Greenmore Angirai Machiri passed away on February 02, 2024, surrounded by his wife and children in Indiana USA. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, 4 children, 4 grandchildren and 7 siblings whom he loved dearly. He was born Sept 12, 1946, and left us at the age of 77.
Greenmore, affectionately known as Mr. Whitehead, was loved greatly by those who knew him. He was known for his positive and contagious energy. He lit up a room wherever he went. Our dad loved music and raised us on legendary tunes from the likes of Bob Marley and the Commodores playing in the house all day long on weekends. This appreciation for music was passed on to his kids and every now and then we all have fun belting out some of his favorite songs.
In the years leading up to his passing, Greenmore loved his God, and he spent significant time in prayer. He would talk to God like he was talking to an old friend sitting in a chair across from him. He also loved to sing hymnals both at home with his family and at church. He spent hours singing with his siblings any opportunity they got.
Greenmore loved his wife Theodorah Tsitsi, lovingly calling her “hey girl”, even after almost 50 years of marriage. His children have so many wonderful memories of their father and one of the favorite ones for all is the ‘Friday special’. Every Friday, without fail, Greenmore brought home yummy treats for his family – earning himself the title of “vazvingonaka” – literal translation to “giver of yummy treats”. His grandkids are so lucky to have experienced his humor and best of all, his love.
Greenmore loved a fashionable suit, an elegant pair of shoes topped with a fedora, which many remember him by. With most couples, the wife occupies more of the closet space. This was not the case with Greenmore. His suits, crisp shirts and jackets occupied most of their closet space. He loved his clothes and had a great sense of style!
So much to say about Greenmore but the most important of them all is that the theme of his life was love for all. We continue to celebrate the life you lived Dad. Rest easy champ – see you on the other side.
Till we meet again.