Bertha May Greek, 81 of Delta, PA, passed away Monday, August 6, 2018 at York Hospital, York, PA.
Born in Dundalk, MD, on March 4, 1937, she was one of seven children of the late Elroy and Helen Pauline (Becker) Tankersley. She was the beloved wife of the late William W. Greek who passed May 17, 2005.
Bertha grew up on the family farm on German Hill Road in Dundalk and graduated from Dundalk High School. She married Bill, the love of her life in 1956, and together they raised three children, first in Rosedale, moving to Fallston and finally moving back to the country in Delta, PA.
She worked side by side with her husband for many years, handling the books and paperwork for his trucking companies. Later on, she worked as a bookkeeper for Southern States in Whiteford, MD, finally retiring in 2000. Retirement did not slow her down and she kept busy attending the Delta Senior Center, was a member of Farm Women #29, Airville, and also of the Airville Fire Company Ladies Aux. You could always find Bertha working outside in her flower beds or mowing grass, whether it was her own or for one of her children’s. She was a gracious lady who loved to joke and would help anyone who needed a hand. She loved her family fiercely, enjoyed spending time with them, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Gram was a fixture at all of the activities they were involved in, cheering from the stands and doing what she could to help out.
She was a longtime member of Salem United Methodist Church, Delta, PA.
Survivors include her 3 children: David M. Greek (Mary) of Delta, PA, Leonard W. Greek (Valerie) of Delta, PA, Patricia Greek DeMond (Lee) of North East, MD; her brother: William Tankersley of White Marsh, MD; 8 grandchildren: Sara Jo Brown (Mike), Stormi Barona, Brian E. Greek (Sheena), Michael A. Greek (Sarah Anne), Lisa H. Witmer (Jared), Stevie A. Storck (Anthony), Frances L. Greek, Jeremy D. Greek (Allie); 10 great grandchildren; 2 sisters-in-law: Betty Tankersley and Kay Tankersley; and many nieces, nephews and good friends.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by 5 siblings: James, Robert and Harvey Tankersley, Beatrice Keiser and Mary Heim.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 12:00 pm at Salem UM Church, 5042 Delta Road, Delta, PA, where visitation will begin at 10:00 am.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Bertha requested memorial donations to either Salem UM Church or the Delta Sr. Center, both in care of Crouch Funeral Home, 127 S. Main St., North East, MD 21901.