Frank A. Greiner

Frank A. Greiner passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2023.  He was born on November 18, 1942, to Frank and Catherine Greiner in Manhattan, New York.

After Frank graduated from high school, he joined the Navy and served his country for three and a half years until he was honorably and medically discharged due to an injury.  Shortly after, Frank found his career passion after landing a job in the computer field.  He held many positions over the years and ultimately landed his dream job as a contractor for NASA for 37 years until he retired in 2022.

After retiring, Frank sparked an interest in and enjoyed tinkering with model trains.  His hobby was second to his passion: showing love to his family and beloved wife, Colleen.  His smile, warmth and compassion, and welcoming heart will be remembered by family and friends who had the opportunity to spend time with him in the Greiner home.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Catherine Greiner; sisters, Evelyn Greiner, Frances Greiner, and Ellen Gozdick; and grandson, David Allen.  He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Colleen (Murphy) Greiner; four children by his first marriage, Dawn Ashby (Tim), David Greiner (Haley), Jason Greiner (Tracy), Jennifer Robins (Chad); sixteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Kathy Powers; and four brothers, Artie Greiner (Ginger), Chuck Greiner (Micki), Rick Greiner (Dolly) and Dan Greiner.

His canine companions were dear to him.  Gracie has stayed behind with Colleen, but Bear, Teah, and Talon are on a long walk with him in Heaven.

A private family visitation will be held at Peninsula Funeral Home.  A graveside service will be held at Forrest Lawn Cemetery, 8100 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA.  23505 on Monday, October 16, 2023 at 11:00 am.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.


  1. Renata Barrick and Vernon Fajotina

    Our deepest condolences to Colleen and her family. Frank will be dearly missed. He was such a smart and fun person. He always had a joke or said something funny to make us laugh. Colleen was lucky to have found him. They were perfect for each other.

  2. Lonnie & Barbara Steadman

    To the family, we would like to extend our deepest sympathy in your loss.
    We had the opportunity to meet Mr. Greiner through Dave & Hailey. It was evident that he loved his family. May our Lord give you peace in the days ahead. 🙏🏼

  3. Marilyn Aldrich

    I worked with Frank for many years at NASA. He always had a sense of humor and loved his family. I am sorry for your loss, Colleen. He loved you dearly. I know his memory will be eternal.

  4. Jen Murphy

    Frank and Colleen were so gracious to take us in while we were home hunting. Frank loved our new home. So glad he got to see it. Their home at the holidays was always a special place to be. Frank will be missed by all but we will get to spend eternity with him and that’s a big hallelujah !!

  5. Lisa York

    My deepest sympathy to Colleen and her family. Frank was a wonderful person who dearly loved his wife and family. May Colleen and her family find great comfort in knowing heaven has a new angel.

  6. Diana Johnston

    My heartfelt condolences to Dawn, David, Jason and Jennifer and family on the loss of your Dad.
    Condolences Colleen for your loss of you husband. Covering all of you in prayers for strength, comfort and peace ❤️✝️

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