2008-11-12 / Obituaries

William D. "Bill" Green

William D. "Bill" Green of Wappingers Falls, died peacefully on Friday October 31, 2008 at the Pines Nursing Home in Poughkeepsie. He was 77.

The son of the late Rev. L. Vance and Esther Green, Bill was born on April 24, 193l in Altoona, PA. He had a long and successful career as a Math and Science teacher at Garrison Union Free School in Garrison. Upon retirement, he moved to York, PA and eventually moved back north to the Avalon Assisted Living and Wellness Center in Wappingers Falls.

Bill was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed camping and the outdoors, spent many years as a volunteer fireman, was an accomplished guitar player, an avid fisherman, and a lifelong and active participant in various plays and musicals.

On June 2, 1957 in Montrose, PA he married Margaret "Peg" Taylor. He was predeceased. by his wife on February 13, 1990. He is survived by his son, William and his wife Katheryn Green of Highland Falls, NY; his daughter Marcia and her husband Michael Rhyne of Wilmington, NC; his daughter Suzann and her husband Jack Kinne of Hyde Park, NY; and his grandchildren Sam Green, Caitlin and Erin Rhyne, and Laura, Brian, Morgan, and Faith Kinne. He is also survived by his three brothers, David and his wife Mary Alice Green of York PA; Louis Vance and his wife Kay Green of Twentynine Palms, CA; and Thomas Green of York, PA; two sisters-in-law, Janet Taylor of Chicago, IL; Edith Taylor of Charlotte, NC, as well as many other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The family would also like to thank the staff of the Avalon for their care and kindness. Bill really enjoyed being a member of their community.

A memorial service will take place at 11am on November 15, 2008 at the Yorkshire United Methodist Church in York, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations maybe made to the National Audubon Society, 225 Varick Street, 7th Fl. New York, NY 10014 or to the Garrison Volunteer Fire Department PO Box 252 Garrison, NY 10524.

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