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“Harry and i graduated HS together and then went to Penn together until he transferred to Temple. every Wednesday after classes we would walk together...Read More »
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“Harry was my boss since 2000. He was a wealth of knowledge and shared what he knew with everyone. He enjoyed life, family, traveling, and working...Read More »
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“Rob, I am sorry to hear about your dad. ”
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“My thoughts are with your family. ”
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“My uncle, my tutor, my advocate, my friend... I never heard Harry speak ill of anyone. In fact, he was the least judgmental person I have come to...Read More »
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“Harry Greveris was the man. He was really the Director of DIO. I worked for Harry for many years and he is a very intelligent person who knew it...Read More »
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“Harry ..... working with and for Harry during my APG career was a great opportunity! He had such wisdom, was well spoken, always seemed so calm,...Read More »
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“Little did I know when I met Harry in 1990 that we had much in common. In fact it took quite a few years before I found out that we were both from...Read More »
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Harry A. Greveris died on Monday, March 23, 2009 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He was born on July 8, 1942 in Mecklenberg, Germany. After immigrating to the United States of America, Harry became an American citizen. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Pamela Greveris, and his parents, John and Elsa Grever. Harry is survived by his wife of 42 years Mary (Murtaugh), his son Robert Greveris: Abingdon, MD; a grandson Dylan Short; Bel Air, MD, brother, John (Heidi) Grever; Colmar, PA, sister Ruth Smothers; Philadelphia, PA, and one brother-in-law, Thomas (Josephine) Murtaugh; Bel Air, MD, a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. Throughout his career, Harry was a Department of Defense employee where he served at the following installations: Frankford Arsenal, PA; Tropic Test, Panama; Yuma, AZ; Baumholder, Germany, and the past 23 years were spent at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG). His current job at APG was the Deputy Director of Public Works. Harry was a beloved and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, traveling, playing chess and listening to opera. His favorite Aria was Nessun dorma from the final act of Giacomo Puccini's opera Turandot. Harry volunteered in his local community as a tutor for the Tutorial Society, a Community Mediator for Harford County Government's Community Outreach Program, and as a member of Harford County Public School's Study Circles Program. He was also a member of the following associations and organizations: The American Association of Engineers, Dublin Dancers, and Onefile Wine Club. He was a nationally ranked collegiate chess player.
The family will receive friends in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 201 Mt. Royal Ave. in Aberdeen on Saturday, March 28 from 11:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. at which time a memorial service officiated by Rev. G. Neale Wirtanen will be celebrated. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association in memory of Harry Greveris.

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