Morris Hollinger Greiner, 93, WWII vet, worked at RCA, Mount Gretna historian, enjoyed polka dancing

By on September 27, 2017

Morris Hollinger Greiner, passed away Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at the age of 93.

Born in Mount Gretna, he was the son of the late Morris Sharp and Kathryn Hollinger Greiner. He was the loving husband of Pauline Becker Greiner for 33 years. His first wife was the late Doris Heagy Greiner Kauffman.

Morris served in World War II in the European Theater, for the U.S. Army Signal Corps Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force Division as a communications systems support technician. Following the war, Morris worked as an electrician technician for 35 years for the former RCA Corp., Lancaster. In 1950, he received a bachelor’s degree in television engineering from American Television in Chicago, Ill.

He was an active and faithful member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Colebrook, where he was a member of the choir, and served as treasurer. Morris was a notable Mount Gretna historian. He enjoyed collecting Mount Gretna memorabilia and was a member of the Lancaster Post Card Club. He was an avid bowler, and also enjoyed hiking, photography, and polka dancing with his wife.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Pauline, are three sons: Jim, husband of Peg Greiner, of Lititz; Jeff, husband of Barbara Greiner; Joel, husband of Susan Greiner, all of Lancaster; a daughter: Beth, wife of Peter Jupin, of Lancaster; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death is a granddaughter: Emily Jupin; and a sister: Elmira Leibig.

Morris’ funeral service was held at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Colebrook, Manheim, on Sept. 26. Interment was in the adjoining church cemetery.

Those desiring may send contributions in Morris’ memory to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Colebrook, 58 Church Road, Manheim, PA 17545.

To send the family online condolences, visit Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, handled the arrangements.

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