Robert E. Green, formerly of Hollidaysburg, passed away peacefully at Asbury Place on May 2, 2020. He was born May 6, 1932 in Homestead, PA and is the son of Robert and Anne (Valisko) Green. He was preceded in death by his wife Suzanne Keelan Green, his sister Louise Green Granger, his brother Dr. Thomas F. Green and his daughter Amy Green Trimble. He is survived by his children Kenneth Green and Carolyn Green Wharton and her husband Joseph, his grandson Jake Wharton and his wife Angela and his great granddaughter Dylan Wharton.
Bob was a graduate of Munhall High School and Indiana State Teachers College (IUP) (’54) with a degree in Secondary Education and pursued graduate work at Duquesne University. At IUP he was a four year starter at linebacker, captaining the team in his senior year and was named All State Pa Small Schools. He was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and President of the Varsity Club.
Bob met the love of his life Susie Keelan of Johnstown, PA in college and they married January 3, 1955. Soon afterward, he was drafted in to the Army and he served honorably while stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Initially Bob and Susie taught in the Pittsburgh area and eventually Bob became a salesman for two publishing companies selling textbooks to schools. The family eventually moved to central Pennsylvania where Bob became a history teacher and football coach at Hollidaysburg Area School District. Summers, he taught Red Cross Lifesaving and was a Park Ranger at Canoe Creek State Park. He was a long time member and Deacon of the First Presbyterian Church in Hollidaysburg.
Bob and Susie traveled throughout the country extensively and visited 48 of the 50 states, stopping at many national parks along the way. In 2004 they served as Grand Marshals of the IUP homecoming day and parade. In 2015, Bob was inducted in to the IUP Sports Hall of Fame for football. In his later years, he enjoyed golfing and was a member of the Sylvan Hills Country Club.
A true gentleman, Bob Green will be remembered mostly for his teaching, coaching and dedication to his family. He also had a love of the Arts, most especially music.
A private family service is planned through Sorge Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. in Hollidaysburg. Mr. Green will be interred with his wife at Alto Reste Park in Altoona. Please log on to www.sorgefuneralhome.com for online condolences, additional information and pictures. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to area food banks in their Dad’s honor.
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