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Richard Henry Green, born 8/20/1923 in Ligonier Indiana, passed away on 2/28/2013 in Downers Grove, Illinois surrounded by his family. Richard was married nearly 60 years to his high-school sweetheart, the late Mary Louise Green nee Burt, cousin to Skip & Donna Shookman, beloved father of Jeff & Dianna (Rust) Green, Will & Chris (Haban) Green, Leslie (Green) & Tom Rinaudo; best grandfather ever to Alayna Green, Elliott Green, Grace Green, Kyle & Megan (Rinaudo) Shoemaker, Jim Rinaudo, Kristen Rinaudo and a delight to his great-granddaughter Emma Shoemaker. He graduated with a degree in Advertising from New York University before returning to Fort Wayne, Indiana to start his family with Mary. A veteran of World War II, he earned the rank of Master Sergeant spurring a lifelong hobby of building model aircrafts. In 1968, Dick moved his family to Park Ridge, Illinois where he was a Senior Marketing Communications Manager for the Wayne Feeds division of Continental Grain. He retired from Continental Grain after 46 years with the company, including extensive international travel. After retirement, Richard & Mary made their home in Hilton Head, South Carolina. He will be missed by all whose lives he touched & remembered fondly by all who knew him both on the golf course and off. Donations in his memory can be made to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation (AMDF), P.O. Box 515, Northampton MA, 01061-0515, 888-622-8527.
Published in Chicago Tribune on Mar. 10, 2013
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