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Richard David "Rip" Green
Birth: Feb. 27, 1945
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 15, 2014
Boca Raton
Palm Beach County
Florida, USA

Rip, as he was known to his family and friends, was the second child of Ethel (Kaplan) and Irving Green. He was born on February 27, 1945, in Manhattan, New York, and raised in the Bronx. He moved to Florida as an adult, where he met and married his wife, Sandra (Polhemus) (Utsumi) Polhemus, on January 21, 1989. Prior to retirement, Rip was a contract negotiator. He was a history buff, read extensively and traveled widely with his wife, both in the United States and abroad. Rip was proud of his service in the United States Air Force in the late 1960s.

Rip was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of lymphoma in April 2009 and underwent a stem cell transplant. He was in remission for awhile, but the lymphoma returned. After one round of chemotherapy, he was unable to withstand the chemotherapy necessary for a second transplant. He slipped away peacefully from lymphoma and pneumonia at Boca Regional Hospital at 11:05 p.m. on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. His wife, brother, and brother's wife were with him when he passed.

His parents preceded him in death, Irving in 1994 and Ethel in 1999. Rip is survived by his wife, Sandra of Boca Raton; brother and sister-in-law, Daniel and Joyce Green of Nanuet, New York; a niece and a nephew of New York; and many friends. His beloved cat, George, met him at the Rainbow Bridge where he'd patiently waited for many years. Rip's memorial service was held Thursday, January 23, at the First United Methodist Church, 9087 Glades Road, Boca Raton. His cremains will be interred this spring at Prairie Home Cemetery, Holdrege, Nebraska.
 
 
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  Irving Green (1912 - 1994)
  Ethel Kaplan Green (1917 - 1999)
 
Burial:
Prairie Home Cemetery
Holdrege
Phelps County
Nebraska, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 19, 2014
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