Gerard A. Greim
November 26, 1950 – April 14, 2023
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Gerard A. Greim passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, April 14, 2023, at the age of 72 years.
He was born on November 26, 1950, to William and Madeline Greim in Munich, Germany. Being part of a military family, he spent his early years in Altus, OK, and Abilene, TX, before moving to Omaha, NE, where he attended St. Joan of Arc grade school and Archbishop Ryan High School. In high school, he participated in various sports but was especially proud to be a gymnast.
Gerard entered the Navy on August 26, 1969. He served for four years as a Navy Corpsman with many responsibilities, including emergency medical services, sick calls, pharmacy, and volunteering life safety education for the Boy Scouts. He enjoyed the medical field, following in his mother’s footsteps, who was a nurse. He also enjoyed being a chaplain’s assistant at that time. Being stationed at the Alameda Naval Base enabled Gerard to learn how to scuba dive. He enjoyed diving at various places along the California coast.
After his naval service ended, Gerard returned to Omaha, where he was employed by the United States Postal Service as a clerk for over 31 years.
On April 7, 1992, he married Patricia Poczapski. They enjoyed many adventures together, including Nebraska football games, travel to state and national parks, family gatherings for holidays and birthdays, and walking in the neighborhood. For their 25th wedding anniversary, Gerard and Trish went to Ireland, where they enjoyed the many sites, including some great Irish pubs. Holding hands and saying “I love you” was a favorite activity.
Gerard consistently participated in physical activities for 60 years. He loved running, swimming, cycling, and working out in his home gym. Later in life, he became an avid walker logging in miles and miles at Fontenelle Forest and in the South Omaha/Downtown area, including walking over the Bob Kerry bridge.
Gerard loved all genres of music, including smooth jazz. He attended numerous live concerts enjoying Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones, U2, Coldplay, and James Taylor. Gerard enjoyed the flute and harmonica.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill, and Madeline Greim. Gerard is survived by his wife of 31 years, Trish; sister Mary Liebentritt and brother-in-law, George; sister, Betsy Greim; and brother, Bill Greim; and sister-in-law, Kathy. He is also survived by nieces Katie Rozmajzl and Jessica MacDonald; nephews: Joe Liebentritt, David Liebentritt, and Adam Greim; five great-nieces and six great-nephews.