I am still looking for my father's family on his mother's side (Malones of NYC, ie. Malone Piano Moving Company, and Gormans), as well as his father's mother's side of the family (Odell, Brazil).
My father passed away yesterday morning. I would like to keep a promise to him to find his relatives.
His Obituary -
Charles Warren Dyer Greening of Milford, Pennsylvania, passed away after a long illness at the age of 82 on Saturday, February 07, 2009 in Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis, New York.
Born October 25, 1926 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York, Warren was preceded in death by his father, Charles Sidney Greening; his mother, Mary Elizabeth Malone of Yonkers, New York; his sister, Constance Greening Owings of North Augusta, South Carolina; and his sister, Barbara Greening Orben of Milford, Pennsylvania.
Warren began his military career on December 12, 1944 as a Medic in a Merchant Marine First Aid Station, U.S. Maritime Service, where he provided first aid to the sick and wounded. He was honorably discharged on April 16, 1946 and reenlisted on April 24, 1946 in the U.S. Army. He was subsequently stationed in Japan and was honorably discharged on October 4, 1947. Service awards include an expert rifle marksmanship medal and patches, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal.
During the following years while attending college, Warren contributed a lot of his time and labor to development of the Milford community, by helping to build the Milford-Montague Toll Bridge, which was opened to traffic on December 30, 1953, and clearing forestland for what was to become the Conashaugh Lakes community and the surrounding vicinity (‘Sunnylands’). Warren graduated from State Teacher’s College in East Stroudsburg, PA, with a Bachelor of Science in Health Education in June 1952.
Warren and Nancy, married on January 23, 1954, renewed their wedding vows on their 51st anniversary in the same church, and were together on their 55th wedding anniversary two weeks ago.
Warren’s sterling 30-year career as a civilian in the U.S. Government began at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey in 1952, and over the years he traveled the country and overseas in various assignments. In the late 1960’s, the family moved to Okinawa, Japan, at a critical time in the history of the Vietnam War. After returning to the states, the family moved to Virginia where Warren worked for years at Fort Belvoir’s U.S. Army Computer Systems Command. He transferred to the Department of Health Education and Welfare, and then to the Department of Transportation where he retired from Federal Service as Supervisory Position Classification Specialist / Personnel Officer. He moved to Warrenton, VA, and began working in the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Department, where he developed some of his greatest friendships and found the work especially enjoyable.
Warren returned to Milford in 1996 where he remained with his wife Nancy until his death. He was a member of the Woodbridge, VA Division I Ancient Order of Hibernians, and the Christian Hill American Legion Post #139 in Milford. He was a lover of all sports, but especially baseball, coaching little league in his spare time during his younger years. His favorite pastimes were golfing, crossword puzzles, gardening, writing poetry, and above all, trout fishing.
Warren is survived by his wife, Nancy Stroyan Greening; a sister-in law, Faith Stroyan Martinez of Frisco, Texas; a daughter Nancy Greening Javorsky and husband David of Dingmans Ferry, PA; daughter Constance Greening Cartoski and husband Joseph of Norfolk, VA; son Peter Todd Greening of Woodbridge, VA; son Matthew Warren Greening and wife Chantal of Dumfries, VA; grandsons Mark Joseph Cartoski, Kevin John Cartoski, Graham Matthew Greening, step-grandson Alexander Chemerys and his wife Lisa; two nieces, five nephews, a grand-niece, cousins, friends, and his loyal cat Barney.
Viewings will be held from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9pm on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at the Stroyan Funeral Home, 103 W. High Street, Milford, PA. Funeral services will take place at 10:00am on Thursday, February 12, 2009 at the Good Shepherd and St. John Episcopal Church, Catherine Street, Milford, PA with Father McGinty officiating. Interment will be in the Milford Cemetery, Dingman Township, PA.