GREENE--Robert George, died November 2 at home in Montclair, NJ. He was 87. Dr. Greene, a surgeon, had a private practice for 42 years, retiring in 1997. He served as presidents of the New Jersey Orthopaedic Society, the Associated Physicians of Montclair and Vicinity, and Mountainside Hospital. Dr. Greene earned a bachelors degree from Franklin & Marshall College in 1943, graduating cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors, and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania College of Medicine in 1947. He trained at Lenox Hill Hospital and Roosevelt Hospital in New York, and at Massachusetts General Hospital, Children's Medical Center and Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston. Dr. Greene served in the U.S. Navy, first during World War II, and in the Korean conflict as a battle surgeon. He was honorably discharged as a lieutenant in 1952. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Judith A. Greene, three children, two grandchildren, and a brother. Memorial services for Dr. Greene will be held in the Bayberry room at Mountainside Hospital on Saturday, November 10 at 11am. Memorial gifts can be made to the Judith A. and Robert G. Greene M.D., Endowed Scholarship at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The address is Penn Medicine Development, 3535 Market Street, Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
Published in The New York Times on Nov. 8, 2012