The Life of Robert Charles Grieser
Robert Charles Grieser (Age 63)
Of Alexandria, VA passed away unexpectedly from sudden complications of the flu on March 12, 2018. Robert was born in Brooklyn, NY on January 3, 1955 to Alfred and Mary Grieser, who preceded him in death. Devoted father and husband and a loyal friend to many, Robert dedicated more than 30 years of service to the Federal Bureau of Prisons at the Department of Justice, where he served as Chief Administrative Officer and most recently as Chief of Federal Prison Industries’ Recycling Business Group. Robert was a pioneer in correctional industries and helped build the National Correctional Industries Association from its early days as a volunteer organization, where he served as president in the late 1990s.
An avid traveler, Robert had a special love for the Austrian Alps, where he met his wife, Martina, nearly 40 years ago. Robert is survived by his wife, his two sons, Justin and Benjamin, his sister Carol Fischer (Warren), and many loving relatives and friends. The family will receive friends at Everly Wheatley Funeral Home, 1500 W Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, March 17, followed by a 1:30 p.m. celebratory mass at the Basilica of Saint Mary, 310 S Royal St., Alexandria, VA. Burial at Ivy Hill Cemetery will take place Monday, March 19 at 10:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Robert's name to the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases.