Walter E. Grierson, longtime resident of Greenwich, CT passed away on March 11, 2013 at his home. He was born in Greenwich on February 6th, 1941 to the late Thomas Grierson and Jane (Newton) Merry and later step-father Harold Merry.
He started his education at Brunswick school, and graduated from Greenwich High school in 1959. As a teen, he worked at Round Hill Service station, and volunteered at Round Hill Fire Company. He married Josephine (Joey) Ziemba in 1964. After serving in the US Army as a tank mechanic, he became a Firefighter for the Town of Greenwich where he worked at Central, Old Greenwich, and Glenville firehouses for 30 years until his retirement. He was an active coxswain for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxillary, and a lifetime member of Glenville Fire Dept.
He is survived by 2 children, Robert (Jennifer) Grierson and Deanna Intrieri;and 5 Grandchildren: David, Matthew and Amanda Intrieri, and Madelyn and Ryan Grierson.
He enjoyed boating and loved the water, and was a longtime sponsor of Ducks Unlimited. He loved spending time with family and especially his grandchildren. He was always helping them with projects, and teaching them to respect nature. He was very social and adored by all who knew him. He would never pass up an opportunity for a cold beer and good conversation with friends.
Calling hours will be Tuesday March 19th from 4-8pm at the Leo P. Gallagher & Son funeral home, 31 Arch St. in Greenwich.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday morning at 10 am at the funeral home. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Glenville Fire Department.
Online condolences may be made to www.leopgallaghergreenwich.com