Selected Families and Individuals



Obituary (from newspaper of Monday, 24 July 1989):  CLAYTON---Richard J. Greenizen, formerly of Clayton, died early Sunday at the Canton-Potsdam Hospital, Potsdam, where he had been a patient since July 17.  He was transferred there from the
United Helpers Nursing Home, Canton, where he had been a resident since suffering a stroke in 1979.

    The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the T. R. Jetty Funeral Home, with the Rev. John Joslyn, pastor of the Clayton United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Clayton Cemetery.

    Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

    Surviving are two sons, John, Clayton, and Kurt, Glens Falls; three daughters, Mrs, Michael (Janice) Zemany, Saranac Lake, Mrs. Bruce (Kathryn) Councilman, Saratoga, Fla., and Miss Kristine Greenizen, Rochester; two grandchildren; two
sisters, Mrs. Wilna Natali, Clayton, and Mrs. Janet Coty, Watertown, and nieces and nephews.

    A sister, Sara Colcord, died in June 1961 in Florida.

    Born in Kingston Mills, Ont., on Nov. 28, 1917, a son of John P. and Adeline Annand Greenizen, he married Margaret Cochrane on Aug. 8, 1952.  Mrs. Greenizen died in [a] car accident June 23, 1978.

    Mr. Greenizen worked as a machinist in Newark, N.J., during World War II.  In 1946, he took over the family farm in Clayton, and also worked at the New York Air Brake, Watertown.  He worked the farm until moving to the nursing home.