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Burton Green

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Burton Green Obituary
March 11, 1935 - March 1, 2017 Burton Green, M.D. ("Bud Green") passed away peacefully in Pasadena, California, on March 1, 2017, at the age of 81 surrounded by family. He is survived by his loving wife Isabel ("Liz") of 61 years, as well as by his three sons Donald, Mitchell, and Jonathan, and four grandchildren Aaron, Rachel, Noah, and Sofia. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Bud Green was educated at the University of Illinois where he received his M.D. He served as an Intern at Cook County Hospital, and as a Resident in Pediatric Medicine at Michael Reese Hospital. He followed this as a captain and chaplain in the USAF at Nellis AFB at an interval that included the Cuban Missile Crisis. During this time he founded the first poison control unit in the State of Nevada, for which he received a unit citation from the USAF. After returning to the Chicago area to open a private pediatric practice, he moved back West with his family to Southern California in 1971. Dr. Green practiced pediatrics in Arcadia until his retirement in 2000, serving on the staff of both Huntington Memorial and Methodist Hospitals. He also taught at UCLA on a volunteer basis to help newly minted M.D.'s learn both the science and art of being practitioners. Bud loved music, having used his fine singing voice since a teenager in choirs and barbershop quartets. In his later years he and Liz enjoyed the symphony and opera. Bud also loved photography, automobiles, bird watching, tennis, travel, and socializing. Bud was constantly expanding his intellectual horizons, and was a voracious reader. With the help of educational videos and CD's, Bud became particularly knowledgeable in the history of music and of cartography. With his wife Liz, and the unfailing support of their teachers Shane and Catherine, the couple excelled in ballroom dancing with exciting routines in Tango. Entire dancefloors have been known to clear in order to watch the glamorous couple's moves. The couple were also longtime members of the Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center. Bud always found something to like in people, and was an eager conversationalist with a knack for drawing others out and putting them at their ease. He will be missed and will be loved eternally. A funeral service will be held at Mt. Sinai Hollywood Hills at 11:30 a.m., on Friday, March 3. Please contact the Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center (626-798-1161) with any questions.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Mar. 2, 2017
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