Joseph Greci, past director of the United Way of St. Joseph County, passed away at age 91 on Wednesday, September 5, 2018.

Greci is remembered for his quiet demeanor yet strong and influential leadership skills. These skills carried him throughout his entire career with United Way. Greci began working with United Way in Pennsylvania and Connecticut before settling in South Bend where 19 years of his career where spent with United Way of St. Joseph County. Out of these 19 years, 13 of them were spent as the executive director, where he made an exceptional impact on the community.

During his time serving as executive director, Greci notably increased fundraising goals, creating a strong network throughout the community. Greci is remembered as a dedicated and gracious leader, who continuously focused on bettering the lives of others.

United Way and the St. Joseph community is saddened by the loss of Greci, but will always remember his commitment to not only the most vulnerable, but all those with whom he crossed paths.