John R. Green

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John R. Green, 88, Roaring Spring, died Thursday afternoon at UPMC Altoona, after a brief illness.
He was born in McKee, son of the late Russell and Lizzie (Burket) Green. He married Mary Lee Bechtel in 1948.
Surviving are his wife; six children: Joel L. and wife, Eleanor, of Weedville, Jeryl W. and wife, Karen, of Roaring Spring, Rodney L. and wife, Susan, of Roaring Spring, Rebecca J. Hazenstab and husband, Don, of Puzzletown, Jo Ellen Mingle and husband, Doug, of Roaring Spring and Betsy Hammes and husband, David, of Herndon, Va.; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren; and three sisters: Vivian Morgart of Goldsboro, N.C., Annetta Guyer of Bradenton, Fla., and Linda Latchaw of Simpsonville, S.C.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Matthew Hazenstab; and a brother, William "Scoop" Green.
John was a 1945 graduate of Roaring Spring High School and a U.S. Navy veteran. He retired from Appleton Papers in 1990 after 35 years of service.
John was very active in the Boy Scouts of America, where he served in many leadership positions from scoutmaster to council executive committee member. His excellence in scouting is portrayed in the numerous awards he earned, including the District Award of Merit, the Wood Badge and the Silver Beaver Award.
A member of Bare Memorial Church of God, Roaring Spring, John was a member of the Crusaders Sunday school class and had served on church council. He enjoyed cooking, hunting and fishing. He was very talented mechanically and enjoyed time in his workshop.
Friends will be received from 1 to the 4 p.m. funeral service Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, at Bare Memorial Church of God, by Pastor Mark Halliday. Interment will be made in Greenlawn Cemetery, Roaring Spring.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in John's memory may be given to Bare Memorial Church of God or Roaring Spring Community Library.
Arrangements are by Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc., Roaring Spring.
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Published in The Courier Express from Oct. 25 to Oct. 26, 2015
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