John P. Grieco of Williamsville, a retired Anaconda American Brass employee, died Wednesday in Cleveland Clinic after a short illness. He was 73.
Born in Marblehead, Mass., Mr. Grieco was a graduate of Boston University, where he played goalie for the hockey team. He continued his affiliation with the school throughout his life and was named its recruiter of the year in 2002.
Mr. Grieco previously lived in Waterbury, Conn., and Philadelphia. He has been a Williamsville resident since 1969.
He worked for more than 30 years for Anaconda American Brass, mostly as a sales and marketing manager, retiring in 2002.
An outdoorsman who was particularly fond of the ocean, Mr. Grieco also was a skilled chef and an avid crossword puzzler.
He was a volunteer at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, and served on the buildings and grounds committee at Calvary Episcopal Church.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Carol Handy; a daughter, Andrea of Lake Forest, Ill.; three sons, Jeff of Centerville, Ohio, John of Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Joel of West Hartford, Conn.; a sister, Louise Wade of Marblehead, Mass.; a brother, Michael of Palm Coast, Fla.; and eight grandchildren.
Services will be held at 5 p.m. todayin Calvary Episcopal Church, Milton Street at South Cayuga Road, Williamsville. A reception will follow.