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Obituary - John J. Green

John J. Green

Date of Passing: October 29th, 2009

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Please no floral offerings, instead donations can be made to Mount St. Mary's Grotto of Lourdes, Emmittsburg, MD.

Mr. John J. Green, 68, of Bay Village, OH, passed away Thursday, October 29, 2009, in St. John West Shore Hospital, Westlake, OH. He was born on September 9, 1941, in Utica, NY, the first son of the late John and Ann Lynch Green. He graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes School and Utica Catholic Academy, class of 1959. He was an alumnus of Mount St. Mary's University, Emmittsburg, MD. He was a US Army veteran. In his youth, he was quite a baseball player, starting with the "famous" King Cole Little League Team. In September 1970, he married Karen Otto of Shaker Heights, OH. She survives him. He retired from the Travelers Corporation as a manager in the Heathcare Division in the Cleveland, OH, area. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Christopher and Gina Green of Westlake, OH and Brian Green of Bay Village, OH; three grandchildren, Aidan, Claire and Moira Green of Westlake, OH; and three sisters and a brother, Maureen and Robert Pritchard of Clinton, NY, Nora and Daniel Gossin of Olney, MD, Marie and Russell Connors of Independence, KY and Martin Green of Utica, NY. He was predeceased by his parents; his sister Nancy, in 1990; two infant brothers, Brian Anthony and Michael; and his in-laws, Dr. and Mrs. John Otto. His burial will take place in the Green Family's cemetery, St. Bernard's Cemetery, Waterville, NY, on Wednesday, November 4, at 10 a.m. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. at St. Bernard's Church, Waterville. Arrangements are with the Kloster-Northrop & Bentz Funeral Home, Waterville.


On behalf of the entire Green Family, I'd like to say THANK YOU for taking the time to express your memories and condolences. I miss my dad a lot. It is hard to say goodbye to someone who lived life big and was so charismatic. May God bless you all.
Chris Green

Karen and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. John was a great and loyal friend,teammate, opponent and classmate. We'll all be together again shortly. Our prayers are with you. Polly and Ray Kellmurray
Ray Kellmurray

Karen and family... I was shocked to hear of John's passing, coming just 5 weeks after the death of his classmate and my brother, Terry Carney. John, Terry, and I attended Lourdes, UCA, AND MtStMary's together and I know Terry very much had looked forward to seeing John at their UCA 50th. I'm sure they're now having their own reunion. I will never forget hitch-hiking once with John from Emmitsburg to Utica (350 miles) in a snowstorm for college Christmas break. It took 24 hours, we spent the night in the Binghamton bus depot, and John's only headgear was a red and white "Dixieland Band" flat-top straw hat. I've always said, "If you want to hitch-hike in a NYS snowstorm and/or have a sleepover at the Binghamton bus depot, do it with Johnny Green." What laughs, always and anywhere! His sense of humor even exceeded his great athletic skills, truly one of the good guys. May John's eternal love for all of you, and your fondest memories of him, help you through the sad times.
Dennis Carney

I remmeber John from family picnics where baseball was always what kept us entertained. My prayers are with all of my far away cousins. God bless.
Bridget Green Kennedy


My wife and I want to extend our condolences to the Green family. I attended 12 years of school with John and missed him at the 50th reunion. Lou and Adrienne (Trotta) Kloster
Lou Kloster

Lord, bless Johnny Green! What memories as kids...climbing down from Price's back yard on Farview Heights, through the thickets behind the green house tucked into the bottom of the hill; baseball & football behiind St. John's Home; Little League; basketball at Lourdes;Big John taking a bunch of us to see Otto Graham and the Cleveland Browns play an exhibition game at Archbold Stadium; and always "fun" with Johnny Green. Marty, we'll lift the barley in celebration of your big brother real soon. God bless all the Greens.
Mike Evans

We missed John at our 50th class reunion, So sad to hear of his passing. John was a special person in our special UCA Class.May God comfort you in your sadness,
Peter & Stephanie Caroli

I went to UCA with John and remember him as a very likeable fellow. Condolences and prayers to his family and may he rest in peace.
Gladys (LaSota) Zurakowski

I'm so sorry to hear the news about John. Greenie was my friend all through our young life. He was a great athelete, and was blessed with an incredible sense of humor! He was so much fun to be with. I will always look back fondly on the wonderful memories we had together,and I will surely miss him. I hope the sad days that lie ahead for his family, pass by quickly.
Dick Gaffney

I am so sorry to hear of John's death. We all missed him at our 50th reunion.God bless your family at this time.
Christine O"Brien Powell

I played against John in So Utica Little League. A great guy, super pitcher, serious competitor. I can only imagine the family's sense of loss and offer my condolences
Jack Curry

John's Family: I am so sorry for your lose, I went to UCA with John, he was missed at our Fiftieth class reunion. John Myers
John Myers

So sorry to hear of John's passing. We missed you both at the UCA 50 year reunion.
Madonna Wald Fellows