Cleveland Museum of Art remembers couple killed in Pepper Pike house fire

Posted at 2:30 PM, May 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-01 14:30:27-04

An early morning house fire claimed the lives of an elderly Pepper Pike couple Saturday. 

The fire started just after 3:30 a.m. at 30749 Summit Lane. 

The residents inside, Ann and Kermit Greeneisen, who were 81 and 82 respectively, died as a result of the fire. 

The two were dedicated supporters and volunteers at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

The Cleveland Museum of Art released the following statement Monday: 

Both Ann and Kermit Greeneisen were generous and dedicated supporters of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Ann assisted as a volunteer, mostly at the Information Desk, greeting visitors with her warm smile and Kermit served as a docent for over 17 years. His humor, knowledge of the museum and its collection, steady manner and ability to connect with visitors of any age are just a few of the many things we've always treasured. This is a tremendous loss for the museum and Northeast Ohio community.

The Pepper Pike Fire Department is investigating what caused the fire.