MONTAGUE- Samuel Green, 77, of Montague, died peacefully at home on Sept. 24, 2012, from heart failure.
He was born April 7, 1935, in Philadelphia, Pa.
He was buried at Temple Israel Cemetery in Greenfield.
He had a Ph.D in Engineering from MIT (1971) and an MA from Antioch in Psychology (1983). These 2 degrees point to his varied career. During is first career he designed computers and programs and taught at Northeastern. During his second career he was a psychotherapist with a private practice, West River Center, in Brattleboro, Vt. He used all these skills to help many people. He was loved by his therapy clients. He built data bases for a number of local non-profits including Music in Deerfield, Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust, Hitchcock Center, and Dharma Seed.
He leaves his survivors in great sadness: his wife, Micky McKinley, his daughter, Shoshanna Green, his son-in-law, Geoff Hart, his son, Jonas Green, and his daughter-in-law, Mary-Alice Green.
He took great joy in the garden and natural beauty. He was a wonderful dancer as well as music lover, traveler and excellent father, husband and friend.
Samuel was a man of enormous generosity and a supporter of progressive causes. Donations in his honor may be made to Hitchcock Center, 525 S. Pleasant St. Amherst 01002. There will be a Memorial on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. at the Montague Retreat Center, 177 Ripley Rd, Montague.
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