James A. Green
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James Allison Green, 80, of Slippery Rock died Monday evening at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.
Born in Evans City, Oct. 24, 1930, he was the son of Fred Allison Green and Ioda Pearl Barkey Green.
He married Margaret Loretta Beyer on Feb. 14, 1959. She died in May 1968.
He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Evans City.
Mr. Green was a dedicated public servant. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, had been an Evans City committeeman and worked at Mine Safety Appliance for five years.
Following this, he was appointed assistant director for the State Bureau of Weights and Measures. In 1971, Gov. Milton Shapp appointed him state commissioner of elections. He served as a Butler County Commissioner from 1959 to 1971. He then served in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from 1971 to 1976. In 1976, he was appointed superintendent of highways in Butler County for the State Department of Transportation and accepted another appointment for deputy secretary of state. He returned to the commissioners' office as commissioner from 1979 to 1995. From 1998 until present, he served on the Slippery Rock Borough Council.
He was a faithful member of the Slippery Rock Lions Club, the Butler Elks Lodge 170 and the Masonic F&AM Lodge 0429 in Harmony.
Surviving are a daughter, Beth Margaret Green of Oil City; a son, Fred L. Green and his wife, Diane, of Slippery Rock; a sister, Ethel and her husband, Lawrence Lloyd, of Pomona, Calif.; and a brother, Donald Green of Zelienople. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Chad and Rachel Green.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Shirley Rice, Chloe Yarnell and Donna Shearer.
GREEN - A memorial service for James Allison Green, who died Monday, June 6, 2011, will be held at St. John's United Church of Christ, 501 E. Main St., Evans City, at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Verna Call, of St. John's United Church of Christ, will officiate. The family will receive friends at the church Sunday from 2 until the time of the service at 3 p.m. Interment will be in the Evans City Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Slippery Rock Community Library, 316 N. Main St., Slippery Rock, PA 16057-1018, www.slipperyrocklibrary.com or to the Evans City Community Library, 204 S. Jackson St., Evans City, PA 16033-1138, http://www.bcfls.org/evanscity.
Arrangements are by Smith Funeral Home, Slippery Rock.
Published in Butler Eagle on June 8, 2011