miles a day, every day, for over 25 years, logging about 1450 miles every year.
Bryce was married to Dorothy H. Watson Hess for 30 years. They were married on Dec. 22, 1977, in Verona. Dorothy died on Nov. 9, 2006.
He was predeceased by a his parents, several years ago; his brother, Bruce J. Greenwood, who died in September of 1975; and his sister, Patricia Heyden of Irving, Texas, who died on Dec. 3, 2010.
Surviving are: his sister's husband, Donald Heyden, Sr., of Irving, Texas, and their three children, Donald, Jr., and Vickie Heyden of Ft. Worth, Texas, Julie and Joseph Mead of Keller, Texas, and Cindy and James Barber of Roanoke, Texas, and their children; his four step-daughters, Diane Hoover of Sherrill, Debby and Donald Collard of Clay, Karen Hill of North Carolina, and Judy Hess of DeLeon Springs, Fla.; as well as several cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, March 29, 2013, at the J. Homer Ball Funeral Home, Inc., Canastota. Pastor Donna Chapman, of the Whitelaw Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Lenox Rural Cemetery, Canastota. Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home, 201 James St., Canastota. In his memory, contributions may be made to the Great Swamp Conservancy, Inc., 8375 N. Main St., Canastota, N.Y. 13032, or to Wanderers' Rest Humane Assn., Inc., P.O. Box 535, Canastota, N.Y. 13032, with envelopes available at the funeral home.
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