Timothy P. Greaney, a retired liquor salesman who worked on the Manhattan Project during World War II, died Monday (Dec. 27, 1999) in Schofield Residence, Town of Tonawanda, after a lengthy illness. He was 86.
A native of Buffalo, Greaney attended Canisius High School and graduated from Technical High School. He worked for a brief time at the Decco Restaurant in the Greyhound Terminal and also worked in sales for Canada Dry.
He earned a citation while working for Linde Air on the Manhattan Project, the development of the first atomic bomb, during World War II.
In 1958, he began working in outside sales for Universal McKinley Wholesale Spirits and Liquor Corp., where he worked until his retirement in 1983.
Greaney was described as a man who truly enjoyed calling on his retail customers.
He was a charter member of Our Lady of Hope Council No. 3076, Knights of Columbus, in Kenmore, and was an honorary member of the Buffalo Assembly of Fourth Degree. He was a parishioner of St. Andrew's Catholic Church in the Town of Tonawanda.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, the former Ann Buncy; two brothers, Gerald of Temecula, Calif., and Richard of Tonawanda; and a sister, Gloria Parks of Kenmore.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Friday in St. Andrew's Church, 1525 Sheridan Drive, Town of Tonawanda.