Friday, January 10, 2014

Hendry-Glades Obituaries

Frederick Arthur Green, Sr. passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2014, at the age of 76 at St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach.

He was born in Rochester, NY, on May 6, 1937. He was the fourth of five children of Samuel Green and Dorothy (Effrige) Green. He spent his childhood in Southbury, CT, graduated from Seymour High School, attended the University of Connecticut, and moved to Miami after a spring break trip made him fall in love with South Florida. 

He married Ethel B. Gibbon in November 1964, becoming a step-father to her three sons, Keith, Gregory, and Kevin Smith, and having another son, Frederick Jr., in 1970. His job as a marketing manager for the convenience store U-tote-M/Circle K took him from Miami, to Kansas, to Colorado, to Oklahoma, and finally back to South Florida. 

After retiring he moved to Clewiston, where he later joined the Elk Lodge. He became a widower with the passing of Ethel in 2003. 

He came from an old New England family that traced their roots back to the Puritan migration in the 1630's. 

He is survived by a sister, Marilyn Talarico, a sister-in-law, Elinor Green, and a brother-in-law, Joey Steward, and he was predeceased by two other sisters, Mari Steward and Dorothy Manville, a brother-in-law, Richard Manville, and a brother, Samuel Green. In addition to his four sons, Fred had six grandchildren: Jeanne and Andrew from Keith and Helen Smith, Kari and Emily from Kevin and Deborah Smith, and Emma and Connor from Fred Jr. and Vikki Green. 

He is also survived by five great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He truly loved and enjoyed his family and friends, and he lived life to the fullest. 

Services will be held at the Akin-Davis funeral home in Clewiston, FL, at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 11, with a viewing for family and close friends from 12:00 to 1:00. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his memory to the charity of your choice. At a future date he will be buried in Pine Hill Cemetery in Southbury, CT.

Rylan John Billie, age 4, of Clewiston, passed away January 7, 2014 in Hollywood. He was born Jan. 27, 2009 in Miramar, FL, to Nathan Billie and Natasha Billie.

He is survived by his father: Nathan Billie, mother: Natasha Billie, brother: Joshua Billie, sister: Aubriana Billie, grandmother, Almira Billie; grandfather, Ronnie Billie, Sr.; grandfather, Lonnie Billie; grandmother, Constance Williams.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 10:00 am at Big Cypress Cemetery, Big Cypress Reservation with Rev. Paul Buster officiating.

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