Shirley J. Greenig

Obituary for Shirley J. Greenig

May 10, 2022
Warminster, Pennsylvania


Shirley J. Greenig, a longtime resident of Warminster, Pa. passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at Abington Jefferson Health Hospital. She was 89 years old. Born in Abington, she was the daughter of the late Walter J. and Gertrude (nee Hudders) Benson. She was the beloved wife of the late George G. Greenig who passed away May 25, 2020.

Shirley was the loving mother of Michele (Scott) Reinert and George B. Greenig. Shirley will also be greatly missed by her adoring grandchildren; Alexandra Renee, and Matthew George Reinert.

Shirley was best known as a caregiver to all, she supported her husband George while he was away at sea (being a Merchant Marine) by consistently loving on her children, their home, and serving their family and dearest friends. Her selfless and generous heart was evident in everything she did. From an early age, she demonstrated a strong work ethic helping out in the grocery store that her mother and stepfather owned in Willow Grove. After graduating from high school, she became a corporate secretary for a hosiery union in Philadelphia. She met the love of her life on a double date with her best friend, and the rest was history. Over the course of 65 years together, she went on many vacations with George to the beach with their kids and grandkids, took their grandkids shopping at local malls, and playing with their late dog Snoopy, late granddog Max, and eventually another granddog that made Shirley smile again after George's passing, Frankie.

There is no better example of a marriage that stayed strong "in sickness and in health" than Shirley and George's. When George was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2011, she was his main caregiver, helping him through countless treatments and appointments over a course of seven years. When Shirley was diagnosed with a rare pancreatic condition she was taken care of by George. They were truly a "Love Story", "Two peas in a pod", each other's other half. They are now together forever.

Services for Shirley will be held at the Decker-Givnish Life Celebration Home on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 from 10:00am until her Funeral Service at 11:00am.

Interment Whitemarsh Memorial Park.

Relatives and friends are invited to reach out to the Greenig and Reinert families during this time of need. Please offer you condolences or share a story about Shirley. In lieu of flowers, donations in Shirley's memory to the SPCA (Bucks County) and or Stand Up to Cancer would be greatly appreciated.

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Warminster, PA 18974
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