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Carl Emil Greeff

Age 95, of Wilmington, passed December 22, 2015 in Seasons Hospice at Christiana Hospital.

The family thanks all the doctors and nurses for their gentle care. Carl was born in Delmenhorst, Germany and grew up in Montclair, NJ. He attended Stevens Institute of Technology, where he earned a degree in mechanical engineering. Carl was a member of Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society. After graduation, Carl worked for RCA in Lancaster, PA for several years. During this time he participated in a various amateur stage productions and obtained his pilot's license. Carl then joined the DuPont Company, where he worked until retirement. He began his career with DuPont in Buffalo, worked at the Experimental Station and then worked on many projects, including Lycra development, at Louviers, Newark. Carl enjoyed sailing, outings with his family and serving as volunteer bookkeeper for Hilltop Lutheran Neighborhood Center. He was a faithful member of St. Philip's Lutheran Church, and later of St. Mark's Lutheran Church.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents Max and Karla Greeff, his brother Max Greeff, and his sister Inge Boucey. He is survived by his wife, Lois; his sister-in-law, Anne Greeff; children, Lisa Whittaker (Robert), Suzanne Bradley and Carl Greeff (Katy Marsh); grandchildren, Kristin and Patrick Whittaker, Tim (Liz Forbes), Emma, Sam and Karla Bradley, Alice Kwietkauski (Shawn) and Kelly Greeff; and great-grandchildren, Brennan and Kaelin Bradley. We and his friends will all miss his gentle presence.

A memorial service will be 11:00 am, Monday, December 28, 2015 at Mealey Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington, DE 19808. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hilltop Lutheran Neighborhood Center, 1018 West Sixth Street, Wilmington, DE 19805.



Published in The News Journal from Dec. 25 to Dec. 27, 2015
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