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Donald M. Greuschow, active in Eden community; July 10, 1949 -- June 18, 2010

Donald M. Greuschow, active in community affairs in Eden for many years, died unexpectedly last Friday in Eden. He was 60.

Mr. Greuschow served as a president of the Eden Jaycees, founder of the Eden Winterfest and concession chairman for the Eden Corn Festival. Considered by many to be the founding father of Squadron 880, Sons of the American Legion, he was its first commander.

He also was a member of the Eden Chamber of Commerce and an Eden Democratic committeeman. A tireless worker and organizer, his friends and associates considered him "the ultimate volunteer."

Born in Buffalo, he was a 1967 graduate of Eden High School and worked as a food inspector for the state Department of Agriculture and Markets.

Surviving are a daughter, Ashley L.; his companion, Maureen O'Hara; a brother, the Rev. Gary F.; and three sisters, Linda Prell, Cheryl Andrews and Joanne Cardi.

A memorial service will be at noon Saturday in Newell-Faulkner Post 880, American Legion, Legion Drive, Eden.