Patrick Timothy (Pat) Green
1955 - 2020
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Patrick (Pat) Timothy Green, 65, passed away unexpectedly on September 10.
Born on August 30, 1955, Patrick was a lifelong Jacksonville resident and a graduate of Terry Parker High School (class of 1973), the University of Florida, and Liberty University.
He was a passionate fan of all sports and spent his earlier years coaching and mentoring his younger brother, Paul, and many others, as a baseball coach with the Justina Little League. His dedication to his players was legendary and culminated in a County Championship season for his team in the late 1970s.
Pat was equally fervent about Florida Gators football and saw his orange-and-blue dreams come true when he witnessed -- in person -- the 1997 Sugar Bowl, where his beloved Gators bested in-state rival the (dreaded) Florida State Seminoles to win their first national championship.
Pat and his ever-present duffel bag were a fixture on Duval County middle and high school basketball courts for many years, as he followed in his father's footsteps as a referee with the Southern Association of Basketball Officials (SABO). Through SABO, he made friendships that lasted throughout his life.
He was known for laughing loudly and often.....particularly after pulling off one of his many pranks directed at unsuspecting family members. Among them, his "large, live blue crabs" stunt remains legendary.
Pat was part-owner and manager of Shane's Sandwich Shop on Lane Avenue and later became involved in real estate sales and management.
In recent years, Pat experienced a number of life setbacks and was in poor health. His family members wish to extend their heartfelt thanks and gratitude to those who stood by his side during his difficult times.
Patrick was predeceased by his father J.C. Green, Jr. and stepfather Salvatore P. Lalli. He is survived by his children Patrick, Savannah and Sierra, whom he loved deeply; mother Cora Lalli (Jacksonville); stepmother JoAnn Green (Jacksonville); brother Paul Lalli (Sandy) of Westport, CT; sisters Debbie Stoutamire Bullock of Galveston, TX; Mary Green of Palm Coast, FL; and Julie Green-Smith and Kelly Green (Jacksonville); as well as several nieces and nephews.
A private celebration in memory of Pat's life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Pat's name to the Sulzbacher Center, 611 E. Adams Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202.
"As you close your eyes in rest, may all your pain and troubles be lost forever. May you find paradise and a world of eternal life. May your soul rest in peace."
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Published in Florida Times-Union from Oct. 8 to Oct. 11, 2020.
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November 10, 2020
So sorry to hear the passing of Pat. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Pat was our neighbor and friend for many years when we lived on Selton Ave in Jacksonville, Fl. We coached Little League together at Justina LL Park when I ask him to help coach the Justina Eagles. We spent two years together winning two championships. Pat moved up with several of our players and was very successful for many years.
He was truly a remarkable young man. He love coaching and was very successful because of his enthusiasm and ability to communicate with those people around him. He will truly be missed by all those that knew him.
Rest in peace my friend.
Al and Betty Malone
Al Malone
October 26, 2020
Many years ago, in 1987, Pat told me this summed up what has happened to his life in Colossians 3:3. He is living the new life!
shirley Arrington
October 25, 2020
Pat was one of a kind. I knew Pat for 30+ years. Pat was a sensitive yet strong person - he could endure a lot of difficulty. He loved his family and his animals dearly. He knew the Lord. I am confident that the troubles he experienced in this life are a thing of the past for him now.
phil penland
October 16, 2020
Pat was one of my best friends in our single days at Trinity in the mid ‘80s. We could call each other any time of day or night. I have many great memories of Pat back in the day and being the sentimentalist I am I still have a card he sent and a mug he gave me! We didn’t take pix as much back them but this is the one pix I do have of him.

I pray that many memories of the good times with Pat and knowing that he is finally at peace and resting in the arms of Jesus will bring you all comfort.
Cheryl Lee MacLeod
October 14, 2020
I love the last bit as i hope our Pat “the G” is at peace in paradise as I know He believed in Christ. He was so special to me in my younger years and always have a special place in my heart. Pat was one of a kind and had such a sense of humor. there were so many stories. He will always be remembered by me and all that knew him. Especially his players , Paul, Sammy and Marti, among others. I can’t see coffee ice cream without thinking of him! Or see a Bottle of Sangria. Or an old Grand Prix with rattling wheels. Great memories I’ll always have. Love ya Pat.
October 13, 2020
Rest in peace old friend.
Neal R Becker
October 12, 2020
You were loved and will be missed. Hope you are at peace. My condolences to all of your family.
Debi Crowley
October 11, 2020
So Patrick, are there any "large live blue crabs" in heaven? You were the best father I ever known, besides our own. A man could not have loved his children more. Particularly when young P.D. was sick. Like Greta Bahn mentioned previously, you were larger than life, and could never imagine anything bringing you down. I will always regret not being there for you - please forgive. Rest easy brother, you deserve it.
Kelly Green
October 10, 2020
I truly loved the Green family. I grew up and played basketball with Pat’s sister Kelly with their father as an official of a lot of my games. Pat was always larger than life along with his laugh. I’m saddened by is passing but trust that he is in God’s hands!! Prayers to the Green family!!
Greta Bahn
October 10, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
David Ditota
October 9, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. In the photo I see you are holding Bonnie. She was a great little dog. I am sad that we loss you at such a young age. Your friend, Esse
October 8, 2020
I have so many wonderful memories of growing up with Patrick. He was my only brother and we always had so much fun laughing and talking about life. I admired his wit, intelligence and zest for life. He will always be in my heart.
Julie Green Smith
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