Frederick J. Green / Oct. 5, 1908-Jan. 31, 2010Published 9:29am Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Frederick’s 101-year life began on Oct. 5, 1908, in Bristol, England, the son of Frederick J. and Ada (Pritchard) Green.
As a young man, he sold lamp oil door to door in Bristol and for a short time worked in a printing shop, as his father did.
He emigrated to the United States during the Great Depression and obtained employment at the JC Penney Co.
He retired from JC Penney’s after 35 years of service.
Frederick was united in marriage to the former Gertrude Webber on Aug. 5, 1936, in Richmond Hills, N.Y. They enjoyed 63 years of marriage.
Frederick served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.
He was a member of Calvary Bible Church, a former member of the Sister Lakes Community Church and American Legion Post 365.
Frederick had a strong faith in the Lord and memorized countless passages of scripture.
He enjoyed playing the organ.
His loving family includes: his son, Stanley (Bonnie) Green of Dowagiac; grandsons, Todd Green, Shawn (Amber) Green and Scott (Charity) Green, all of Dowagiac, and five great-grandchildren.
Frederick passed away at his Dowagiac home on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010.
He is preceded in death by his wife Gertrude in 1999, two sisters and one brother.
His family will gather with friends on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Yazel and Clark Chapel.
His funeral service will be on Thursday at 10 a.m. at Calvary Bible Church led by Pastor Robert Vickroy.
He will be laid to rest with military honors at Fort Custer National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in his name may be directed to Calvary Bible Church or to Cass County Council on Aging.
Please sign his guestbook and leave a memory of Frederick at www.yazel-clark.com.