In Memoriam -- Charles W. Greeley
Metro Engineer Charles W. Greeley, 80, an engineer who
contributed to the early design and building of the Metro system,
died June 1 at Inova Fairfax Hospital of complications from
abdominal surgery. He lived in Springfield.
Mr. Greeley came to the Washington area in 1969 and worked as a
cost engineer for Metro, helping to develop design and
construction schedules for the underground rail project. He
worked with Metro until his retirement in 1993.
Charles Winter Greeley was born in Pittsburgh and graduated from
Yale University in 1950. After serving in the Army Corps of
Engineers, he was a mass-transit engineer in Chicago and San
Francisco before moving to Washington.
Mr. Greeley enjoyed train travel and was a member of the D.C. and
Old Dominion chapters of the National Railway Historical Society.
His marriage to Martha Greeley ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife of 30 years. Gloria Greeley of
Springfield; three children from his first marriage. Mindy
McAllister of Fairfax County, Carolyn O'Connor of Williamsburg
and Lee Greeley of Petersburg, Va.; and four granddaughters.