Friday, July 05, 2002

Diana Greer, 66, forged career in business world


Former Terrace Park resident served as banker; also was civic volunteer

By Elaine Trumpey etrumpey@enquirer.com
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        MILFORD — Diana C. Greer was in the first class that included women at Harvard Business School. When she received a master's in business administration in 1960, she was one of the first three females who graduated with the advanced degree.

        Ms. Greer died Tuesday at Hospice of Cincinnati in Blue Ash. She was 66. Although a resident of Milford at the time of her death, she had been a longtime resident of Terrace Park.

        A graduate of Hillsdale School in Cincinnati, Ms. Greer received a degree in 1958 from Smith College in Northampton, Mass. After she earned her master's from Harvard, she began a ca reer as an investment banker with First National City Bankin New York City.

        She then took a position with Schroder J. Henry Wagg Investment Bank, in London, England.

        When she returned to Cincinnati in 1977, Ms. Greer became an active volunteer. Her charitable and civic work included serving as treasurer of the Junior Co-operative Society of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and as treasurer of the Village of Terrace Park.

        She also supported the Terrace Park Fire Department and Life Squad and was treasurer for the Terrace Park Players, a community theater group.

        Even during leisure time spent at her summer cottage in Whitehall, Mich., Ms. Greer volun teered as treasurer of the Michillinda Beach Association.

        “Michigan was very important to her,” said her nephew, Alexander Self of San Francisco. The Greer family had had property in Whitehall since 1898.

        “She is a model for me,” said Janet Self, a niece from East Walnut Hills. “Even when she was dying, she was very gracious.”

        Other survivors include a sister, Barbara Self of Terrace Park.

        Service will be held 11 a.m. Monday at the Norman Chapel in Spring Grove Cemetery. A reception will follow.

        Memorials: Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati 45242; or the Clermont County Humane Society, 4444 Filager Road, Batavia, Ohio 45103..

       



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