Milton W. Greene, 79, of Emerald, passed away Sunday, March 17, in the Blue Mountain Health System's Palmerton Campus. He was the loving husband of Pauline (Steigerwalt) Greene. They celebrated 12 years of marriage in September.
- Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late William and Mary (Green) Greene.
He was employed by Nestle Purina, formerly ALPO, Allentown, in the maintenance department for 36 years until retiring.Greene served in the Army
during the Korean Conflict
and attained the rank of private first class and received an honorable discharge.
He was a member of Allen O. Delke American Legion Post 16, Slatington, and the Slatington Skeet Club, and was an active member of V.F.W
. Post 7215, Walnutport, and a life member of Star Hose Company No. 1, Emerald.
He enjoyed fishing, golfing, having fun with family and friends, NASCAR and the New York Yankees, and played softball in Emerald in the past years.
Surviving in addition to his widow are four daughters, Mary Wanamaker of Slatington, Grace, wife of Tom Fallon of Lehighton, Greta Greene of Slatington, and Cheri, wife of Wally Schumada of Walnutport; a son, Roger "Peanut" Greene, and his wife, Heather, in Maine; five stepsons, Jonathan Steigerwalt, and his wife, Kay, of Palmerton, Rick Steigerwalt, and his wife, Shirley, of New Tripoli, Robert Steigerwalt of Lehighton, Mike Steigerwalt, and his wife, Kathy, of Slatington, and Thomas Steigerwalt, and his wife, Kathy, of Slatington; two stepdaughters, Shirledene, wife of Eddy Fisher of Slatington, and Carey Ann, wife of Rick Serfass of Emerald; 33 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Milton Greene Jr., who died in 2012. Service:
Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday, March 21, Kevin E. Hunsicker Funeral Home, 4214 Main St., Slatedale, with the Rev. William Ritzenthaler officiating. Interment, Union Cemetery, Slatington. Call 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday. Contributions may be made to the funeral home, P.O. Box 29, Slatedale, Pa. 18079-0029.