Erwin Grieb

Erwin Grieb

Monday, October 3rd, 1932 - Monday, June 8th, 2020
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Erwin Grieb, 87, of Glenolden died peacefully on Monday June 8, 2020 in the Crozer Keystone Hospice at Taylor Hospital, Ridley Park, PA.

Born in the German Bessarabian town of Neu Arzis in Romania, he was the son of the late Gotthilf and the late Olga ( nee Gunsch) Grieb. After being a WW2 refugee, Erwin earned his apprenticeship as a tool and die maker in post-war Germany and then moved with his family to the United States in 1956. He served in the United States Army from 1957 to 1958 and met his wife while being stationed in Germany.

He was employed by the Ludwig Honald company for 19 years and La France Corporation for 22 years before retiring in 1999. Erwin was an avid singer and an active member of multiple German associations in the Philadelphia area including the Delaware Saengerbund and the Bayerischer Volksfest-Verein. He enjoyed bowling in multiple bowling leagues at MacDade Bowl, and spending time with his devoted friends and family in the area.

Predeceased by his Son, Albert Grieb

He is Survived by his wife of 61 years: Ingeborg Marie ( nee Degler ) Grieb and two sons: Karl Grieb (Sue) and Kurt Grieb (Janette), Brothers Richard (Norma), Ernst, Werner (Donna) and Gerhard (Tricia) Grieb. Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Opa to Lydia, Landon, Lorelei and Penelope Grieb.

Due to the current restrictions, service and burial will be private for the family.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to his church of 60 years, Immanuel Lutheran Church 501 Chester Pike Norwood, PA. 19074

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    Kevin M. Lyons Funeral Service
    202 S. Chester Pk
    Glenolden, PA 19036-2102
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    Due to the current restrictions, service and burial will be private for the family.


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Rick & Mary Grace Barbye

Posted at 01:45pm
Onkel Erwin will remain in our hearts forever.

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Rick Barbye

Posted at 01:37pm
Dear Tante Inge, Karl, Kurt, Richard, Ernst, Werner, Gerhard and families,

So sorry to hear about Onkel Erwin's passing. I won't forget all the good times I had growing up visiting with you and Onkel Erwin. Onkel Erwin would always make me laugh. He will surely be missed. Tante Inge - you and Onkel Erwin were my parent's best friends and they never forgot how well you treated them and helped them when they came to America. Thank you for that. There was always such a kind camaraderie with all the German families. I remember celebrating all the birthdays and holidays with the Griebs. Playing with "cousin" Albert and the mischief we would get into. Boys will be boys! I also cherished the nice picnics at Oma and Opa Grieb's house in Norwood. Those were the days!

Our deepest condolences to the entire Grieb family.
With love,
Rick & Mary Grace Barbye

ed FitzPatrick

Posted at 01:39pm
My condolences to Erwin's Family. I worked with Erwin at LaFrance. He was so very helpful to me and my department when I first started at LaFrance. I worked in our manufacturing area- while Erwin worked in our Tool Department. So many times he helped with fixtures or tool sharpening, or tool setups- he was always willing to help even when it might not have been in his "job description". I remember him as a nice man who was expert at what he did. I am very sure he was the same with his family- and will be missed. Ed old friend and co-worker from Lafrance.

Heide Green

Posted at 03:14pm
My condolences to the Grieb family. I remember and cherish the days when Erwin and Inge and all of the friends including my parents would dance the night away. My thoughts are with you. Heide

Love, Heidi, Mark, Emilie, Samuel and William

Posted at 03:48pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.
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