OBITUARY

Frank Green Jr.

September 19, 1948June 23, 2018

Frank Green Jr. 69, resident of Clermont, passed away on June 23, 2018. He was on vacation in San Diego and was surrounded by family and loved ones. The lovable father, “Papa” and friend is survived by his best friend and wife Margaret “Margie” Green; his son Frank Green III (wife Amy); his daughter Katy Green Koenig; his son Joseph Green (wife Megan) and his three grandchildren Oliver, Hudson and Fitz. He was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Mary Ann Green.

Frank proudly served in the United States Navy from 1968–1972. He was stationed on the U.S.S. Hancock during his two tours in the Vietnam War. He was accredited as a Distinguished Student at U.S. Army Door Gunner School. He achieved the rank of Petty Officer Second Class (E-5). He also served as a Counter Insurgency Work Center Supervisor.

He devoted his life to his family and community. He was a passionate coach for youth football and Little League baseball in the Chicago suburbs for 16 years. He served on the board of directors and acted as President, Vice President, Treasurer, Park District liaison and Tournament Director over a combined 14 seasons. He was lovingly referred to as “Coach” by many people throughout the area, including friends, family and acquaintances.

After working in the communication industry for 42 years and raising his family in Downers Grove, Illinois, Frank along with his beloved wife Margie fulfilled their dream of moving to Florida where he enjoyed his days working and playing at the four major Walt Disney World theme parks and Disney Springs. He was a proud cast member of the opening team for the Pandora expansion at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Frank was a true family man who brought joy to everyone. He always made it a point to get to know everyone he met. He prided himself on making everyone in his life feel comfortable and at ease. He left a lasting impression as a fun loving, intelligent and charitable individual. He lived his life just how he wanted to.

Visitation will be on Monday, July 2nd from 6:00-8:00 pm at Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home-Winter Garden Chapel; 428 E Plant Street, Winter Garden, FL 34787. The funeral service will begin at 11:00 am on Tuesday, July 3rd at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church; 720 12th St, Clermont, FL 34711. Burial with military honors will follow at the Florida National Cemetery; 6502 SW 102nd Ave, Bushnell, FL 33513.

  • FAMILY

  • The lovable father, “Papa” and friend is survived by his best friend and wife Margaret “Margie” Green; his son Frank Green III (wife Amy); his daughter Katy Green Koenig; his son Joseph Green (wife Megan) and his three grandchildren Oliver, Hudson and Fitz. He was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Mary Ann Green.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, July 2, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, July 3, 2018
  • Committal Service Tuesday, July 3, 2018
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Terry Kent

July 3, 2018

I first met Frank 30 years ago this month when both of our sons were selected to play 9 yr – old Little League All Stars. The two of us coached baseball together for the next 4 years and then I dragged him into coaching youth football. He was a natural coach and we had a great time together, especially the year we coached the Jets. Frank was a very positive person to work with and always had good things to say about everyone. I regret that once our boys entered high school, our paths separated. I will miss him dearly. Our thoughts go out to the entire family.

Dolores Sennebogen

July 3, 2018

I loved so many things about Frank. But what I loved the most was that he was just who our Margie needed. So glad you had each other. He will walk with you still. <3
XOX

Sally & Ward Simpson

July 2, 2018

We met Frank at Frank and Amy’s wedding. He was so instantly welcoming and genuinely funny. So very proud of his boy💖
It was easy to see where the “third “got his charm😘
A special man who left a wonderful legacy
Sending our love and prayers
Ward and Sally

DeAndre Robinson

July 1, 2018

Sending condolences to the Green Family. Thanks Frank for being a great mentor to many.

Liz Sodaro

June 29, 2018

My fond memory of Frank is when he was visiting my husband, Len and I in Kansas City after I went through two surgeries, chemo and radiation for breast cancer. He told me how proud he was and that he loved me and told me to hang in there. It brought tears to my eyes then, as it does today. I will miss you Frank.

Judy and Sonny Stanczyk

June 29, 2018

We have known Frank for almost 40 years. We were neighbors when our children were babies. We had many cul de sac parties including one 4th of July when somehow a garden hose ended up watering Frank’s living room.
We lost touch for awhile as our lives were busy and Frank moved to a different neighborhood. Happily, we reconnected two years ago sharing our love for Florida. Since then we have shared moments at Disney, the Ringling Museum ( there is a very funny video of Frank in a clown car), Tampa Bay Downs, Joe and Megan’ wedding, and lots of laughs.
Sonny and I will miss him, so sorry we didn’t reach out sooner, sorry our reunion was cut short. Love to his beautiful family.

Barbara Timken

June 28, 2018

Dear Beloved Family. My husband (Daniel Timken) and I (Barb Timken) both worked with Frank for many years. We missed him when he retired, but were so happy that he got to work for the Mouse. Frank's friendliness was wonderfully obvious; however we also got to witness his great mind and love of the white board. May God Bless You and Keep You. Barb & Daniel

Pam Sodaro Prazak

June 28, 2018

I have so memories - I do not know where to start. From childhood to young adults into marriage, children and twilight years.
If you knew Frank well - you knew him as a flirt, a jokester, an adoring husband and a loving (sometimes - “frustrated” ) father.

Never afraid to face adversity head on - often slipping into his Italian slang words to describe those who had negatively crossed him.

My most cherished memory - Frank gave me a unique gold shrimp pendant with ruby eyes he had brought back from his tour of duty.

Happy times were spent at family gatherings playing penny poker and in our later years deep conversations which often turned to relatives who for whatever reason had irritated either him or I or both of us. We had a lot of those conversations over the years.

His “Hugs” were the best!

He loved life and people.



Hugs and love - until we meet again Frank.

Brittany Villa (Matusek)

June 28, 2018

It is truly heart breaking hearing of Frank's passing. He was such a loved person, and always will be. Any time I saw him at any type of family gathering he was telling stories or jokes to make everyone laugh and smile. I will miss him so much. My heart goes out to you Margie, Frank, Katy, Joey, and the boys.

Mike Sodaro

June 28, 2018

There are too many memories of cousin Frank. The earliest is staying overnight at Uncle Frank and Aunt Mary Ann's house and Frank showing me all of his Dad's WWII memorabilia; taking me around his neighborhood; showing me the ropes. He always had a smile, always a wisecrack. Parties at Frank & Margies - drinks, basketball, talking golf. Will miss him dearly. A wonderful friend, father, grandfather and husband.
Too soon, Frankie, too soon.
Love, Mike