April 08, 2017
Jared Austin Greenlaw, of Berwick, Maine, died April 8th, 2017 at the age of 25. He was born in Clovis, New Mexico on September 3, 1991, the youngest of four sons born to MSgt Thomas J. Greenlaw and Tracy D. (Steeves) Main. Jared settled in Berwick with his family in 1993. He attended Noble High School and later attended Midlands Technical College in Columbia, South Carolina. Jared served in the United States Marine Corps from May 2011 until his honorable discharge in May 2015. Jared returned to Maine to pursue his post military ambitions and to build his future life.
Jared loved the Berwick area and the memories of his childhood growing up there. He particularly loved his childhood trips to his grandparent's home in the woods, with his brothers and cousins during school vacations. He was employed at Tyco International from the time of his return to Maine, until his death. Jared was a compassionate son, a committed brother, a devoted friend and true to his beliefs. He was a deeply philosophical thinker. He was known for his dry sense of humor that could make anyone laugh and smile. Jared was admired by many for his big hearted generosity. He loved all animals and loved the outdoors, whether it was hunting, fishing, camping, kayaking or simply hanging by the campfire. He loved his Patriots football and online gaming which he often did with his brothers. He loved a competitive game of corn hole and any type of game but mostly spending time with his family and friends, something we will all miss more than words can express.
Jared is survived by his father, Thomas (Jeff) Greenlaw and his wife June of Columbia, South Carolina; his mother Tracy (Steeves) Main and her husband Harold of South Berwick, Maine; his paternal grandparents, Edwin and Carol Greenlaw of Springfield, Maine and his maternal grandmother, Virginia Steeves of Berwick, ME. He is also survived by his older brothers, Jeffrey Greenlaw and wife Devin of Wentworth, NH, Joshua Greenlaw of Berwick, ME and Jacob Greenlaw of Strafford, NH as well as his step brother, Chalon Headley and stepsister Emily Headley both of Columbia, South Carolina; his stepbrother Justin Main and wife Melinda of South Berwick, ME and stepsister Dani Bree Main of Biddeford, Maine. Also surviving are his uncles, Craig Steeves of Reading, PA, Mark Greenlaw and wife Wendy of Berwick, Patrick Greenlaw and wife Jennifer of Lebanon, ME, Timothy Greenlaw of Bangor, ME; and Aunt Marlo Battig and husband John of Oklahoma City, OK. He will be dearly missed by his bonus family Andy and Kathy Tryon of Berwick and their son, Shane Martin who was a brother to Jared in every sense of the word. Jared will be dearly missed by many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his maternal grandfather, Warren Steeves.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday, April 14, 2017 from 11AM to 1PM and from 5PM to 8PM at the Johnson Funeral Home, 26 Market Street, North Berwick, ME. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 11AM at the Bethel Christian Church, 129 Lower Main Street, North Berwick, ME. In Honor of Jared, the family requests you wear Black and Red colors. Jared will be laid to rest in the Southern Maine Veterans Cemetery in Springvale, ME. In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his name to the American Legion Hatch Post #79 in Berwick, ME where he, his brother Jacob and late grandfather were all members or to any Veterans Charity or Suicide Prevention organization. Condolences may be expressed online at www.JohnsonFuneralHomeME.com