Friday, October 15, 1999
Frank Grieco loved working at Enquirer
BY PERRY BROTHERS
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Frank Grieco, 79, a Cincinnati Enquirer employee for 38 years, died Tuesday morning after a lengthy battle with Parkinson's disease and emphysema at Deer Parke Care Center.
Mr. Grieco, of Deer Park, started with the Enquirer as an electrician but rose in rank to supervisor of the maintenance department for production before retiring in 1986.
He just loved the Enquirer and he loved his job. He never took a vacation because he just loved being there, said his daughter, Carolann Perkins of Deerfield Township. If anything broke down, Dad could fix it.
George Moore, 70, a retired electrician for the Enquirer, worked with Mr. Grieco from 1960 until 1986.
The company was No. 1 with him, said Mr. Moore, of Price Hill. He'd go out of his way to do something for them. Doing a good job really, he thought about that more than anything.
Mrs. Perkins recalled her father's dedication to his family.
He was always so loving; he was always there for me, she said. I can't think of one day that he wasn't there taking care of me and taking care of his family.
Mr. Grieco was born in Charleston, W.Va., in 1920 to Italian immigrants. The family moved to Cincinnati when he was a child.
Mr. Grieco and his wife, Anna Marie, were married 51 years ago and the couple lived in Deer Park since.
After he retired from the Enquirer, Mr. Grieco spent his days crafting wood sculptures and mosaics, including a mosaic of the paper's emblem that hangs in the lobby of the Western Avenue printing plant.
Other survivors include another daughter, Maryann Curtin of Villa Hills, and six grandchildren.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. today at Thomas-Justin Funeral Home, 7500 Montgomery Road, Kenwood.
Mass of Christian burial will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent Ferrer Church, 7754 Montgomery Road, with interment immediately after at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 11000 Montgomery Road, Montgomery.
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