James Barnett Grieb
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force
a contemporary press report:
James Barnett Grieb, 88, a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel who was later a Federal Aviation Administration safety officer, died September 13, 2003, of cardiovascular disease at Mount Vernon Nursing Center.
Colonel Grieb, who lived in Alexandria, was born in Buffalo, New York, and grew up in California. In his youth, he was an Eagle Scout.
He began his military career during World War II and served in North Africa and Italy during the war. Later he was posted in Japan and also served in the Korean War.
He retired from the Air Force in 1961, settled in Alexandria and began his FAA career as a safety officer at National and Dulles International airports. He retired in 1984.
His first wife, Charlotte M. Grieb, died in 1975. His second wife, Carmen P. Grieb, died in July.
Survivors include three children from his first
marriage, Christopher Grieb of Washington, Bennett Grieb of San Francisco
and Gretchen Bordelon of Vienna; two stepchildren, Cathryn Pena of Alexandria
and Ellen Garcia of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.
On September 13, 2003 of Alexandria, VA. Beloved husband of the late Carmen P. Grieb; loving father of Christopher J. Grieb, Bennett J. Grieb, Gretchen C. Bordelon; stepfather of Cathryn Pena and Ellen Garcia. Also survived by one brother, Donald Grieb and four grandchildren. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, October 28, at 11 a.m. at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America.
Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, August 2006
GRIEB, JAMES B