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TROY - Rollin A. "Butch" Greene, 65 of 10th Street, Troy, NY, passed away on Friday evening, Nov. 2, at St. Mary's Hospital after a long illness.
Born in Troy 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
for the City of Troy for 25 years, retiring in 1998.
He was a proud US
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; chidlren: Michael T. Greene (Rhonda) of Holly Springs, NC, James S. Greene (Lorrie) of Willow Springs, NC, Joseph R. Greene (Nena) of Saratoga Springs; 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, Nov. 6 at 7 o'clock from the Riverview Funeral Home, Inc., 218 Second St., Troy, NY 12180 (corner of 104th Street), the Rev. David J. Jones 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
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Published in The Record on Nov. 5, 2012
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"My condolences to Rollins family. I considered him a good friend."
- Jack Ryan
"Tracy, So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of grief."
- Michele Heiss
"Tracy and Greene Family, my heartfelf condolences to you all. Rollin was a great friend and who will be..."
- John ONeill
"Rosie and family....sorry to learn of your brothers passing. I just lost one of my brothers so I feel..."
"To the family, So sorry for your loss. Susan Hanley"
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