Allen David Greif, 63, U.S. Health Inc. officer

July 14, 2002

Allen David Greif, a Towson attorney and former vice president and general counsel for U.S. Health Inc., died of cancer Monday at his Glen Arm home. He was 63.

Born in Baltimore and raised on Calloway Avenue in Northwest Baltimore, Mr. Greif was a 1956 graduate of Forest Park High School.

He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland in 1960 and his law degree from the University of Baltimore in 1963.

Mr. Greif, whose specialty was litigation, began practicing law in the mid-1960s with the Baltimore firm of Greif, Cohen and Alpert. In 1986, he was named vice president and general counsel for U.S. Health Inc. in Towson, a position he held until retiring in 1990.

He returned to practice and at his death was of counsel to the Towson law firm of Hodes Ullman Pessin & Katz.

He also served for six years with the 531st Medical Detachment of the Army Reserve.

Mr. Greif was a member of the Maryland State Bar Association and the National Rifle Association.

A motorcycle enthusiast, he enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson and was a member of the Baltimore chapter of the Harley Owners Group.

An accomplished sailor, he enjoyed sailing aboard the Shibumi, his 37-foot sailboat. He also painted portraits in oils and pen and ink, and collected antiques and firearms.

Services were held Thursday.

Mr. Greif is survived by his wife of 31 years, the former Ann Tyler; three sons, Jonathan Greif of Baldwin, Andrew Greif of Ulm, Germany, and Mitchell Greif of Canton; a daughter, Alexandra Greif of Canton; two sisters, Eileen Fishbein of Darnestown, Montgomery County, and Patty Satisky of Owings Mills; and three grandsons.

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