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William H. Green, M.D., 74, died peacefully at home on Saturday, Feb.16, 2013, in the care of his wife, children and sister-in-law, Elsa Roellig, of pancreatic cancer.
The first interventional radiologist in Delaware County, Dr. Green was Past President of the Pennsylvania Radiologic Society and Philadelphia Roentgen Ray Society, and a Fellow of the American College of Radiology.
For 21 of his 32 years at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Dr. Green served as Chairman of Radiology, overseeing the adoption of modern technology such as the CT Scan and MRI and the development of the radiology department from a medical staff of seven to one of 27. Resigning as Chair in 1998 to devote his energies to breast cancer diagnosis, he founded Crozer's Breast Imaging Center, now designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. From 1982-1984, Dr. Green was President of the Medical Staff at Crozer, and from 1984-1986 he served on the hospital's Board of Directors.
In addition, he chaired Southeast Radiology, Ltd. for 25 years, providing radiological services to four medical facilities in southeast Pennsylvania. A clinical professor from 1985 until only a few days before his death, Dr. Green shared his expertise and passion for medicine with numerous medical students and residents. He always said his priority was to provide excellence in patient care and to create an environment where physicians of the highest caliber would be happy to work.
Dr. Green was born in Philadelphia, ninth of ten children, and attended St. Joseph Prep, St. Joseph University, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He was active in Boy Scouts. He served as Assistant Scout Master and Board member for more than 20 years. During the Vietnam War, Dr. Green was a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy and served as Chief of Cardiovascular Radiology at St. Albans Naval Hospital, New York, NY.
In 1961 he wed the love of his life, Marita Roellig; having met when they were young teenagers, they were married for 51 years. Together they had six children and found joy in gardening, traveling, and summers in Avalon with their grandchildren.
Family: Dr. Green is survived by his wife, Marita; his children and their spouses, William and Amanda Green, Jr., of Belmont, MA, Thomas and Kristie Green of Towson, MD, Marita Lind of Mullica Hill, NJ, Vincent and Victoria Green of Boynton Beach, FL, Elizabeth and Steven Larín of Philadelphia, and Daniel Green of New York, NY; and 12 grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, Frank of Philadelphia, George of Abington, Paul of Delran, NJ, and his sisters Margaret Fox of Medford Lakes, NJ, and Betty Miller of Florida, and predeceased by his brothers, John, Edward, and Joseph, and his sister Dorothy.
Visitation/Service: Friends of the family are cordially invited to celebrate Dr. Green's life by attending the viewing at Carr Funeral Home, 935 S. Providence Rd., Wallingford, PA, on Tuesday from 7 to 9 pm. On Wednesday, the family will receive friends starting at 9:30 am at St. John Chrysostom Church, 617 S. Providence Rd., Wallingford, PA, to be followed by his funeral Mass at 11 am. Burial: Following the Mass at SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Marple..
Donations: In lieu of flowers, please send a donation in Dr. Green's name to Greater Philadelphia Voice of the Faithful, P.O. Box 281, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444.
Published in Daily Times on Feb. 18, 2013