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.