Jack Lee Green, 84
MEDIA, Pa. - Jack Lee Green, age 84, of Media, Pa., formerly of East Liverpool, passed away Aug. 16, 2012, at Taylor Hospice, Ridley Park, Pa., following a short illness. He was born Nov. 6, 1927, in East Liverpool, to the late Roy John and Anna Laura Wimer Green.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Leroy (Buddy), and two sisters, Dorothy and Sarah, and son-in-law, Dan Gibson.
Jack Lee Green
In 1980, he married present wife, Patricia (nee Ferguson), who survives. Besides his wife and two children, he is survived by three stepchildren, Robert, Barbara and Patty Blair, seven grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren, several great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
He left high school during World War II to join the U.S. Marine Corps where he served in the South Pacific and occupied China.
Upon discharge from the service, he returned home and married former Mary Smith on April 4, 1947, and together they had two children, daughter Mary Margaret (Peg) Gibson, and son, Mark Lee, who survive.
He was employed many places such as Milligan's Hardware, Harker Pottery, and for many years worked at Smith and Phillips furniture. In 1968, he moved to Media, Pa., to take a position of Purchasing Agent at Riddle Memorial Hospital and attend Rutgers University. He later became Administrative Assistant to his friend, Donald Laughlin, president of Riddle Hospital; a position he held until his retirement in 2000. Jack continued to volunteer at the hospital until his health began to fail this past spring. Jack loved the game of basketball and played and coached for many years at the YMCA in East Liverpool. He was very proud to have served in the U.S. Marines.
He drove to East Liverpool several times a year to visit, the last time being late April of this year. He loved to take time to sit by the river and always had the greatest stories about growing up in East Liverpool.
A memorial lunch was held in his honor at Riddle Hospital, Media, Pa. Burial was in Delaware at the Military Cemetery and will be at Riverview Cemetery in East Liverpool at a later time.
"Life's a voyage that is homeward bound." H. Melville.