OBITUARY

David Green

March 9, 1951November 12, 2013
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David T. Green passed into the loving arms of the Lord on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. David was born on March 9, 1951 in Dallas, Texas to his parents, Jane and Robert Green and is preceded in death by his father and his brother-in-law, Wendell Miller.

He married Jo Ellen and was blessed with a loving daughter, Kristin, who is married to Roam Gunn, Jr. David married Patricia Noble on July 4, 1992 and embraced her family including two sons, Wes Rosenstein and Charles Rosenstein and his wife Monica. In 2009, he was blessed with a grandson, Roam Gunn, III. David was a loving and devoted grandfather to all of his grandchildren including Corbin and Connor Rosenstein.

David is survived by brother Jon Green and wife Ann, sisters Lauren Waggoner and husband John, and Cindy Miller. His extended family includes nieces Mary Green, Rachel Henderson, Genevieve Cohen, Valerie Waggoner, nephews John Andrew and Michael Waggoner, sister-in-law, Katherine Cater, and two brothers-in-law Gary Noble with wife Joy, and Robert Noble with wife Barbara.

David was a dedicated family man of great integrity whose enthusiasm for people was evident in everything he did. As a teen, he earned his Eagle Scout badge and continued to have a strong interest in scouting as evidenced in several Cub Scout camping trips with his grandsons.

Dr. David Green was the Director of the Weekend College at Collin College. David began working for the college three years ago as Coordinator of Assessment and was promoted to the position of Director of Weekend College in April 2012. He received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Texas. He held a PhD in Education from Capella University and an MBA from University of St. Thomas in Houston. Prior to joining Collin, David was Area Chair/Lead Faculty member with University of Phoenix from 2002-2012, a Business Partner with Hewlett Packard and a Consultant with Electronic Data Systems (EDS) for many years. He held several certifications, including Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR), Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Certified Performance Technologist (CPT). Most recently, David was selected as a member of the 2013-2014 class of Leadership Plano.

During his tenure with Collin College, David helped launch the district-wide Continuous Improvement Process; worked diligently to raise awareness of the Weekend College; and was a presenter at both the Non-Traditional Student Orientation and the Student Leadership Summit this past spring. David demonstrated passion and initiative in his work and was known for his kind demeanor and for treating students with dignity and respect. His motto was “Enjoy the journey while valuing the end product.”

David grew up as a Methodist and was confirmed along with his RCIA “Class of 2007” at the Easter Vigil at Prince of Peace. He was an integral part of Christ Renews His Parish Team 1, a member of the leadership team of the original Prince of Peace That Man Is You!, and a lector at mass. He has been quoted many times as telling a nervous CHRP witness that “There’s someone in that room who needs to hear what you’re going to say”.

The family will receive friends on Friday, November 15 from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home Memorial Oaks Cemetery,13001 Katy Freeway (I-10 at Eldridge), Houston, TX 77079; 281-497-2210. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on the campus of the University of St. Thomas (please park in the St. Thomas Parking Garage next to the Chapel of St. Basil on the 4th floor or on the roof, parking is free if you park on those two levels), 3802 Yoakum Blvd. Houston, TX 77006, in the Chapel of St. Basil at 2 PM on Saturday, November 16th, followed by a graveside service at Memorial Oaks Cemetery, with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Cancer Society.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, November 15, 2013
  • St. Basil Chapel Saturday, November 16, 2013
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Lucy Lee

July 21, 2014

David was my manager at EDS in Plano, TX, about 15 years ago, while working on the Client Executive Development Program. I just heard of his passing from a former colleague that I met by happenstance. I have so many good memories of this kind-hearted giant (he indeed was very tall). He was a great conversationalist, a tireless learner, a sincere individual given to some playful goofiness, and a modest man given to recognizing others for their gifts and contributions. I was so happy to hear over the years that he went into the field of higher education because it truly was the summation of his dreams to impact people in that way. No doubt his loss continues to be felt by many. My deepest condolences to his family. "David, I still remember team debriefs at Starbucks! You valued celebrating milestones as much as the work." ~Lucy Lee (Plano, TX)

Ashly Fields

November 20, 2013

Dr. Green was truly an amazing professor and friend. My prayers go out to his family. An Angel awaits with the Lord. I thank God for him being an Angel this day.

Love Ashly Fields

Keith Yellin

November 20, 2013

Dear Trisha,

Only four things have tended to sit on my desk at home: my PC, landline phone, EDS mug filled with pens, and the crystal eagle that David presented me when I graduated from EDS's Leadership Development program in 1998. I've always treasured that eagle ... along with David's habit for fun. I remember, for instance, one evening working late in my cube, thinking I was alone, when David (it turned out) started lobbing crumpled paper balls at me from his office.

He was a happy man, who always made me happy. I'm even smiling as I type this =0)

Godspeed

November 17, 2013

David was such a positive person, always happy and always smiling! I am so sad to hear of his untimely passing. We worked together in Southfield for EDS and then in Plano, TX, in the Leadership Development Group. He was one of my favorite people. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Pat Andersen, Pleasant Grove, Utah

November 16, 2013

Condolences to the Green family . I worked with David in Southfield Michigan for EDS he was a hard working great technical guy and I pray that his family will get through this difficult time my family and prayers are with you.
Bridget O'Brien Pantaleo, Warren, mi

Frank Hubbell

November 16, 2013

What a great friend, what a great person, it is at times like these that I wish we could have lived closer so we could of had more time together. Our prayers are with David's family and my Aunt Jane and my cousins. Liove you all, Frank Hubbell

David Birdwell

November 16, 2013

My Heart is still just broke and I can not understand sometimes.I enjoyed working with Dr.Green every friday and saturday for the past 2 years.He is an Amazing person and treated everyone with such kindness and respect.I was Blessed to have known him and my life is better for it.My prayers go out to his wife Trisha and the family for their loss.God needed another Angel so he called Dr.David home sooner.Cant wait to see you in Heaven one day!Thank you for touching all of our lives.

Susan Clark

November 16, 2013

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. David was a wonderful co-worker and a great guy. He will be missed. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Dr. Traci Petteway

November 16, 2013

Praying for the family during this time! God will guide you through this-trust and depend on Him.

November 15, 2013

David was a very special person with a big heart and even bigger smile, he will always be missed by his Aunt Ruthe. My heart is heavy. My prayers are with the family and my thoughts and prayers go out to my sister Jane.