Obituary of Robert Bernard Greaser, Sr.
Robert B. Greaser, Sr.,
90, of Kingwood passed away peacefully on Friday May 7, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on December 6, 1930 in Morgantown, a son of the late Margaret Bickford and Joseph Bernard "J.B." Greaser, he was the oldest of three children
Bob was a member of St. Sebastian Catholic Church. He graduated from Morgantown High School in the Class of 1948. He was the center for the basketball team and was their star player. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict as a jet mechanic. He was stationed in Okinawa Japan.
Bob and his wife Boots owned and operated Greasers Amoco on the corner of Rt 7 and 26 in Kingwood for many years. He worked for the U.S. Postal service in Kingwood for 30 years. He walked 12 miles a day delivering mail for 13 years and was a postal clerk for 17 years. He was also a farmer and enjoyed raising cattle and gardening. In their retirement years, he enjoyed taking drives with his wife and stopping for picnics.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Barbara "Boots' Greaser; three daughters Kimberly Scott (Steve) of Kingwood, Melissa Thomas (Don) of Virginia Beach, VA, Kara Komula (Matthew) of Rices Landing, PA; one son Robert Greaser, Jr (Sonia) of Terra Alta; ten grandchildren, Bethany and Wesley Scott, Jordana and Ian Thomas, Dane Greaser (Quynh), Chelsey McMillian (Matt), Karly and Casey Wilson, and Amanda and Gwyneth Komula; four great grandchildren, Jocelyn and Alanna Goodlin, Barrett Greaser and Sunny McMillian; sister-in-law, Patricia Greaser of Terra Alta; brother-in-law, Fred Koch of Kingwood and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Greaser, and a sister, Carolyn "Kate" Koch.
Family and friends will be received at the Arthur H. Wright Funeral Home, Terra Alta on Monday from 4-8:00 p.m. with a prayer vigil at 7:00 p.m. There will be a mass of Christian Burial held Tuesday May 11, 2021 at Saint Sebastian Catholic Church in Kingwood at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Soosai Dass officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery in Howesville with graveside military services provided by Preston County Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his memory to: St. Sebastian Catholic Church (Cemetery Fund), 322 East Main Street, Kingwood, WV 26537; Preston County Senior Center 108 Senior Center Drive, Kingwood, WV 26537 or Preston County Workshop, 650 Jennmar Drive, Reedsville, WV 26547
Condolences may be made at www.arthurwrightfuneralhome.com