Traverse City Record-Eagle


March 15, 2014

Arthur Emory Greenlaw

TRAVERSE CITY — It broke our hearts to lose you the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories; your love is still our guide. Though we cannot see you, you are always at our side. Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.

Arthur Emory Greenlaw, 69, born Aug. 28, 1944, died Feb. 22, 2014, in Traverse City. He was born to Alexander Curtis Greenlaw and Mary Esther Greenlaw on Aug. 28, 1944, in Traverse City.

He is survived by friends, Bill Lane and Paul Quinlan, both of Traverse City. Art is also survived by three brothers and two sisters, Frank (Sandra) Greenlaw, Robert Sherman Greenlaw, Paul Curtis Greenlaw, Valerie (Cameron) Greenlaw-Wolff and Colette Anne (Richard) Greenlaw–Riffenburg; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Many cousins still reside in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.

Arthur will be lovingly remembered and missed by both family and friends. He lived in Traverse City all of his life in the family home on Fifth Street that his grandfather, Dumas, built in the late 1800s.

Arthur was educated in Traverse City at Immaculate Conception and St. Francis schools. He graduated from the Fannie Farmer School of Cookery in Boston, Mass., in the mid 1960s.

He worked at the Holiday Inn as a cook, and he also worked for 28 years at Chef Pierre in Traverse City, retiring from Chef Pierre in May of 2010.

A Mass will be said for Arthur. A private family memorial service will be held later this summer in remembrance of Arthur. His ashes will be interred at Oakwood Catholic Cemetery, Traverse City, at that time.

Please visit Arthur’s webpage at

The family chose Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City, to handle the arrangements.

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