John William Greve

Born September 5, 1936 in Riga, Latvia
Departed this life October 30, 2020 in Melbourne, Florida

John came to the United States with his parents William and Olga Greve and his brother Lionel Greve after World War 2 as displaced persons from Latvia via Germany. He met his future wife June on Long Island and married in 1961. He served in the US Army with a deployment in northern Italy. He was an electrical engineer and worked at Republic Aviation and later, Grumman Aerospace. He worked on many projects including the Lunar Module for the Apollo space program, the Benjamin Franklin rigid hull submersible, the Hydrofoil (supporting a two year deployment in Israel with his family), the X-29, the Mohawk and the JSTARS to name a few. He settled in Florida, where he continued to work for Northrop Grumman until his retirement in 2008.
John is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, June and three sons: Erik (Mindi), a naval aviator and Commander in the US Navy; Brian, a librarian; Daniel (Theresa), a software engineer; two grandsons, Ethan and Mason; and a brother Lionel.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Wounded Warrior Project Wounded Warrior

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James Kiehl from Schenectady, NY wrote on November 26, 2020:
Nancy and I are praying for you June and the boys and the family during this difficult time. I will miss John until we see him again in heaven. Love you all. James
Louise and bikl from Palm bay wrote on November 5, 2020:
We will miss you, prayers to my sister and her family
Terri Coulter from Melbourne wrote on November 5, 2020:
Dear June, our prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Jan & Jon Holmes from West Melbourne wrote on November 5, 2020:
So sorry for your loss June. May God comfort you and your family. Prayers to all.
Angela kenkel wrote on November 5, 2020:
Sorry for your loss
Carolyn Whiting from Port st john wrote on November 5, 2020:
You will be missed
Carolyn Whiting from Port st john wrote on November 5, 2020:
Will be missed!
Pastors Craig and Dionne Hammond from Indialantic wrote on November 3, 2020:
May God’s comfort surround the entire family.
Judith O’Shea from Simpsonville wrote on November 3, 2020:
Rest In Peace John.
Katherine Lawrence from Pierson wrote on November 3, 2020:
My deepest sympathy to you all in my thoughts and prayers🙏🏻🙏🏻.

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