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Chief Engineer
Age: 72
Year of Death: 2019

K. Robert Greiser

K. Robert “Bob” Greiser suddenly passed away in the line of duty serving with the Perseverance Fire Company of Souderton on December 20, 2019. Bob was born in Sellersville, Pennsylvania, son of the late Kenneth and Eleanor (Erb) Greiser. He grew up in the Souderton area, graduating from Souderton High School as a member of the Class of 1965. Bob and his wife, Phyllis (Davies) Greiser, met in 1965 and married in June 1966, spending 53 happy years together. Following high school, Bob worked at several jobs until he became employed as a machinist at the AEL company, where he worked for 48 years until his retirement in 2015.

Bob was a dedicated, lifetime member of the Perseverance Fire Company of Souderton, serving for 46 years. Bob served as chief engineer, engineer, trustee, as well as serving on a multitude of committees. No matter what the situation, when the tones dropped, Bob was there. When Bob drove, he always got the truck there. You may not know when, but you knew it would be safe and sound when it arrived.

In addition to his 46 years of service with the Souderton Fire Company, in his retirement years Bob volunteered with Meals on Wheels. He loved delivering to the people he served. He would often take one of his grandchildren along and would spend time visiting and going out of his way to serve the people any way that he could, occasionally even running errands for them.

Bob enjoyed spending time restoring his two classic Corvettes and taking them to various car shows. He also enjoyed traveling, often going to various unique destinations. Bob was a member of Souderton Mennonite Church.

Most of all, Bob loved to spend time with his wife and family, especially his grandchildren. To them, he was a big teddy bear. He was a caring, devoted caretaker, doing whatever was needed of him. He was a patient man who was not intimidated by any situation. Bob had a dry sense of humor, and you could tell by the smirk on his face and the chuckle he would let out when he was joking with you.

In addition to his wife, Phyllis, he is survived by his children, K. James Greiser, and his wife, Melissa, of Souderton; Kevin Greiser of Souderton; and Michelle O’Rourke, and her husband, Russell, of Telford; five grandchildren, Ken, Joseph, Kyle, Emily, and Benjamin; and his brother, Jeff Greiser, and his wife, Margie, of Red Hill. He was preceded in death by a son, Keith A. Greiser; a brother, Steven L. Greiser; and a grandson, Aiden O’Rourke.

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  1. Love you and Miss you Daddy ! The kids miss you and talk about you all the time. Thanks for being such a special part of their lives.

    – Michelle O'Rourke
  2. He was definitely one of a kind, and is greatly missed!

    – Kevin Greiser
  3. I proudly pay tribute to Fallen Firefighter Bob Greiser. Having known Bob for over forty years, I can say that our Perseverance Volunteer Fire Company and the Indian Valley community lost a fine man. I am lucky to have called him my friend. Rest In Peace, Bob.

    – Ginger Joblin
  4. Your memories continue to live on in all that we do at the Souderton Fire House and especially everytime we start your favorite apparatus, our 1949 Seagrave Pumper….. I know you smiled upon us yesterday as we transported another of our brothers, Paul Stoudt to his eternal resting place and had to pop the clutch to get it started as we departed the cemetary! It’s very fitting that this weekend we pay honors to you and your legacy at the Perseverance Volunteer Fire Company of Souderton Pennsylvania as part of the National Tribute To Our Fallen Firefighters. Bob, may you continue to Rest In Peace!

    – Tom Kaelin
  5. Dear Greiser family, know your FireFighter family will never forget Bob. This December is the first anniversary, please find comfort and peace.

  6. Your profile touched my heart, Mr. Greiser. I have no doubt that you were called to your position at the Perseverance Fire Company. Your family must be so proud of you. God bless you for all you did to make life safer for so many over the years…

    – Sylvia Csupak