On Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, Bernard Greifer, 91, of Rockville, Md., previously of Alexandria, died. Bernie, son of Morris and Nettie Greifer, was born in the Bronx, N.Y., Dec. 22, 1921. He graduated from City College of N.Y. with a BS in chemistry. A decorated war veteran of WWII, he received his M.S. from NYU and his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University. Bernie was a gifted scientist in the fields of organic and environmental chemistry. He was active in both the American Chemical Society and Alpha Chi Sigma.
Beloved husband of Ruth Greifer, loving father of Carla Paris Teich, Helen Grimm, and Amy Godin, grandfather to Andrew Paris, Rebecca and Jacob Grimm, and Sophia and Shira Godin. He will be missed by family and friends.
A funeral service was held at Agudas Achim Congregation, 2908 Valley Drive, Alexandria, on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Shiva was to be observed at the home of Amy and Ed Godin starting Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be made to Agudas Achim Congregation.