Charles Greene

Charles E. Chuck Greene Charles E. Chuck Greene, 85, Topeka, passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2013. Chuck was born May 19, 1928 in Topeka, the son of Linden and Matie (Flanagan) Greene. He graduated from Topeka High School and Washburn University with a Business degree in 1951, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II and was involved in the occupation of Japan. He was sales manager and later co-owner and President of Kansas Electric Supply. He retired in 2008 after 57 years. He was an Eagle Scout, a member of Grace Episcopal Cathedral, Golden Rule Lodge #90 AF & AM, Kansas York Rite, Scottish Rite, a Life member of the Arab Shrine Temple, NE MAR Shrine Club, Kaw Valley Shrine Club, Legion of Honor, Order of Quetzalcoatl, Life member of VFW Post 1650, American Legion Post 172, and a Life member of the Elks where he served as Secretary for many years and Exalted Ruler for several terms, and the Field & Stream Club. Chuck married Edna Metzenthin on April 22, 1950 in Topeka. She survives. Other survivors include sons, Russ (Karen) Greene, Topeka, Richard Greene, Seattle, WA; daughter, Julianne Greene, Mission; grandchildren, Jennifer Abruzzino, Brent, Sean, Travis, and Trenton Greene, all of Topeka; and great-grandson, Alec Greene. He was preceded in death by a brother, Linden Greene, Jr.; and sister, Florence Webber. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Grace Episcopal Cathedral. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery. Chuck will lie in state at Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel after 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, and visitation will be from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Episcopal Cathedral, Topeka Rescue Mission or the Arab Shrine Children s Travel Fund. To leave a special message for the family online, visit www.PenwellGabelTopeka.com. Charles E. Greene

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Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on Oct. 20, 2013