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Green Robert S. Green, age 102, long term resident of Worthington, passed away quietly at his home at Wesley Glen on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. He was born in Lafayette, Indiana and was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years Katheryn (Harshman) and his parents Nellie and A.D. Green. Robert was a man of diverse interests - an Eagle Scout, a world traveler, painter, computer volunteer teacher at Evening Elementary School, lead actor in productions at the Worthington Players Club and the OSU Summer Stadium Theatre, and was Uncle Sam, the narrator, in the Worthington Sesquicentennial Pageant. He was a generous man who endowed an OSU Engineering and Architecture Scholarship, a patio at Wesley Glen and helped support succeeding generations of his family. He was a graduate in Civil Engineering and the Army ROTC at Purdue University. He was later an instructor there while working toward his Master's Degree. Early jobs were at American Bridge, Sinclair Refining, and Carnegie-Illinois Steel. He moved to Panama to do design work on Third Locks Project on the Panama Canal. He then worked for Blaw-Knox and Weirton Steel before entering the US Navy during WWII. During the war, he served in submarine construction and testing and was in command of a hull and machinery supply vessel in the southwest pacific. A year after returning to Weirton Steel, he was recruited to the faculty of The Ohio State University where he served during the majority of his career. He chaired and developed the new Department of Welding Engineering. For many years he was simultaneously the Consultant of the American Certified Pipe Welding Bureau and edited the basic specifications manual used throughout the field. He became Executive Director of the OSU Engineering Experiment Station and Associate Dean of the College of Engineering with responsibility for the OSU Airport. He was especially proud of his role leading the American Faculty Group which assisted the development of the Indian Institute of Technology in Kampur, India. His semi-retirement years at OSU were spent teaching architecture in the School of Architecture. He will be greatly missed by his surviving family: daughter, Katheryn Maag (Albert) of Perry Township; grandchildren, Chris Maag of Bloomfield, N.J., Sarah Hoffer (David), Matthew Egan (Tracy); great grandchildren, Ethan Hoffer, Evan Hoffer, Owen Hoffer, Hanna Egan, Jacob Egan and Sarah Egan, all of Richwood, Ohio. Also, four nieces and three nephews. Friends may call Saturday from 11 a.m.-12 noon at the Worthington Presbyterian Church, 773 High Street, Worthington, where a funeral service with military honors will be conducted at 12 noon. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Walnut Grove Cemetery. RUTHERFORD-CORBIN FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements. Condolences to www.rutherfordfuneralhome.com.


Published in The Columbus Dispatch on May 5, 2017
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