Dr. Edward M. Greb

June 16, 1933 ~ January 18, 2021 (age 87)


Dr. Edward M. Greb, 87, of Washington, passed away peacefully on January 18, 2021 at Southmont of Presbyterian SeniorCare. The son of the late Edward P. & Marie (Shilling) Greb, Edward was born in Pittsburgh on June 16, 1933.

Following his high school graduation Dr. Greb served his country honorably in the United States Navy serving during the Korean Conflict. Once returning from overseas, he continued his education at Duquesne University earning his Bachelor degree and Master’s degree in Sociology. He then went on to earn his Doctorate degree from the University of Pittsburgh in Higher Education with emphasis on Anthropology.

Dr. Greb worked as a Professor of Sociology for Washington & Jefferson College beginning in 1976 until his retirement in 2014. Dr. Greb was very influential at W & J in the area of study abroad, and personally accompanied over 200 students to Japan. One of his proudest accomplishments was establishing the Edward and Barbara Greb Travel Award Endowment, an award which assists students who desire to study abroad.

Dr. Edward Greb is survived by numerous family members and his friends in the Washington & Jefferson College community.

In addition to his parents Dr. Greb was preceded in death by his wife Barbara M. Greb.

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