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The Greystone Park (New Jersey) Civilian Public Service (CPS) Unit No. 77, under Mennonite Central Committee direction, established 19 January 1943 and closed August 1946, was attached to the New Jersey State Mental Hospital at Greystone Park, New Jersey, 40 miles (65 km) west of New York City. With 5,000 patients it was one of the largest mental hospitals in the country. Leaders of the unit were Lawrence Burkholder, Melvin Funk, Wilton Hartzler, and Harold W. Griest. In July 1945 one hundred CPS men were working here.


Gingerich, Melvin. Service for peace: a history of Mennonite Civilian Public Service. Akron, Pa.: Mennonite Central Committee, 1949.

Author(s) Harold S Bender
Date Published 1956

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Bender, Harold S. "Civilian Public Service Unit (Greystone Park, New Jersey, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 24 May 2016.,_New_Jersey,_USA)&oldid=62840.

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Bender, Harold S. (1956). Civilian Public Service Unit (Greystone Park, New Jersey, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 May 2016, from,_New_Jersey,_USA)&oldid=62840.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 579. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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