FELTON - George H. Green, Jr. "Buck or Greenie" passed away on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at Milford Hospice Center. He was born on Oct. 23, 1947 in Felton, Del. son of the late George H. Green, Sr. and late Clara Bell McClean Green. Mr. Green as a young teenager was a Volunteer Fireman for the Felton Fire Company. He served several tours for his country, in Vietnam as a Sgt. Specialist 4 Artillery of the US Army. He was proud serving his country, as a young man. Upon returning home, he became a Delaware Correctional Officer with over 15 years of service. After leaving the Dept. of Corrections, he drove a truck over the road and dump trucks for more than 30 years. His illness, finally forced him to retire. He was active in the American Legion CKRT Post # 7 of Harrington and the Harrington Moose Lodge # 534, Chapter # 1229 for over 30 years. Mr. Green enjoyed being around his family and grandsons and all people whom became his friends. He enjoyed watching football and the Pittsburgh Steelers were his favorite team, he lived to watch football every season. He also enjoyed summers fishing and crabbing with family and friends. Mr. Green is surely going to be missed by so many, as he was taken from us to young, but suffered too long, from all of his illnesses. Mr. Green is survived by his daughter and her husband Paula A. (Green) & Aaron Bush; five grandsons, Irvin B. Green and fiancé, Amy Smith of Harrington, Laurice H. Green of Magnolia, Marcus A. Bush, Brandon T. Green, and Justin A. Bush all of Felton, Delaware; two great grandchildren, Kiyann N. Guinn (Green) of Dover and Jordan Smith (Green) of Harrington; sister and brother in law, Gerry (Shelman) and Big John Powell of Felton with whom he resided, and also cared for him on an ongoing basis. They were with him at Milford Hospice for his last days, along with the rest of his family. Also a niece and her husband, Katrina (Shelman) & Robert "Bobbie" Pertruzzi. He is also survived by an ex- brother in law, Dennis C. Shelman of Dover, whom remained a true best friend and there were like real brothers to each other throughout the years. Mr. Green is also survived by another sister and brother in law, Virginia L. & David Martin of Harrington; niece, Sue Walker of Knotts Island, N.C.; and a great nephew and his wife, Daniel and Samantha Walker of Bradenton, Fla. Flowers are welcome; however the family would prefer donations to be donated in memory of George, to the Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963 or to the FMC Dialysis Center 656D North DuPont Highway, Milford, DE 19963. They really took great care of him during the transformation of his last hours and days of his life. The family is very thankful to everyone that was involved in Mr. Green's life these last few years. These are just a few of the names of great services provided to Mr. Green: Ambulance Service TransCare of Delaware for all their trips weekly to and from appointments, all the Nurses, CNA Aides and Doctors at Bay Health/ Kent General Hospital for the numerous visits and stays, Dr. Capaldo with Dover Veterans Affairs and Dr. Grewal Cardiology Associates. Also, to Christiana Care Visiting Nurses Association. Services will be officiated by Pastor Troy Dennis and held on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 at Berry-Short Funeral Home Main Street in Felton, Delaware at 1 p.m. Family and friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. for a viewing. If you would like to send condolences to the family you can do so via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Burial will be at Hopkins Cemetery in Felton. Everyone is welcome to come and share in the celebration of George's life.
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Published in NewsZapDE on Mar. 4, 2013