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Gordon Greene

Memorial services will be announced at a later date for Gordon C. Greene. Mr. Greene passed away June 14 in Grass Valley. He was 89.

Mr. Greene was born June 3, 1918, to F. Caldwell Greene and Elsie (Brodock) Greene, in Utica, N.Y.

He attended New Hartford High School and Cornell University. In January 1942, he enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving as an engineer on a B24 in Italy in the Fifteenth Air Force. Mr. Greene was wounded during a mission over the Ploesti oil refineries. He received his discharge from the service in September 1945.

On Sept. 29, 1945, Mr. Greene married Arvona Gangloff in Utica. He went on to work for Philip Thomas Lumber Co., in Utica. In 1960, he moved to Phoenix, Ariz., where he was employed by U.S. Plywood Corp. as a salesman in Arizona, New Mexico and parts of Colorado. He retired from Champion International Corp. in 1978, for which he was territorial sales manager.

Mr. Greene is survived by his wife, Arvona (Gangloff) Greene; son, Peter C. Greene of Carmichael; daughter, Pat Morris of Walnut Creek; and grandchildren Dawn and Trevor Greene and Molly and Mickey Morris.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Salvation Army of Grass Valley or the National Parkinson’s Foundation, Inc., 15840 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 215, Encino, CA 91436.

Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary.

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