Arthur J. Greenbank, M.D.
Arthur J. Greenbank, M.D., age 89, of Quincy, died on Saturday, July 28, 2018 in Quincy, Illinois.
Art was born in Blessing Hospital, Quincy, Illinois on March 22, 1929, the son of Arthur R. and Leona Jost Greenbank. He married Gwendolyn Lavin in 1953. She preceded him in death on December 29, 2016.
Art graduated from Notre Dame High school in Quincy and after attending Quincy College, he graduated from St. Louis University in 1949 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from St. Louis University Medical School in 1953. After four years of residency in Internal Medicine at Saint Louis City Hospital and two years in the Navy Medical Corp., Art then began his medical practice in Quincy, in 1959. He retired from his large practice in 1987 and worked part time for seven years for the State of Illinois as a medical consultant.
Art was a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine, certified in 1962. He was a member of the AMA and other medical organizations including membership in the AKK Fraternity and AOA Honor Medical Society, an honor he shares with his grandson, Dr. Daniel Hafez. He was a member of the Elks and Quincy Breakfast Optimist club for many years.
Art was a pilot having learned to fly from his good friend John Inghram in their 1955 Cessna 170. He made as many good landings as takeoffs during his many years of flying. He was a crack pistol shot having won second place in the Naval ninth district pistol tournament in 1956, which raised a few eyebrows given his position in the Navy. He loved to ride his five horses along the Quincy bluffs and on his farm in Siloam Springs. He was a member of the Illinois Ridge Riders and took pride that he was thrown from each of his horses. After his retirement, Art and Gwen spent many enjoyable years at home and on their farm as well as traveling the world.
Art and Gwen were the parents of four children: Arthur E. (Sally) Greenbank and Sharon M.(Walid) Hafez, both of Quincy, Dennis J. (Diana) Greenbank of Beaumont, Texas, and Kathryn E. (Laura Nortwen) Greenbank of St. Paul, MN; eight grandchildren, Amina Hafez, Mac Hafez, Adam Hafez, Arthur Greenbank, Zack Hafez, Dan Hafez, Caroline Greenbank (deceased) and Robert Greenbank.; and nine great grandchildren and counting.
Services: 10:00 am Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 in the Church of St. Peter with Monsignor Leo Enlow officiating.
Burial: St. Boniface Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois
Visitation: There is no visitation; however, friends and family are invited to attend the Mass on Wednesday.
Memorials: Quincy Notre Dame Foundation or the Church of St. Peter
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.