William R. Greif



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GREECE: Sunday, June 10, 2007 at age 78, with courage and dignity. He is predeceased by his wife, Sheila Bamford Greif in 1995. Survived by his sons, Michael (Carolyn) Greif and Daniel Greif; daughter, Laurie Guck; grandchildren, Sean and Erin Greif; sister-in-law, Kathy (Peter) Post; three nieces and their families; companion, Carol Pickworth; many, many friends. Bill was a member of the 1947 Aquinas Institute Football team and on April 29, 2001 was inducted into the Aquinas Institute Football Hall of Fame. It was a part of his life in which he was very proud. He continued to play football for the University of Portland and Villanova. Bill loved to play golf, visit with friends over coffee and was a man of great faith. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Friends may call Wednesday 4-7 P.M. at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond. Friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass, Thursday 9:30 A.M. at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 3303 Dewey Avenue. Interment in Avon Cemetery. Those wishing may make contributions to the American Diabetes Association, 595 Blossom Road, Suite 208, Rochester NY 14610 in his memory.


  1. Daneane Nucci on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    All of us at The Village will miss Bill greatly. He made many friends and was such a proud man. His face lit up when we spoke about his time at Villanova. I hope your happy memories will help to ease your pain.

  2. ted miller class of 45 on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    billy always gave us a chance to cheer as he snaked his way through the line for another first down. enjoy the happiness of heaven.

  3. Chris and Judy Landry on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Friends of our, Bob and Linda Locke, made us aware of Bill’s passing. My husband, Chris, is the nephew of Frank and Mary Landry and the son of Jack Landry. We have passed along information about Bill to Jack. Jack and Jan Landry currenly live in Coldwater, Michigan. Our sympathies are extended to you. We share the pride of Aquinas and the success of Bill’s football career. God Bless You! Love, Chris & Judy

  4. Walt Isaac on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I am so sorry to hear about Bill. I played baseball with him for many years – – Aquinas, Cooper-Marines American Legion, Semi-Pro- Crosman Arms. A wonderful guy and wonderful friend many years ago. I was unable to get to the wake tonight but I hope to make it to the Mass tomorrow.

  5. Bill and Mary O'Neill on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    It was always quite a pleasure to chat with Bill when he came to Cardinal Creek.Bill sure loved his golf. We are sure that Bill is watching us all from heaven.

  6. Gary Rouleau on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Mike, I am very sorry to hear that your Dad passed away. I know what that is like and I know that you will find your own way to deal with it as no words can ease that feeling. See you soon.

  7. Barbara Updaw on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    My prayers are with you, Laurie, Mike and Dan, in this time of sorrow. Billy will be missed by us all. I have some great memories of your dad at the family picnics, always smiling and laughing. Billy was one of my dad’s favorite nephews, someone he was very proud of, a great man. He will live in our hearts forever.

  8. Terry Sullivan class of 48 on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To Billy, Aquinas’s greatest half back and great friend, from TR..

  9. John and Sylvia Schruefer on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    We have great and lasting memories of our good times with Bill and Sheila. We enjoyed their visits to Maryland and always looked forward to seeing them on our trips to Rochester. We will miss him greatly and will keep him and the family in our prayers. Sylvia and John Rockville, Maryland

  10. Robert L. Schwab on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    William will be missed dearly. My sincere condlences to your famiily.

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