Ron Green was born on Miami Beach on August 5, 1944. He was raised by Morris and Florence Green and grew up with his two brothers Marc and Don Sokolik. He attended Miami Beach High School, where he played on the varsity basketball team from 1960-1962, was on the All-City First Team and also lead his team to Conference and District championships. He attended Vanderbilt University on a full scholarship (1962-66). In 1964-65, his team won the SEC (Southeastern Conference) championship. He was also selected to the Jewish All-American Team. He enjoyed a stint playing for the Italian Professional League and also played professionally in Israel for Maccabi Tel Aviv. After basketball, Ron returned to Miami to work with Green Brothers Food Brokerage, as well as an account manager with Buitoni, and Haagen-Dazs. For the past ten years, Ron fought a courageous battle with the rare disease known as Multiple System Atrophy. He is survived by his two sons, Erin and Gil Green, and his four grandchildren, Veronica, Amelie, Kyle, and Aaliyah. Ron will be remembered as a gentle and thoughtful soul, whose good deeds touched the hearts of many. Ron was buried on July 24, 2012 by his family. Any donations in memory of Ronald Green can be given to the following MSA organization or any
. Vanderbilt Shy-Drager MSA Research Fund c/o Vanderbilt University Gift Processing PMB 407727 Nashville, TN 37240-7727 Please make checks payable to "Vanderbilt Medical Center"
Published in Miami Herald on July 26, 2012