Edward Greenhause

Edward Greenhause

Edward Greenhause, 98, of Coconut Creek, Fla., died Jan. 7, 2012. Born in New York City, he was raised and educated in Manhattan and the Bronx, and lived in New Brunswick. He retired to Coconut Creek in 1986.

Mr. Greenhause followed his father into locksmithing, earning the designation of “Master Locksmith.” During World War II, he moved to New Brunswick as a civilian employee of the Army at Camp Kilmer, where he served as the camp locksmith. Shortly after the end of the war, he established the Highland Park Locksmiths, later the Highland Park Locksmiths and Repair Shop, on Raritan Avenue where, for almost 40 years, he was known as the “bicycle man” and the person to call when someone locked themselves out of their house or car.

He was a longtime member of Highland Park Conservative Temple-Congregation Anshe Emeth and a lifelong member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the New York Locksmiths Association.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Beatrice (Gerber); two daughters, Susan Holly Greenhause and Meryl A.G. Gonchar; and two grandchildren.

Services were held Jan. 9. Memorial contributions may be made to the Papanicolaou Corps for Cancer Research-Township Unit, 7401 Wiles Rd., #231, Coral Springs, FL 33071

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