OBITUARY

Jerry Wayne Green

January 29, 1963January 1, 2018
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Jerry W. Green died unexpectedly on January 1, 2018 having lead an accomplished and fulfilling life. Jerry was born in Kingsville, Texas on January 29, 1963. In early life, Jerry had the opportunity to live in a number of places as his father was an engineer for Exxon (Kingsville, Refugio, Houston, Corpus Christi, Kingsville [2nd], New Orleans, Lafayette, Los Angeles, Houston [2nd]). Jerry graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1989, and Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1993. He completed his Anesthesiology Internship and Residency at Cleveland Clinic Foundation in 1997.

His career as an Anesthesiologist began at Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas in 1997. Due to his love of snow sports introduced while at Cleveland Clinic, he elected to continue his career in Colorado joining South Denver Anesthesiologists (SDA) in 2001. During this time, he served on the Board of Directors at SDA. After an enjoyable and successful 14 years in private practice, his love of education and research lead him to redirect to an academic career with UT Southwestern Dallas in 2014.

Jerry pursued all his interests intensely. He was passionate about quality improvement in patient care and resident education. He was an innovator and had a hunger for continued growth and learning. Aside from medicine, he had many personal loves, such as his pets, and interests including architecture and real estate, constructing/remodeling many homes. Jerry was a defender of fairness always desiring to make things better and therefore was involved in political fundraising and philanthropy.

Survived by his husband and partner of 16 years Huy (Tom) Dang; parents Joe R. Green and Mary T. Green, MD/PhD of Houston; brother William C. Green of Austin; brother Russell T. Green and family, sister-in-law Inga Green, niece Jenny Green, nephew Jacob Green of Houston.

Although unlikely to be the cause of death, during the last decade of his life Jerry battled with CIDP (Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy). In lieu of flowers friends are encouraged to consider donations to GBS/CIDP Foundation International (https://www.gbs-cidp.org).

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  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, January 20, 2018

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Luda

January 20, 2018

I am very saddened and still in disbelief about Jerry's passing...
I feel so grateful to have known such great person and friend. I will truly miss him...
Jerry made a beautiful difference in so many lives, as a great friend, mentor, extraordinary teacher, initiator of multiple improvement projects dedicated to patients' care.
Person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on...
To Tom, Jerry's parents, siblings, family and friends: Please accept my sincere condolences, You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Luda

Diana Vassallo

January 19, 2018

To Tom & the Parents and Family of Jerry Green.
I was in utter shock and disbelief to hear the tragic and sad news of Jerry's sudden passing. Words cannot begin to express my deep sorrow for all of you, his family & friends and though I knew Jerry albeit fleetingly, he left a great impression as a truly beautiful, smart, intelligent and very kind and generous hearted man. I will always cherish the memories I have of both Jerry & Tom and sharing laughter filled days and evenings at their beautiful home in Cherry Creek. He will always remain in my thoughts and my prayers and may god grant you comfort & peace during this extremely sad time!

Larry Johnson

January 16, 2018

I am so sad and sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. Jerry was such a dear friend, and my thoughts today are filled with memories of great times shared during our years at UT Austin back in the 80's. To his grieving husband, parents, and brothers: Jerry will live in your hearts and mine forever.

Jacquelyn Scott

January 15, 2018

To the Parents, siblings, family, friend's and love one's... May God give you each the peace to mourn and restoration to your hearts... I pray that God surround each of you with his everlasting love; which never changes nor will it ever cease... So it is okay to cry and it is normal to feel pain but remember he is: THE GREATEST COMFORTER in such a time of this... I pray that his promises be the strength that you lean on... GOD BLESS ALL WHO IS HURTING FROM HIS DEATH...
LOVER OF JESUS CHRIST & WORK @ PARKLAND HEALTH & HOSPITAL SYSTEMS IN EVS AS AN HOUSEKEEPER I (I SEEN IT TODAY: 1/15/18 (Monday) @ PARKLAND...)

TC Aikens

January 15, 2018

I wish to extend my condolences to The Green Family. Please keep in mind those who pass on God keeps in his memory because they are precious in his eyes. Hosea 13:14

Byron Tsusaki

January 15, 2018

I am in disbelief about Jerry's passing. I just found out last night driving home from the hospital. I first met Jerry during residency training in Cleveland and he brought up the idea of me coming to Houston to work at Texas Heart back in 1998.
Jerry has a very passionate soul which reflected in all aspects of his life. He pursued everything in his life with a sense of excitement and dedication. He loved life and he loved sharing that enthusiasm with all the people in his life.
I remember his love for his cat whom I'm certain he is with now. He was an awesome snow boarder and I was truly envious of how fearless he could be on those slopes.
I will truly miss Jerry. He was one awesome person and friend. My prayers and thoughts with Tom, his wonderful parents and family.

George Roberts

January 14, 2018

Jerry was a wonderful soul and a bright light to this world... he will be missed terribly.
May thoughts and prayers are with Tom and Family.

January 14, 2018

My condolences. May God's Word and loyal love comfort you at this time. ~Psalms 136:23

January 14, 2018

My condolences. May God's Word and loyal love comfort you at this time. ~Psalms 136:23

M C

January 11, 2018

Im Sorry for your Loss. My warmest condolences go out to the family and friends of Jerry. May you find Comport from the encouraging words found at 1 Thessalonians 4:14

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