John Thomas Greicius
M, #1407, b. 17 February 1941, d. 27 January 1977
|Birth*||17 February 1941 ||John Thomas Greicius was born on 17 February 1941 in Brooklyn, NY.1 |
|Marriage*||8 July 1973 ||He married Frances Jean Rorer, daughter of Laurence Frank Rorer and Isabelle Maidie Crum, on 8 July 1973 at Yardley, Bucks, PA. |
|Death*||27 January 1977 ||He died on 27 January 1977 at New York, New York, at age 35.2 |
|Burial*|| ||He was buried at St. John's Cemetery, Middle Village, Queens, New York.2 |
|Compiler's Comment*|| ||He died of a heart arythmia at the age of 35. He had suffered chest pains while in Miami on business a few days before his death. He had gone to the emergency room there. The doctors could find nothing wrong but suggested he see his doctor when he returned to New York. After his sudden death, Fran found among his papers an appointment he had made with a cardiologist which he did not live long enough to keep.|
John had started an air cargo business called AIR BRIDGE shortly before his death. His first flight went out the night he died. Fran, his widow, remained in New York for six months trying to keep the business going. She gave up, however, realizing that the heart of the business was John and the connections that he had made over the years. He had sold group tours for Korean Air Lines and MidEast Air Lines. Everyone who knew John believed he was going to have an unbelievably successful company with Air Bridge. Air Bridge contracted for the movement of cargo using empty planes. The trick was to find freight to fill the plane on its return flight. Fran had quit her job in anticipation of starting a family. She intended to stay home and pursue her creative interests. John had visited three life insurance agents the week of his death but had not decided upon a policy when he died. Fran was left without insurance, a job or savings, which had been put in to this new company.
- [S1639] John Greicius entry, New York, New York, Birth Index, 1910-1965 #6130, (accessed 11 Mar 2018).
- [S204] Interview, Isabelle Crum Rorer.
Barry Glenn Baker
M, #1408, b. 1 September 1948, d. 30 August 2016
|Birth*||1 September 1948 ||Barry Glenn Baker was born on 1 September 1948 in Detroit, Michigan.1 |
|Education*||1969 ||He earned a Bachelor's degree in 1969 at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. |
|Occupation*|| ||He was producer, director, teacher and advocate for Public Television. |
|Marriage*||26 December 1974 ||He married Sherri Alice Rorer, daughter of Laurence Frank Rorer and Isabelle Maidie Crum, on 26 December 1974 at Lahaska, Bucks, PA. |
|Death*||30 August 2016 ||He died on 30 August 2016 at Saginaw, MI, at age 67. He had fallen down the stairs at his home in Bay City, Mi on the 24th of August. He had a broken bone in his neck and sustained trauma to the brain. After realizing he was brain dead, his family agreed to have him withdrawn from life support 9:30 in the evening on the 29th of August. He drew his last breath the next morning at 2:30. His wife and two children were by his bedside.2 |
|Obituary*||31 August 2016 ||He's death was was recorded in an Obituary on 31 August 2016 at the internet web portal of MLive.|
|Burial*||1 September 2016 ||He was buried on 1 September 2016 at Clover Hill Park Cemetery, Birmingham, MI. It was his 68th birthday. This cemetery was selected because it was a Jewish cemetery which allowed non-Jews to be buried there. Barry's wife, who was not Jewish, wanted to be buried next to her Jewish husband.2 |
|Sherri Alice Rorer |
- [S286] Sherri Rorer Baker, "Baker family information," e-mail to Louise Rorer Rosett, 27 Nov 2006.
- [S1332] Interview, Sherri Rorer Baker, 24 Aug through 30 Aug 2016.