DelphosJames Patrick Greer, 58, of Orchard Park, N.Y., formerly of Delphos, died June 8, 2011, from a brief illness.He was born Aug. 17, 1952, in Des Moines, Iowa, to James Roland and Miriam L. Greer. His father and stepmother, Sue Greer, survive in Longboat Key, Fla. His mother preceded him in death.Mr. Greer was a 1971 graduate of Canisius High School, a 1975 graduate of the University of Toledo, where he played football, and received his master's degree in geography and planning in 2002. He had been a planner for the Lima-Allen County Regional Planning Commission. He had a love of history and a passion for learning. He was the second of nine children.Survivors also include four brothers, John (Rhonda) Greer, Thomas (Robin) Greer, Daniel Greer and Joseph (Courtney Downs) Greer; four sisters, Margaret (Tim) Creamer, Mary (Andy Shaw) Greer, Constance Greer and Molly (Jay) Brady; his former wife, Martha Adams; and several nieces and nephews.Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, Orchard Park, N.Y. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Quinn Southtowns Chapel of Amigone Funeral Home Inc., Orchard Park, N.Y., where a rosary service will be held at 3 p.m.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Father Martin's Ashley, 800 Tydings Lane, Harve de Grace, MD 21078, Attn: Sue Tucker, or at www.fathermartinsashley.org.Condolences may be expressed at www.amigone.com.
James Patrick Greer