Frank S. Greenwald, 90, Woodstock, died Wednesday, June 3, 2015, surrounded by family at Hearthstone Manor, Woodstock.
He was born Feb. 25, 1925, to Frank L. and Catherine S. (Stafford) Greenwald in Chicago.
On March 31, 1951, he married Grace Pembroke.
He served as an ensign in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He graduated from Swarthmore College with a Bachelor of Science degree in physics and from the University of Michigan with a Master’s of Science degree in physics. After a long and distinguished career as an electrical engineer, he retired in 1991. He was vice president of technology at Arnold Engineering, Marengo, for the last 24 years of his career.
He moved his family to Woodstock in 1967 and was an active member in the community over the subsequent 48 years. He was elected to the Woodstock District 200 School Board and president of United Way of McHenry County. He served as a director of Senior Services Associates, Amcore Bank NW and Centegra Health Systems and president of Magnetic Materials Producers Association and Memorial Hospital Board of Directors. He enjoyed playing golf, was a member of the Crystal Lake Great Books Club and the Enterprise Club of McHenry County. An avid bridge player, he achieved Life Master status in the American Contract Bridge League.
Survivors include his wife, Woodstock; four children, Catherine (Stephen) Kilburn, Raleigh, N.C, Carolyn (Timothy) Horton, Baltimore, Md., F. Tobin Greenwald, Minneapolis, Minn., and Keith Greenwald, Arlington Heights; and four grandchildren, Kelly Kilburn, Casey Kilburn, Emily Horton and Mark Horton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Dr. James Greenwald, in 2010; and a brother, Charles K. Greenwald, in 2012.
Visitation was June 8 at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home. A memorial Mass was June 9 at St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment was private.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hearthstone Manor or other community charities of the donor’s choice.