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Donald Julien Greene

July 8, 1945 ~ September 24, 2020 (age 75)

Obituary

Donald Julien Greene of West Chester, PA at the age of 75 passed on to be with the Lord on Sept.24, 2020 after a long illness with Parkinson's.

Donald precedes his wife of 42 years Susan Hampton Greene. Susan is the daughter of the late Wesley Jack and Mary Jacqueline Hampton of Warwick, NY.

Don precedes his four children, Stacy S. Harper (Jason) of WC, PA, Ian C. Greene (Nicole) of MA, Steaphan G. Greene of CA, Scott A. Gostyla (Jessica) of  FL; 5 grandchildren, Joseph Debelak (Amber), Alexa Harper, Maclain and Ailsa Greene, Blake Gostyla; two great grandchildren, Cid and Beatrix Debelak; three nieces, Barbara Sherman, Annie Pusateri, Melissa Gerczak and four nephews, Robert Gerczak of NY, Wesley Gerczak of FL, Andrew Hallam of NC, Alan Stillman of NY, 

Donald was born in Poughkeepsie NY on July 8, 1945 to the late Harry Julien and Marion Campbell Greene and was brother to the late Barbra Seamans of Ct.

Don was a great lover of the 60, and 70's music and attended the famous Woodstock Music Festival in mid-August of 1969. Don loved the music and never forgot the lyrics and tunes he heard there. Later that month he was inducted into the Armed Forces and fought in the Vietnam War until 1971. After leaving the Army he attended Cornell University and received his MBA and a Bachelor's degree in Horticulture.

Donald, with his wife Susan, moved to West Chester in1989. Don worked as National Sales Manager for the Henry F. Michell Company in King of Prussia, PA until his retirement in 2009.

Don loved the Lord Jesus Christ and served as Deacon then Elder for the Reformed Presbyterian Church of West Chester (RPC) for many years.

Don loved walking the beaches of Captiva Island, Reading, Singing, Gardening, and eating Ice Cream. His dream was to have a Greenhouse in the back yard and his passion was woodworking for which he planned on pursuing after his retirement, but never really got a chance due to his Parkinson's.

Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation, Wednesday September 30, 2020 from 12-12:45pm followed by his Funeral Service at 1pm at the DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home, Inc. 410 N. Church St. West Chester, PA 19380, 610-696-1181, www.DellaFH.com and lived streamed at 12:45 via link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBN2jkZqz1QzoVMffTllwsA?view_as=subscriber 

Interment with military honors will be at the Philadelphia Memorial Park, Frazer, PA.

Donations may be made in his memory to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research  Attn; Donation Processing P.O. Box 5014 Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014 or by visiting https://www.michaeljfox.org/donate

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
September 30, 2020

12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
DellaVecchia, Reilly Smith & Boyd Funeral Home, Inc
410 N. Church St.
West Chester, PA 19380

Video is available for this event


Funeral Service
Wednesday
September 30, 2020

1:00 PM
DellaVecchia, Reilly Smith & Boyd Funeral Home, Inc
410 N. Church St.
West Chester, PA 19380

Donations

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
PO Box 5014, Hagerstown MD 21741-5014
Web: https://www.michaeljfox.org/donate

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