Richard Greve, prolific fundraiser, dies
By Susan DeMar Lafferty email@example.com March 19, 2013 10:00PM
Updated: April 21, 2013 6:35AM
Palos Heights resident Richard Greve, who raised a total of more than $12 million for Chicago Baseball Cancer Charities, died Monday. He was 65.
Mr. Greve’s involvement in the organization over 15 years also earned him the 2004 Hallmark Civic Award for outstanding service to cancer charities. He helped raise funds for 19 different charities over his lifetime, including the U.S. Olympics, for which he raised millions of dollars every year.
The money he helped raise contributed to patient care, education and research at Children’s Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
“It’s something I have always done. It’s a great feeling,” Mr. Greve said in a 2011 interview with the SouthtownStar in explaining why he was involved in fundraising.
He was raised on the South Side of Chicago and graduated from Mount Carmel High School.
Visitation for Mr. Greve will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 4727 W. 103rd St., Oak Lawn.
A funeral Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Incarnation Church, 5757 W. 127th St., Palos Heights. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Chicago Baseball Cancer Charities or Mount Carmel High School.
Mr. Greve is survived by his wife Marge, daughters Shannon and Courtney, who is a former reporter for the SouthtownStar, and a grandson, Emmet.