Robert William Greaves (1972-1973)

I have no pictures of little Robbie.  But I’ll never forget my first nephew.  Cindi and her first husband Mark, had Robbie and lived in Alameda, California, where Mark was stationed on the USS Oriskany.

I saw Robbie one time, in the summer of 1972 when Dad, Becki, Micki, Mom and I took a trip to California.

Robbie died at the Alameda Naval Hospital of pneumonia.  Choked on his own vomit and was gone before anyone noticed him.

Our church in Clinton refused to give him a full Catholic funeral, since Cindi and Mark were not married “in the church.”


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