William Charles Green 1929 - 2016 Bill passed away on December 21st. He was born in Santa Ana, CA, the only child of William E. & Blanche (Fritch) Green. A resident of Brisbane since 1965, he grew up in southern and central California; received his BA and MA in French from USC. He enlisted in the US Air Force in 1953 and served for 4 years before moving to Northern California to attend UC Berkeley, earning an MA in English. He was employed by the Social Security Administration for 22 years before retiring in 1979 to look after his son Brian. He also worked for the San Mateo County Library system and was a long-time member of the San Francisco Siglos Club. While visiting the World's Fair at Treasure Island when he was 8 years old, he knew then that he wanted to live near San Francisco. Bill was musical his entire life, playing the violin as a child and piano and singing as an adult. He lived in a nursing home for the last several years, but greatly enjoyed visits from family, especially his grandchildren, sharing fried chicken on the patio. He is survived by Katherine, his wife of 45 years, son Brian (Katy) and grandchildren: Sarah, Ben & Tom of Pleasant Hill, CA. The family would like to thank the staff at San Bruno Skilled Nursing Hospital for their loving care. Services will be private. Tribute page available at www.ssofunerals.com . Donations in Bill's memory can be made to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, 1051 Bing Street, San Carlos, CA, 94070.
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