Green, Michael Lloyd
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Michael L. Green, 67, passed away from Leukemia at his home in Paradise Valley on May 13, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. Michael is survived by Martha, his adoring wife of 44 years, his twin sons, Matthew (Ashley) and Ryan (Julie) and four grandchildren, Ethan, Brandon, Lina and Vanessa. He is also survived by his brothers, Richard (Pamela) and Douglas of Minneapolis and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Michael was predeceased by his parents, Ralph and Grace McDonald Green of Minneapolis and Scottsdale. Born on January 30, 1946, Michael was raised in Minneapolis, where he graduated in 1964 from The Blake School. Michael then graduated from Cornell University in 1968, married his college sweetheart, Martha Germanow, and moved in 1970 to Phoenix where he graduated in 1973 from Arizona State University College of Law. Michael was a trial lawyer in the Phoenix area for 38 years, the last 23 years spent at Green & Baker in Scottsdale. Michael loved practicing law, following ASU and professional sports, playing tennis, vacationing in Coronado each summer, and accompanying Martha on travels throughout the world. But his true passion was his immediate family, upon whom he lavished love, attention, encouragement and support. Michael was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, who will be remembered always and missed deeply. Private family services have been held, and a celebration of Michael's life for friends and colleagues will be held in the Fall. Please visit www.messingermortuary.com to extend condolences and share your memories of Michael. We hope that you will leave your email address for notification of the date, time and location of the Celebration of Life. In lieu of flowers, the family would be honored by contributions in Michael's memory to
, 1510 East Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014. Rest in peace, darling Michael. You made your family very happy.
Published in The Arizona Republic from May 19 to May 26, 2013