Bob got his new assignment and took off for Heaven on Jan. 28, 2013, leaving behind his wife, Jeanne, and his "little shorty dog" Daphne. Bob died at his home from respiratory failure and severe COPD.
Jeanne is taking comfort that granddaughter Stephanie Hendren was there to greet her Grandpa Bob and they are together enjoying a rodeo somewhere in Texas.
Bob was the firstborn child to Robert F. and Henriett (Gardipe) Greiner on Nov. 15, 1942, at The Dalles, Ore. The Greiner family is one of Oregon’s pioneer families. He attended St. Mary’s Academy and after graduating high school, he entered the U.S. Navy from 1960 until 1963 as a boiler mate on the destroyer USS Richard B. Anderson. Bob was also the ship’s rescue swimmer.
Given the opportunity, Bob most likely would have become an Olympic swimmer in his youth. Of his many career accomplishments, he loved being a locksmith and retired in 2000.
He is also survived by sons, Richard Giard and Jared Greiner and wife Pam and their children Nicholas (Short Stack), Justin, Travis and Danielle; daughter, Robin Worland and husband Matt and their sons Steven and Thomas; step-daughter, Reneé Stamper and husband Albert and their children Miranda, Ashley and Kash (Dollar); stepson Nathaniel Calkins; sister, Shari Hinkley and husband Ken. Bob is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles and aunts and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Mike; and sisters, Vicki Ruggles, Debbie Benedict and Cindy Turner; and father-in-law Joseph Corrigal.
Cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life is planned for 1 p.m. April 20, 2013 at the Eagle's Lodge at The Dalles.
Bob's witty humor will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was who he was and never phony. He had a very big heart and looked very handsome in his cowboy hat and boots.
“I love you Big Daddy.” — Jeanne
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