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Robert Green

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Robert Elvin Green, 75, of Andover Township, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at Andover Subacute & Rehabilitation Center in Andover Township.
Born on May 7, 1939, in Newfoundland, Pa., Mr. Green moved to New Jersey in the early 1940s. He spent his early years between Newton and Newfoundland. A 1957 graduate of Newton High School, he went to work for United Telephone Co. in 1967 and retired from Sprint in 2004 after 37 years of service.
Mr. Green served the New Jersey Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife as a hunter safety instructor for 30 years and a deputy conservation officer for 20 years before retiring in 1995. He was a life member of the NRA, NAMC and the Law Enforcement Alliance of America. Other memberships included the New Jersey Association of Rifle and Pistol Club, the New Jersey Sportsmen's Federation, the New Jersey Conservation Officers' Association and the North American Wildlife Enforcement Officers' Association. Mr. Green loved the outdoors and spent a lot of his life hunting and fishing. A member of the Master Gardeners of Sussex County, he was very active in Springfest at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, the Flower Show, Plant Sale at the Sussex County State Fair, and volunteered at the Sussex County Homestead as a Master Gardener. He was a former member of the Andover Township Environmental Commission.
The son of the late Elvin J. and Pauline (Wilson) Green, Mr. Green was also predeceased by his brother, Ronald Green, his sister-in-law, Rose, and a niece, Wendy. He is survived by his lifetime companion, Rosemarie Gutkowski; his son, Robert Green, of Vernon; his daughter, Barbara Green, of Vernon; and his granddaughters, Emily and Anneke. He is also survived by two brothers, Larry Green and wife, Nora, of East Stroudsburg, Pa., and Dave Green and wife, Joan, of Newton, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High St., Newton. Interment will follow in Newton Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 350 Sparta Ave., Building B, Suite 2, Sparta, NJ 07871. Online condolences may be offered at www.smithmccrackenfuneralhome.com.
Published in The New Jersey Herald on Dec. 14, 2014
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