Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Memorial Statement - by CDG

The Facebook posting below dated March 3rd 2013 was postede by my friend and Scouting Volunteer Cathy Gilland. Cathy Davis G In the last two weeks, I have been to 3 Funeral/Memorial Services! Each one as emotional as the first..alll fellow Scouters I have worked with over the last 25 years. I say good bye to Bill Cassen, Joe Latona (both in there 60's) and yesterday I said good bye to my sweet friend Jim Greewisch.(in his 80's)... I went to his Memorial Service yesterday, a wonderful sweet man whom the Pastor referred to as a man who (in the Navy)Servered...served His God, his country, his fellow man, Veterans, his family, his boys in all there activities including over 40 years serving in the BoyScouts of America...his church, , ...I could go on but there was a bunch of veterans at the service...at the end of the service during Amazing Grace, one man accross the isle from me in a wheel chair, Hand Saluted, as tears ran down his cheek! Out side where they gathered, I thanked them for their service...to their country, and the man in the chair..... I hugged! All of these men who passed away are with the Lord, Godly men who made a major impact on my two sons growing up without there Dad....... Each one of them ...and there are so many others still with us, gave of themselves to help make a positive infulence on the boys that looked up to them as Scoutmasters, Asst. Scoutmasters, and Leaders who guided them in healthy, Godly living...to help others, put God, Country first and themselves last! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.................and for those who have gone, I will see you again! &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&& &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&& Linda N Richie Vedsted --- Well said. And you gt me crying, again. I hope I get to see you besides at a funeral sometime, ok? &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&& Cathy Davis G --- Let me get to feelin better and will make a play date! &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&& Kristi McDowell Scallin ---- And you will see them again. Lots of love!!! &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&& Maruta Mang --- Very nice tribute. &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&& Michael R. Allen --- Thank you, Cathy. Your expressions here were Perfect. We were and are truly Blessed to have lived among and served such men. &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&& ****************************************************************************************************************************************** JOE LATONA - ******************************************************************************************************************************************* JIM GRIEWISCH Michael Allen & Jimmy Griewisch February 2011 - Markham Park , Florida Scoutmasters Camporee 2011 &&&&&&&&&& ********** Joe Latona OBITUARY Joseph "Joe" Latona Obituary Latona, Joseph "Joe", was raised in Cheektowaga, NY (a suburb of Buffalo, NY). He moved to Florida in 1970 after completing his Master of Science in Education. After teaching Industrial Arts at Piper High School, he transitioned into the insurance industry where he completed his career as Senior Vice President - Risk Consulting with Lockton Companies, Inc. The Latona family has lived in Jacksonville and Pensacola before settling in Plantation, FL in 1980. As a registered Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Certified Hazard Control Manager (CHCM), Joe traveled extensively both domestically and internationally. Locally, he was selected to be the insurance and safety director of the Dade County Metro-Rail Rapid Transit Project in 1980. He also worked for Sedgwick James, Inc. and Marsh & McLennan Companies handling risk control and claims for the insurance companies. In 1998, Joe was awarded the Distinguished Service to Safety Award from the National Safety Council for his many years of service helping organizations improve safety in their workplace. A lifelong Scouter, Joe raised two Eagle Scouts and was an Assistant Scout Master with Troop 111 at Plantation United Methodist Church. He earned the prestigious Silver Beaver award in 1995, the year following his tenure as Chief of the South Florida Council's Scoutmaster Camporee where he was responsible for moving the annual event from Holiday Park to Markham Park (where it is still held today). Joe is survived by his loving wife, Joanne Paschke; his son, Jason Philip; and grandson, Jonathan Patrick of Coconut Creek; his son, Justin Powell of Fort Lauderdale; his parents, John Matthew and Irene Schultz of Oakland Park; and his uncle, Vincent Alphonso Latona of Depew, NY. Memorial services are planned for Saturday, March 2 at 2 p.m. at Plantation United Methodist Church located at 1001 NW 70th Avenue in Plantation, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated on behalf of Joe to Boy Scout Troop 111 - please send c/o Plantation United Methodist Church at address above. Funeral arrangements by TM Ralph Funeral Home (954-587-6888). &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&& ********************* Jim Griewisch OBITUARY James Louis Griewisch Griewisch, James Louis, 87, Plantation, FL, departed this life February 12, 2013. He was born January 10, 1926 to Alfred H. and Selma P Griewisch in Milwaukee, WI. He attended Steuben Junior High, Boys Tech, and U of WI at Milwaukee. In WWII, he served in the Mediterranean and European Theater with the US Navy and for his part with the Normandy Invasion Forces, he received the French Legion of Honor Award. He enjoyed over 60 happy years from a marriage to Eileen Bronk, May 31, 1952. He was employed by Harnischfeger Corp. as a diesel engineer in Port Washington, WI and Crystal Lake, IL. With the State of FL Department of Transportation, he spent over 32 years in traffic study and design. Jim was an active member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, holding multiple offices in the church and school. As a member of Lutheran Education Society, he was a vital force in the establishment of Lutheran High School of South Florida. Jim was involved in the scouting program for over 70 years from the age of 8 Sea Scout in WI to Boy Scouts of America in FL. In recognition of his contribution to scouting, especially in pioneering and leadership skills, He received the Silver Beaver and Lamb Awards. He was Scoutmaster Camporee Chief in 1978 and attended several National Scout Jamborees serving on arena show staff. As an active Veterans of Foreign Wars member, Jim has served as local and District Chaplain for over 15 years, deriving great pleasure helping returning combat veterans ease back into an active personal life in their community. He is a member of Post 2500, Hollywood, FL. Jim is survived by his wife, Eileen Griewisch; sons, Jeff Griewisch of Ft. Lauderdale and Carl Griewisch (Kathy) Banner Elk, NC; granddaughter, Kate Griewisch, Madagascar; and grandson, Kyle Griewisch, Salisbury, NC. His brother, Alfred E. Griewisch, predeceased him as prisoner of war in Germany. Fred Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., March 3, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 11 SW 11th St., Ft Lauderdale. A burial at So. Florida National Cemetery, Lake Worth, FL will be held at a later date. Memorials for Jim can be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or Veterans of Foreign Wars Buddy Poppy Program.

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