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Charles Albert Greene, Sr.

Charles Albert Greene, Sr.  of Stone Ridge, N.Y., passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 26th, 2020 at his residence with his loving family by his side, capping off an extraordinary life, and is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Bonnie (Pruden) Greene. He was 85.

Charles was born in Ellenville, N.Y., and was the son of the late George Hadley Greene and Elizabeth (Barley) Greene of Kerhonkson, N.Y. He grew up on his parent’s farm in Kerhonkson and was devoted to farming, agriculture and gardening his entire life. With anticipation, his countdown of “days left until Spring” began in December. Charles also passionately pursued local and family history and served as Treasurer for the Ulster County Genealogy Society, and spent many years updating local cemetery records. Charles also loved flying aircraft and collecting classic cars.

His first job was with Imperial Schrade Corp. in Ellenville, N.Y. Following high school, he proudly enlisted in the U.S. Marines Corp. and served during the Korean War. Following his service in the military, Charles was employed by IBM as an Analyst, where he worked for nearly 30 years.

Charles treasured his family and also leaves behind his children: Darryl S. Greene and his wife Janet Greene, Mark H. Greene and his wife Maria (Marranca) Greene, Charles A. Greene, Jr. and his wife Vanessa (Retcho) Greene; grandchildren: Alanna Greene, Nathan Greene, Geneva Greene, Elizabeth Greene, James Greene, Tyler Greene, and Addison Greene; also survived by his brothers Norman Green and wife Lillian, and youngest brother David; he is predeceased by his sister Nancy and brother George; also surviving are his supportive niece, Kim Green and nephew, Michael Green, as well as several beloved nieces and nephews.

Private Funeral and Burial services will be held in the days to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Rochester Reformed Church or Friends of Historic Rochester both located in Accord, N.Y.

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On behalf of my family and the entire extended Pruden family, I'd like to offer our deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved Charlie. I was honored to have met and to have known Charlie. He was genuine, down to earth, and easy to talk to. I personally wish that I had more time to be with him and the opportunity to know his immediate family better. He was a wonderful man Bonnie. You and your family were lucky to have had him all these years. God speed Charlie. You are in a far better place.

Gary Pruden Jan 31 2020 12:00 AM

My condolences and deepest sympathy is sent to you Lillian and Norman in the loss of your brother/brother in law at this time. May you be comforted with many memories. Love you both
Verna DH Lomax (Hazell)

Verna DH Lomax Jan 30 2020 12:00 AM

The officers and members of The Ulster County Genealogy will remember Charlie with great fondness and mourn with you his loss. His ready smile, interest in helping others and his love of his family which always showed when he spoke, was his gift the the Genealogical Society as well as his many years of acting as Treasurer. Thank you Charlie, you will be missed..

Audrey Klinkenberg, President Ulster County Genealogical Society Jan 29 2020 12:00 AM

First met Charlie at Parris Island in Platoon 100. Knew his brother Norm and Uncle Randy. Met his wife when he was in the Ellenville hospital. So sorry to read of his passing.

Guy Goldsmith Jan 29 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Greene, Sr.

Gene and MaryEllen Cannizzaro (Gene's Tire) Jan 28 2020 12:00 AM

Bonnie our deepest sympathy to you and your family

Diane Weiss Jan 28 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Greene, Sr.

Steven & Teresa Coddington. Napanoch Jan 28 2020 12:00 AM

It was always a pleasure to see you and David when I was working at the diner, the laughs over how much David could eat. Always a gentleman. You will be missed , RIP Charles

Barbara Shultis Jan 28 2020 12:00 AM

Bonnie, our deepest sympathy to you and the family.

Cindy & Kevin Montanye Jan 28 2020 12:00 AM

Bonnie & Family, Norman & Family, David
My sincere condolences to all. RIP Charlie

Diane VanGorder Jan 28 2020 12:00 AM

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