Richard "Greenie" W. Green

February 19, 1953December 27, 2017
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Richard W. Green “Greenie” passed peacefully from this life the morning of December 27th, 2017 at the age of 64, after a brief battle with cancer. He was surrounded and supported by his loving family during the last hours of his life. Greenie was born on February 19th, 1953 in Montour Falls, NY to Elizabeth “Betty” Green and Stewart E. Green whom are predeceased.

Greenie was a people person and always enjoyed sharing and listening to stories. Greenie loved sports, especially playing softball. He was an avid NY Giants, NY Yankees, and NASCAR fan. Before closing, Greenie was a Forklift Operator for Shepard Niles in Montour Falls for 17 years. He tended bar at the Watkins Glen Elks Lodge and often referred to himself as a "Psychologist." In addition to being a member of the Watkins Glen Elks Lodge 1546, he was a past member of the Mechanics Club and the VFW. He always enjoyed being outdoors especially when he was on neighborhood watch.

Greenie is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 42 years, Debbie and his children, Wendy Green, Tracey (Eric) VanSkiver, and Buffy Green. In addition to his parents, Greenie was predeceased by his son, Michael Green. He will be fondly remembered by his eight grandchildren, Alexsis, Trevor, Olivia, Natalie, Lucas, Markus, Mitchell, and McKenna; sisters, Debbie Besley, Billie Green and Patty Searing, and his brother, Stewart (Cindy Boyer Green predeceased) Green; nieces and nephews, Stewart, Kelly, Logan, Krista, and Matthew; as well as many cousins.

A celebration of Greenies life with a time to share memories and stories will be held on Saturday, January 6th, 2018 begining with an Elks Memorial Service at 3pm with a time to visit until 6pm at the Haughey Wood Funeral Home, 119 5th St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891. In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Greenie’s name to the charity of one’s choice. Memories and stories may also be share with Greenie’s family and friends at


  • A celebration of Greenie’s life Saturday, January 6, 2018

Richard "Greenie" W. Green

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Donna Weigel

January 7, 2018

I'm so sorry for your loss. Rick is indeed a loss to this world. He had a big and loving personality. Its been a pleasure to have known Rick. He openly expressed that he loved his wife! My love to the whole family at this difficult time.
Donna Cleveland

January 6, 2018

We are friends and neighbors of Stewart in Sebring, FL; and, are saddened by your loss, as well as for the additional burden of grief placed our friend, Stewart. Know you both are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Bil & Karen Bucklew

January 6, 2018

My deepest sympathy to you Deb and family in the loss of Rick The Lee kids and the Green family grew up together.I will never forget when Mike played for me and made the td score with 25 seconds left against Elmira Heights to win the game. I never saw a Dad more proud of a son.May God bless Rick Deb and whole family. I have put a SENECAS helmet decal on Mikes stone for years and with the familys ok I will do the same for Rick Bob Lee

January 4, 2018

Debbie _ I am very sorry for your loss. I had the privilege of meeting Greenie through the ELKS. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Chris (Kathie) Burns

John Derrig

January 3, 2018

Rick was a friend and I knew when he was around everyone enjoyed talking with him. He was a very good athlete, and he loved his family. When ever I went up to the Elk's Club or to American Legion it was always great having him there.

January 1, 2018

Sorry for your loss Debbie !
We were good friends at work,and always enjoyed a little gambling !
Bob Getman

Ted Sharack

December 31, 2017

I was greatly saddened to learn of Ricky's passing (that's how he was known when we started playing baseball as kids in Lafayette Park). He was a gifted athlete, and everyone wanted him on their team. We weren't close but still managed to have our share of childhood adventures and mischief (at which he excelled). Somewhere along the line he acquired the nickname "Beets", and that's who he was the last time I saw him many years ago. In the decades since he has clearly created an impressive and devoted family, and to all of you I express my sincerest sympathy for your loss.

Eileen Marino

December 31, 2017

Deb and Family so sorry to hear of Rock's passing. May all your memories bring you comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Carol Johnson (Marsh)

December 31, 2017

I am so sorry to hear of Ricks passing, He was a great guy and always made me laugh. I have a lot of fond memories of him. You are in my prayers and sending good thoughts to all of you

The Siglins

December 31, 2017

Debbie & Family,

So sorry to hear this news. Although I'd not met or known "Greenie", he sounds like a Wonderful Man. Please know that you are in my Prayers and Thoughts. God Bless Richard, May He Rest in Peace.