In memory of
John Greene
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In memory of
John Greene
John Kaul Greene, 89, passed peacefully in his sleep on September 4, 2019. He is survived by his beloved wife Jean, his son Paul, daughter and son-in-law Valerie and Mark Flynn, and son and daughter-in-law John and Katey Greene. He is also survived by his three granddaughters Casey, Heather, and Alex Flynn and two grandsons John Greene Jr. and Kyle Greene. John was born October 10, 1929 in Birmingham, Alabama.. At the age of 13, in 1944, he enrolled at St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire. John then attended Yale University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Administration. After Yale John joined the US Marines and was eventually recruited by the U.S. Clandestine Irregular Warfare Operation. He was stationed in Alaska for two years in this role. John and Jean were married on March 2, 1957 and began their lives together in San Francisco with John working at IBM. In 1958, IBM appointed John to manage their European division in Paris where John and Jean lived for four years. William McCormick Blair then recruited John to lead his company's European business, thus beginning John's 42 year career with William Blair & Company. John served on numerous boards throughout his career. The organizations he served the longest include: The Chicago Botanic Garden (54 years), Vulcan Materials Company (26 years), Hazelden Addiction Treatment Center (20 years), Kaul Land Company (Pennsylvania, 20 years), The Hugh Kaul Foundation (Birmingham, Alabama, 20 years), and the Illinois Children's Home & Aid Society (15 years). To honor his enduring and enthusiastic support as one of the longest-serving members of the Chicago Horticultural Society Board of Directors, John was awarded the 2018 Chicago Horticultural Society Medal. John's personal lifelong interests included skiing, hunting and fishing. He devoted considerable time and resources to the St. Paul's School Scholarship Fund for Alabama Students, a perpetual commitment to allow selected students the opportunity to experience the life changing education he received at the school. John will be remembered for his wide ranging intellect, his gentle sense of humor and his unique wisdom that changed many lives for the better. A church service will be held on Saturday, October 12th, 2pm at the First Presbyterian Church in Lake Forest, IL. A celebration of John's life will follow at Shoreacres Country Club in Lake Bluff at 4:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, the Greene family requests donations be made in John's honor to either Lake Forest Open Lands or the Illinois Children's Home & Aid Society. Info: Wenban Funeral Home (847) 234-0022 or www.wenbanfh.com
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In memory of
John Greene
John Kaul Greene, 89, passed peacefully in his sleep on September 4, 2019. He is survived by his beloved wife Jean, his son Paul, daughter and son-in-law Valerie and Mark Flynn, and son and daughter-in-law John and Katey Greene. He is also survived by his three granddaughters Casey, Heather, and Alex Flynn and two grandsons John Greene Jr. and Kyle Greene. John was born October 10, 1929 in Birmingham, Alabama.. At the age of 13, in 1944, he enrolled at St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire. John then attended Yale University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Administration. After Yale John joined the US Marines and was eventually recruited by the U.S. Clandestine Irregular Warfare Operation. He was stationed in Alaska for two years in this role. John and Jean were married on March 2, 1957 and began their lives together in San Francisco with John working at IBM. In 1958, IBM appointed John to manage their European division in Paris where John and Jean lived for four years. William McCormick Blair then recruited John to lead his company's European business, thus beginning John's 42 year career with William Blair & Company. John served on numerous boards throughout his career. The organizations he served the longest include: The Chicago Botanic Garden (54 years), Vulcan Materials Company (26 years), Hazelden Addiction Treatment Center (20 years), Kaul Land Company (Pennsylvania, 20 years), The Hugh Kaul Foundation (Birmingham, Alabama, 20 years), and the Illinois Children's Home & Aid Society (15 years). To honor his enduring and enthusiastic support as one of the longest-serving members of the Chicago Horticultural Society Board of Directors, John was awarded the 2018 Chicago Horticultural Society Medal. John's personal lifelong interests included skiing, hunting and fishing. He devoted considerable time and resources to the St. Paul's School Scholarship Fund for Alabama Students, a perpetual commitment to allow selected students the opportunity to experience the life changing education he received at the school. John will be remembered for his wide ranging intellect, his gentle sense of humor and his unique wisdom that changed many lives for the better. A church service will be held on Saturday, October 12th, 2pm at the First Presbyterian Church in Lake Forest, IL. A celebration of John's life will follow at Shoreacres Country Club in Lake Bluff at 4:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, the Greene family requests donations be made in John's honor to either Lake Forest Open Lands or the Illinois Children's Home & Aid Society. Info: Wenban Funeral Home (847) 234-0022 or www.wenbanfh.com
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A lovely way to say, "farewell," this bright, beautiful arrangement expresses your sympathy with color, texture and floral artistry, while comforting grieving friends and family. This handcrafted bouquet is handcrafted by a local FTD florist and makes a vibrant statement with hot pink roses, pink and fuchsia carnations, purple stock, green spider chrysanthemums, mini-hydrangea and hypericum berries all accented with sword fern and salal in a low rectangle container of silvery metallic plastic. Standard bouquet is approximately 20"H x 19"W.

Sku: ftd-S31-5009S

A lovely way to say, "farewell," this bright, beautiful arrangement expresses your sympathy with color, texture and floral artistry, while comforting grieving friends and family. This handcrafted bouquet is handcrafted by a local FTD florist and makes a vibrant statement with hot pink roses, pink and fuchsia carnations, purple stock, green spider chrysanthemums, mini-hydrangea and hypericum berries all accented with sword fern and salal in a low rectangle container of silvery metallic plastic. Deluxe bouquet is approximately 21"H x 20"W.

Sku: ftd-S31-5009D

A lovely way to say, "farewell," this bright, beautiful arrangement expresses your sympathy with color, texture and floral artistry, while comforting grieving friends and family. This handcrafted bouquet is handcrafted by a local FTD florist and makes a vibrant statement with hot pink roses, pink and fuchsia carnations, purple stock, green spider chrysanthemums, mini-hydrangea and hypericum berries all accented with sword fern and salal in a low rectangle container of silvery metallic plastic. Premium bouquet is approximately 22"H x 21"W.

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