Dr. Russel E. Greco, MD, passed away on July 31, 2017. He was 83. Born in Kearny, NJ, Dr. Greco retired to Spring Lake, NJ in 2007. Visiting will be on Monday, August 7, 2017 from to 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Armitage Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. Mass is on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Queen of Peace Church in North Arlington, NJ, and entombment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Russel was the chief medical examiner at the Essex County Medical Examiner's office and was Deputy Policy Chief Surgeon, both in Newark. He was on the medical staff of Clara Maass and St. Joseph Hospitals. He was a 42-year commissioned Army Lieutenant Colonel, specializing in Military Intelligence, and for 19 years served on the board of the U.S. Army Faculty and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, KY. He was also on the Coast Guard Auxiliary for 34 years. An active member in Kearny Republican politics, he served many years on the planning board.
Dr. Greco is survived by his loving sister, Patricia Ann Parentela, and was the beloved uncle of Russel and Judith Parentela and their children, Leah Marie and Russel T.