MONTAGUE- Samuel Green, 77, of Montague, died peacefully at home on Sept. 24, 2012, from heart failure.
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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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Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Oct. 6, 2012