Obituary for Robert F. Greenhalgh
Robert F. Greenhalgh, a resident of New City since 1955, died at home on October 16, at the age of 102. He was born at home on January 25, 1915, in Rogers Park, Chicago. He attended New Trier High School in Winnetka, IL, Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, and received his Bachelors degree from the University of Missouri, School of Journalism, in 1937. He was a Sergeant in the US Army during WWII, assigned to the staff of YANK Magazine, The Army Weekly, as an artist. He was sent to the Pacific, where he covered a carrier raid on Wake Island, the Army on Bougainville, and the Marines landing on Guam. He was assigned to the funeral of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. After the War, he did freelance illustration and television storyboards, and was for a time employed as an Art Director at Young & Rubicam advertising agency. He married Jeannette Marcouse in 1953, with whom he raised twin children, Anne and John, who survive him. Jeannette died in 1982. He married Catherine Youmans in 1990, who survives him with her daughter Debra Wallace. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Kathryn Greenhalgh Coelle, David Greenhalgh, Thomas Greenhalgh, Jane Fischer, Samuel Fischer, and Thomas Fischer, and one great grandchild, Alma Coelle. A wake will be held at Hannemann Funeral Home in Nyack on Sunday, October 22 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. A funeral service will be held at the New Hempstead Presbyterian Church on Monday at 10:00 am followed by interment at the Germonds Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Bardonia.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Robert’s memory to the New Hempstead Presbyterian Church, 484 New Hempstead Rd., New City, NY 10956.