In memory of
Gerald B. Green Sr.
Assemblyman Gerald B. Green Sr. Longest-serving member in the New Jersey General Assembly Assemblyman Gerald B. Green Sr., 79, of Plainfield, N.J., formerly of Roselle, N.J., departed this life peacefully on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Assemblyman Green served in the General Assembly as Speaker Pro Tempore, serving in the 22nd Legislative District. He served as a member of the Assembly Health and Human Services Committee since 2004 and also served on the Transportation, Local Government and Health committees and was the chairman of the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee. Before he passed, he was the longest-serving Assembly member in New Jersey. Assemblyman Green was the prime sponsor of legislation that prevents crime. He worked hard on behalf of seniors to bring funding to support issues of concern. As chairman of the Housing and Community Development Committee, he supported affordable housing bills and worked closely with organizations that support affordability for all residents. Prior to earning his seat in the Assembly, Mr. Green served on the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders from 1989 to 1991 and from 1982 to 1984, serving as the board's chair in 1990. He also served as the chairman of the Union County Democratic Committee for four years. Surviving are his devoted wife, Wanda Green; five children, Sheldon Green (Wanda), Tracey Green, Gerald "Jerry" B. Green Jr. (Coreen), Tamika Green-Madison (Ryan) and Jeron Green; four brothers, William Green, Charles Green (Vera), Kenneth Green (Adrienne) and Timothy Green (Pamela); four sisters, Annette Duhon (Nathan), Dolores Myles, Esther Hawkins Johnson (Ralph) and Darralynn Gail Brewin (Daryl); loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and a host of other dear relatives and friends. Services are private. A memorial celebration will be planned for a later date. Please visit ggwoodyfuneralhome.com to read the complete obituary and offer condolences.
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