Roll of Honor

K. Robert Greiser

K. Robert Greiser

  • Chief Engineer
  • Perseverance Volunteer Fire Company No. 1
  • Pennsylvania
  • Age: 72
  • Year of Death: 2019

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.