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In Memory

Ron Greene

Ron Greene


April 21, 2017 of Wynnewood, PA. Devoted husband of Rochelle (nee Fisch). Proud father of Dr. Kimberly (Gary) Liebowitz, Dr. Joshua (Lana) Greene, Melanie Greene, Stuart (Lennette) Sostmann and Suzy Sostmann (Kirk) Bergendahl. Loving grandfather to the joys of his life; Noah, Marc, Julian, Hannah, Max, Lila and Charlie. Brother of Mark (Nancy) Greene, Beverly (Mark) Schwartz and the late Dr. Jeffrey Greene. Brother in Law of Gay (John) Binswanger. Also survived by many other loving family, friends and patients. He was a proud American, having served as a captain in the United States Air Force. Relatives and friends are invited to services Monday, April 24, 10:30 A.M. at Main Line Reform Temple (410 Montgomery Ave, Wynnewood) Int. Har Jehuda Cemetery. The family will return to the residence of Dr. Joshua and Lana Greene. Contributions in his memory may be made to Main Line Reform Temple.


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04/23/17 07:14 AM #1    

Gerry Curtin

Very sorry to learn of Ron's passing. From reunions and other news sources (Bill Marimow), was aware that his health had been sliding, but very sorry to see that he has left us. Ron was one of my first friends after I moved to Havertown and started attending Haverford schools. We were both in Roster 3 in 7th grade (my family moved to Havertown one week before school started that year), We did a lot of fun things together that year in particular. It wsn't until many years later (again--Marimow) that I learned of his very difficult family life growing up. With that knowledge, I was even more impressed by the person Ron was and became, and his obvious love and pride in his and his wife's family.     Gerry Curtin


04/23/17 02:44 PM #2    

Bill Marimow

Ron was a great friend and an equally excellent doctor. In 9th grade -- long before quaffing beer and girls began to dominate our weekends -- Ron, Kingman Davis, Rob Klugman, Jeff Carter and I -- would often gather on Friday nights in the den of Ron's home on Earlington Rd. to play Risk. I can also vividly recall Ron and Kingman competing against each other one summer in the 440-yard dash at the junior high school track. Having spent several hours with Ron in the days before our 50th reunion, I knew that he had been grappling -- with courage and determination -- with a host of serious medical issues. I also learned during our lunch that day what a proud and loving father and husband he was. Whenever one of our classmates dies, especially someone like Ron whom I considered a friend, I always think of the John Donne work, "No Man is An Island." It's worth reading if you have the time.

04/24/17 09:43 PM #3    

John P Klingman

I am also sorry to learn of Ron's passing. We had a good conversation at the fiftieth, and he discussed his medical challenges in a thoughtful and quiet way. I sensed that Ron was a brave person. Like Gerry, I was in the fabulous roster three along with Ron and Rich Frazier among other luminairies. We had a fine year together. I remember Ron as an enjoyable classmate with an unflaggingly positive demeanor. It was great to reestablish contact with him, have facebook exchanges and then talk together. Fortunately, as we age the thing that changes least is our voice. So after a few minutes we can regain the sense of a person, who like Ron, I had a great deal of fondness for, as we were growing up at HHS. I cherish the recent memories of our interactions along with the ancient ones.


04/25/17 08:21 AM #4    

Kingman Davis

We would walk to school together most mornings and have some really interesting conversations.  Ron was nver lacking for an opinion nor was he afraid to express it.  After all these years one week still stands out.  When the OAS was running amuck in French Algeria Ron would be at my front door anxious to relate the latest events as we walked past Marimow's house on the way to the Junior high.  Ron's father took us to my first Phillies baseball game at Connie Mack.  We bought a bag of peanuts and when I split the shell, preparing to throw it away, Ron's dad said that was such a waste and he ate the thing.  To this day that's the only way I eat peanuts (shell and all) will always be reminded of that afternoon baseball game.   At our 50th we talked (too briefly) about his dad.  He was a WWII vet, ETO, who liberated a concentration camp and had many pictures.  I got the impression that growing up was difficult for the Greene children but the experience did not stop them from achieving great things.  Friday night Risk, in the family den, still brings warm memories for me.  He will be missed as we all move on but never forgotten.

04/26/17 07:35 PM #5    

Linda Anne Kleckner (Durieux)

I am saddened to hear that Ron is no longer with us. He was a dear friend, especially in the past several years, giving me wise advise regarding raising my two young adults by myself. We had some good connections over this HHS website and enjoyed hearing what each other had accomplished in the past. We shared a lot about our Air Force experiences. Ron was a wise and tender soul.....very knowledgeable, too. Keeping his family in my prayers, for I know he'll be greatly missed.

04/29/17 05:48 PM #6    

Jeff Carter

The news of the passing of our HHS classmate Ron Greene hit me, as I presume many,like a meteor. I write to extend my deepest sympathy to his family and countless friends. At HHS we laughed a lot!  We had fun and as I recall competed in the great Cold War board game RISK. These were strategic marathons that were fun but helped teach us negotiation, alliance, planning and overall "strategery".  And then he goes from the halls of HHS and achieves the rank of Captain in The US Air Force and becomes a doctor - and has a remarkable and wonderful family. We kept up through Facebook and always had friendly and cordial exchanges. We were both able to get to the recent reunion, thankfully. I am deeply saddened by his loss. But, hopefully, some day, on the other side, we will meet up and play RISK with others we knew and maybe some former world leaders and see how we do. God Bless You Ron. And thank you for your always true and sincere friendship.

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