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Washburn High School

Class of 1956 - In Memory Of

George W. Greene Jr.

Greene, George W., Jr. The Honorable Entered Eternal Life on Sunday, November 26, 2006 at the age of 68. Resident of Fox Point. Devoted husband of late Suzanne Greene (nee Selover). Loving father of Alison (Jim) Forkey, Robert (Jenna) Greene and Andrew (Kimberly) Greene. Dear brother of Michael (Nancy) Greene. Grandfather of Andrew, Robby and Elizabeth Forkey; Bobby, Timmy and Billy Greene, and Henry Greene.

George was born and raised in Minneapolis where he graduated from Washburn High School in 1956. He was a proud graduate of the University of Minnesota where he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. After his undergraduate studies, George earned a law degree in 1965 from the University of Minnesota. He moved to Milwaukee that same year to begin a 28-year career in private practice. He started with the law firm Wickham, Borgelt, Skogstad & Powell and later joined Quale, Feldbruegge, Calvelli, Thom & Croke.

In 1993 he was appointed to the Milwaukee County Circuit Court bench by Governor Tommy G. Thompson. In 1994 he was appointed as a county court commissoner, a position he held until his death. George's professional career was complemented by his deep commitment to his family and community. He was a co-founder of The Gathering, an inner city meal program where he combined a love of cooking with his compassion for the needy. He served as a board member with Rogers Memorial Hospital and was heavily involved in the St. Christopher's Episcopal Parish. More than anything, he loved spending time with his family and seven grandchildren. He will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved him.

The family will greet friends on Thursday, November 30 at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, 7845 N. River Hills, WI 53217 (1 mile north of Good Hope Rd.) from 2:30 PM until the time of the Memorial Service at 4:00 PM. In loving memory of George, please direct memorials to: St Christopher's Episcopal Church; Our Next Generation, 804 E. Juneau Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202; The Gathering, 2612 W. Mineral St., Milwaukee, WI 53204 or the Sojourner Truth House, PO Box 080319, Milwaukee, WI 53208. FEERICK FUNERAL HOME Shorewood (414) 962-8383

Published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on 11/28/2006.

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