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Karl Heinz Grieshaber

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Karl Heinz Grieshaber

AGE: 90 • Wilmington

Karl Heinz Grieshaber, age 90, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on November 10, 2016.

Born in Stuttgart, Germany, Karl and his wife, Charitas, immigrated to the United States in 1952. Karl was a horticulturalist at Longwood Gardens. Afterward, he worked at the New York Botanical Garden before retiring. Karl loved being outdoors, whether it was tending to his plants and gardens or mountain climbing and hiking.

Karl will be remembered for his love of life, as well as always cracking jokes and making everyone laugh.

Karl was predeceased by his wife, Charitas E. Grieshaber, as well as his parents and his siblings. He is survived by his daughter, Petra Young and her husband, Bruce; and his sons, Nickolaus Grieshaber and his wife, Sandie, and John Grieshaber and his wife, Meg; along with his grandchildren and great grandchild, Christine Rispoli and her husband, Frank; Brian Young and his wife, Sharon McGarvey, and their daughter Kayla; Matthew, Julia, and Chloe Grieshaber; and Elizabeth and Alexa Grieshaber.

The family wishes to thank the Lorelton Assisted Living Facility and Vitas Hospice for their kindness and compassion.

Services will be private.

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Published in The News Journal from Nov. 13 to Nov. 15, 2016
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