James William Greenwood, 95, of Elkhart, passed away Thursday March 26, 2020 at his home.
He was born July 22, 1924 in Detroit, MI to Paul E. and Gertrude (MacAlister) Greenwood. On August 13, 1964 in Chesterton, IN he married Carolyn B. Hart who survives along with 3 children: W. Glenn Hart of Athens, AL, John (Deborah) Hart of Elkhart and Christina Shrock of Waterloo, IN; 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his children David E. Hart and Gary L. Hart, a son-in-law Neil Shrock and his brothers Ray and Paul.
James graduated from Danby High School in Detroit and served in the US Navy in Sub service on the USS Bream and USS Harter during WWII. After the war he went to college on the GI Bill and graduated from Ohio State with a bachelor’s degree and later received a masters degree from Western Michigan University. He was a teacher and Media Specialist for Concord Schools. He was an amateur radio operator and a member of the Church of the Brethren. He was a lifetime member of American Legion Post 143 in Bristol.
Due to health concerns there will be a private family gathering for James and a celebration of his life at a later date.
Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared on the funeral home website.
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