OBITUARY

Richard Alan Green

August 6, 1942February 15, 2021
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Richard Alan Green, 78, of Virginia Beach, Virginia met our Lord as well as his loving wife, Marian Green, on February 15, 2021 after a long fight with heart and respiratory issues.

Richard loved movies, visiting family, friends and new places, reading, NASCAR, bagels, going for drives, volunteering at the hospital and being a caretaker. He had a natural ability to take care of those around him and was very compassionate. He was a tireless and dedicated husband, father, family member and friend. He had a quick sense of humor, was an excellent judge of character, and those who knew him, knew that he could be quite stubborn.

Richard was born on August 6, 1942 and graduated from Bladensburg High School in Bladensburg, Maryland. After graduating, he enlisted in the Navy in March of 1961. With a very strong work ethic, he served our country for 31 years in the Navy, receiving such commendations as the Navy Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy Expeditionary Medal, Navy /E/ National Defense Medal and Sharpshooter Recognition. He retired as a Command Master Chief and continued to serve in the Civil Service until 2013. Richard met the love of his life, Marian, in Bermuda, and they were married in May of 1964. He is survived by his son, Thomas Green and his fiancée Carla Moore both of Virginia Beach, Virginia as well as his grandchildren, Cheyanne White of Eure, North Carolina; Danny Moore of Hampton, Virginia; Caiti Falguera of Virginia Beach, Virginia; and Sean Moore of Wilmington, North Carolina. He also had 3 great grandchildren, Ciara White, Owen White, and Carter Buhler of Eure, North Carolina.

He is also survived by his daughter, Patricia Moschella, and her husband, Gabriel Moschella, of Seabrook, Texas as well as two grandchildren, Melody Hollingsworth, of League City, Texas, and Gabriel Moschella, of Panama City Beach, Florida. He also had 5 great grandchildren, Hannah Hudson, Isabel Hudson, Reese Hollingsworth of League City, Texas and Abigail Moschella and Valentina Moschella of Panama City Beach, Florida.

He is also survived by his sister, Faye Malitz, of Columbia, Maryland, his brother, Ron Malitz of Davidsonville, Maryland, his sister in law, Mary Ann Malitz, of Davidsonville, Maryland, his niece Erin Trevino of Davidsonville, Maryland, and 2 great nieces Brianna Trevino, and Emma Trevino of Davidsonville, Maryland.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel. Casual attire is preferred.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 2:00 p.m. at Princess Anne Memorial Park, 1110 N. Great Neck Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Casual attire is preferred.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

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Patty Moschella

February 24, 2021

Here is a poem that I found that captures the importance and magnificence of a Dad. I will miss you so much, but I rejoice in the knowledge that you are with Mom. I will love you forever!

What Makes a Dad?

God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of the summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea.

The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of an eagle's flight.

The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard sea,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family in need.

Then God combined these qualities,
And when there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so he called it Dad.

Author Unknown

Erin Trevino

February 23, 2021

I am heartbroken. I never thought I would see this day. You were someone who was just supposed to live forever. But the memories I have of you will never fade. We love you, Unca Ichie!

Sandy Letellier

February 22, 2021

Patty and Tom,

I am so sorry for your loss. I have been keeping in touch with your dad for the past few years and I will miss his humor and conversations. He is now with his beloved Marian and his Mom and Dad and I am sure they are watching over us all.

Rollie Soderholm

February 21, 2021

Richard was a Great Guy to work alongside with in the ER at Princess Anne Hospital. He was an inspiration to all of us. We will all miss you greatly.

Tuesday Randolph’s

February 19, 2021

May you Rest In Peace with your wife and Maker. Always remember you for being a strong Master Chief and yet a real Teddy Bear. Thanks for good memories at work. You will be missed

Mike Gurney

February 19, 2021

Rich I think it was your stubbornness as well as mine that ignited our friendship when we first meet. And the many years of traveling together we became very good friends. May you rest in peace. Proud to be able to call you my friend. Prayers to the family as this is one of the hardest pills to swallow

Terry Ford

February 19, 2021

Rich,
You were truly one of the great ones! You were a great mentor during our time together! Learned alot of leadership skills from you making me a better leader! Always in my thoughts...RIP Brother!

Tyler Snead

February 18, 2021

You were an absolute gift to Princessanne Hospital. You were always cracking jokes, checking in to see if anything was needed, and always being helpful. You made the last 3 years a lot of fun. I will miss our conversations and your witty banter. You didn't just volunteer at the hospital, you were part of it and made it so much better. Rest easy dear friend.

Thomas Green

February 18, 2021

Oh Dad, so much I want to say, you have been my hero, and I am so blessed to have had you as my father, sure there was arguments and disagreements, but we always came back together, and you accepted Carla like she was your own, she loved you unconditionally as did I, I am having a hard time accepting this, but I want and need you to know I will always love and miss you, please Rest In Peace, and give Mom a big hug and kiss for me, until we are reunited, my heart is breaking

Mary Malitz

February 18, 2021

My dear Brother in Law, Richard, was the Patriarch of the family. I could always depend on his good advice and direction when I needed it. I loved his direct and detailed accounts of how he felt about any subject and I reveled in his sense of humor! If God had ever asked me to choose the PERFECT Brother in Law, it would have always been Richard! Richard was and IS the BEST Brother in Law who ever graced my life, and my life is ten-fold BLESSED because he was such a big part of my life! Thank you, Richard, for your constant Love and Support! We love you!

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Richard(Pops), Cheyanne, Carla, Ciara, Owen, Carter, Tom, and Robert for Christmas 2020 Granddaughter and Great-Grandchildren

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Richard(Pops) with his Great-Granddaughter Ciara White.

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Richard (Pops) with Tom, Cheyanne and Carla celebrating his Great-Grandchildrens birthdays Ciara, Owen and Carter.

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Christmas 2020 with Granddaughter and Great-Grandchildren .

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Richard (Pops) always the life of the party with his family celebrating Great-Grandchildrens birthdays.

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Richard with Robert Gilroy. Talking about the Navy days.

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Christmas 2020 with Granddaughter and Great-Grandchildren.