DAVID GREENROOS JR.(1926 - 2014)

DAVID GREENROOS JR. In memory of David George Greenroos Jr., of Henderson, who passed away May 7, 2014, at Nathan Adelson Hospice. He was born April 29, 1926, in Memphis, Tenn. At the age of 15, Dave enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and, after finishing basic training, was discharged because of his age. At age 16, he joined the U.S. Navy, honorably serving his country on the USS Mindanao in the South Sea Islands, being nominated for the Silver Star medal for bravery. After the war, Dave was a successful salesman, and then had his own construction company in Cincinnati. After moving to Long Beach, Calif., he invented the double blade razor, which he sold to Schick Razor Co., where he worked in Research and Development, and was a member of Schick's "Think Tank." He retired in 1989, with Doris, to Henderson. Dave was active at the Henderson Senior Center and, at times, was very active in conservative political actions. Dave was preceded in death by his father, David Greenroos Sr.; three sisters, Doris Branscum, Neva Griffin and Helen Brandon; and his 18-year-old first wife, Carol Brickler, who left him with six-month-old, David George Greenroos III. With his second wife, Janet Marcum, Dave had two daughters, Loretta Joan Browning of Klamath Falls, Ore. and Marilyn Kay Fish, who performs as Marilyn James in Las Vegas. Divorced after 30 years, Dave later married and is survived by Doris Greenroos; her three children; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dave was unique in being comfortable with and friends of people from all walks of life, from the homeless to CEO's and well-known political figures and famous celebrities. Known for his sense of humor and his caring concern for others, Dave is mourned by all of his family and friends and will long live in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. At his request, no services are planned and his body has been donated to medical research.