We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. Funeral Directors
Noreen Herreid Greeno, born in Deer River, Minnesota Sept. 25, 1934, died peacefully in her home in Pittsburgh, PA. May 20, 2022, An amazingly generous, kind, thoughtful and warm soul, she inspired love from all whose lives she touched and whose lives touched her. Noreen befriended countless people throughout her life, showering them with affection and attention. To know her truly was to love her. She was valedictorian of her high school class and a member of the National Student Association and All-University Congress while obtaining her degree at the University of Minnesota. A talented and skillful artist and designer, Noreen was a consummate professional in many roles. She was a television production professional at Indiana University, directed the Ann Arbor Guild of Artists and Artisans inaugural annual art fair, obtained her M.F.A. from Eastern Michigan University, and taught drawing at the University of Michigan. One of her paintings, “Triptych,” was reproduced as a mural on a Detroit building. In Pittsburgh she was the Director of Education and Assistant Director at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. In California she and a partner established a professional graphic design business that created and produced artwork and designs for educational institutions and academic journals. Returning to Pittsburgh to be with family, she remained active with photography and design and maintained bonds with her many friends and colleagues while constantly creating new friendships with those fortunate enough to know and be with her. She was a loving and ever-devoted partner to her late husband, James Greeno, and took great pride in his work as an accomplished cognitive scientist.
Noreen adored and doted on her family. She is survived by son John Greeno, daughter Catherine Greeno, daughter-in-law Patricia Greeno, son-in-law Paul Fischbeck, and grandchildren Emily Greeno, James Greeno, Jack Fischbeck and Grace Greeno. She will always be loved and in our hearts.
Friends will be received on Thursday, June 2 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street, Pittsburgh (freyvogelfuneralhome.com). Donations in Noreen’s honor can be sent to the James G. Greeno Scholarship Fund, established to assist undergraduates at the University of Pittsburgh, through this link: https://secure.giveto.pitt.edu/give.php?appeal=GRNOWEB or by sending a check payable to the University of Pittsburgh, with "James G. Greeno Fund" in the memo line, to: University of Pittsburgh, Philanthropic & Alumni Engagement, 107 Park Plaza, 128 N. Craig Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15260.