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Rollin A. Greene

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Greene, Rollin A. TROY Rollin A. "Butch" Greene, 65, of 10th Street, Troy, N.Y., passed away on Friday evening, November 2, 2012 at St. Mary's Hospital after a long illness. Born in Troy, N.Y. to the late Harry Greene and Jeanie Robinson Greene Catalfu. Butch was a lifelong city resident. He was a graduate of Troy High and a firefighter for the city of Troy for 25 years, retiring in 1998. He was a proud US Army Veteran, serving from 1965 to 1971 and fought for his country in Vietnam. He was a member of Veterans of Lansingburgh, Inc., American Legion Post 1489 in Wynantskill and commander of the CRAB Garrison 1954. Rollin's "true love" was driving the rescue squad for the city of Troy's Fire Department for the many years that he served. He is survived by his best friend and life partner, Tracy A. Murray; children, Michael T. Greene (Rhonda) of Holly Springs, N.C., James S. Greene (Lorrie) of Willow Springs, N.C., Joseph R. Greene (Nena) of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; siblings, Rose Sias, Elizabeth Joy (Tom), Pam Checca, Cindy Carabis (Tim), Patti Coghill (Dave), Joanne McMahon (Tim) and Jodi Waters (Joe). He was the proud grandfather of six. A memorial service will be conducted on Tuesday evening, November 6 at 7 o'clock from the Riverview Funeral Home, Inc., 218 2nd Street, Troy, NY 12180 (corner of 104th Street), the Rev. David J. Jones, MM officiating. Relatives and friends are invited to attend and may also call at the Riverview Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Interment will take place on Wednesday, November 7 at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery at a time to be announced. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Rollin in a special way may make a contribution in his memory to: Community Hospice of Rensselaer County, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144 or the . For further information and on-line condolences please visit: theriverviewfuneralhome.com

Published in Albany Times Union on Nov. 5, 2012
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