James R. Greene

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1939 – 2014

James R. Greene passed away at his home on Saturday, June 14, 2014. He was born November 8, 1936 in Waterbury, CT. He married his wife Joanne (Galvin) Greene June 4, 1960 before moving to California in 1962. Jimmy and Joanne lived in Saugus, CA since February 1964, raising three children: Kellie, Daniel, and Carolyn.

Jim was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a Life Member of the First Marine Division Association and Past President of the Bodfish Chapter. He was also a Life Member of VFW Post 6885 (Canyon Country, CA) and American Legion Post 507 (Newhall, CA). Jim retired in 1992, after serving the Santa Clarita Valley Community as a deputy with the Los Angeles County Sherriff's Department for 30 years.

Jim enjoyed traveling and just returned from an adventure to Alaska. He could often be found checking up on old friends at the local VFW. He loved gardening in his backyard and walking at the local park daily.

Jimmy is survived by his daughter Kellie (Alan) Randolph of St. Clair, MI; his son Daniel Greene of Castaic, CA; and his daughter Carolyn (Tim) Biron of Cedar Lake, IN. Jim was also a loving "Poppy" to James Schauer, Wesley Schauer, Heather Biron, Shae Biron and Rylee Biron. Jim is also survived by his four brothers: Jack (Shirley) Greene of Wolcott, CT; William (Mary) Greene of Woodbury, CT; Robert (Judy) Greene of Longs, SC; Edward (Denise) Greene of Longs, SC. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joanne, on June 7, 2013 and his grandson, Wesley Schauer, on February 22, 1998.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Eternal Valley Memorial Park, 23287 Sierra Hwy, Newhall, CA 91321.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim's memory to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (www.michaeljfox.org).

The Signal, June 20, 2014
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