William J. Greer
William J. Greer, a longtime Rockaway resident, died May 14.
Greer was born in Queens, New York and lived in Rockaway for 50 years. He was a telephone installer for Verizon. Greer also served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War era.
Greer was preceded in death by his wife, Irene; brothers, John, Edward and George; and sisters, Frances and Mary.
He is survived by his sons, William M. (Nancy), Brian (Katie), Matthew and Michael; daughter, Mary Ellen Stroud (James); sister, Margaret Schroder; grandchildren, William, Reilly, Lauren, James, Kaitlyn and Shannon.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home, Rockaway Beach. A funeral mass will take place at St. Francis de Sales Church, Belle Harbor on Friday, May 18, at 9:45 a.m. Interment will follow at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, New York.