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Passing of shipmate AFCM George Green

The VO-67 brotherhood is saddened by the passing of our brother AFCM George Green on October 27,2009.

" Wings Of Gold to Angel Wings "
"GOD Speed George"

George K. Green, Jr. Passed away on October 27, 2009, in Cupertino, California, after a brief illness. He was 85. George joined the United States Navy on his seventeenth birthday and spent the next 28 years serving his country as an aviation machinist mate at duty stations in Florida, California, Hawaii, Okinawa and numerous other islands in the Pacific. George moved his family to Cupertino in 1964 when he was stationed at Moffett Field. After a tour of duty in Thailand during the Vietnam War, Master Chief Green retired from the Navy in 1969. George continued working after the Navy full- and part-time until 2002. Once truly retired, George played golf three days a week and was an avid reader of mystery and spy-tech novels. He enjoyed listening to traditional and smooth jazz and watching "Survivor". He loved to cook and make jam from fruit he grew or picked at local berry farms. He loved a good joke and swapped them regularly with friends and family via email. Long before DIY was en vogue, George assisted family, friends and neighbors with large and small woodworking, plumbing, gardening, electrical and auto repair projects. George was a private man who cared deeply for his family. Inside his rough exterior, there was a loving man who approached life with equal parts humor, honesty and heart. He will be sorely missed. George is survived by his two sisters, Dorothy Intersimone of Aptos, CA, and Susan Steele of Jacksonville, FL; his son, George K. Green III and wife Alma (Diehl) of Sunnyvale; his daughter Kathryn and husband Fred Hill of Felton; his grandson Nathan ("Chuck") and granddaughter Allison ("Al") Hill. Please remember George as you treat yourself to a portabella mushroom sandwich, a round of golf or a walk in your favorite state or national park. Contributions to your favorite charity are welcome.