Donald Francis Green

Donald Francis Green

New London, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Death 26 Apr 2008 (aged 81)
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Plot Section 5v, Lot 61, Space 4
Memorial ID 26517018 · View Source
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Donald Francis Green, beloved husband of Joyce Dorrycott, passed from this life to be with God on Saturday, April 26, 2008. A veteran of thirty years military service in the Navy Seabees, the U. S. Army and the U.S. Air Force, Don retired as a Senior Master Sergeant. He has spent the last thirty years working for Democratic causes and helping to elect Democrats to public office. Born in New London, CT, on July 6, 1926, Don left high school to join the military on his 17th birthday. He served his country during World War II, and in the Korean and the Vietnam Wars. Serving in the South Pacific, in Europe, on Crete and in the United States, Don was awarded the Air Force Meritorious Service and the Air Force Commendation medals along with numerous other awards. Retired from the Air Force in June 1974, Don returned to school earning two associate degrees - in Municipal Administration and Correctional Science from San Antonio College and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Arts and Sciences from Southwest Texas State University. Active in community affairs, Don was elected president of the V.O.I.C.E. organization in the Valley Hi area. This involvement led to his participation in the establishment of Miller's Pond Park and the Johnston Public Library. Don is survived by his wife of 28 years, Joyce Dorrycott; daughter, Donna Louise Green (J.A. Basile), sons James, John (Kathy) and Paul Green (Patricia), daughters Sylvia Dorrycott and Nancy Kasper (Russell); sons, David (Anna), Timothy (Gail), and James (Tammy) Dorrycott; sister, Dorothy Reider, 16 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Yetta Palitz Green and his only brother, Arthur.
He bravely fought a blood disorder for the last 11 months of his life. Never one to complain he put up with blood transfusions and joked about getting his oil changed. After a donor would go to the blood bank they would receive a thank you card from their new "Blood" brother. Throughout his illness his focus was on the love of his life, Joyce, causes he believed in and all his children and grandchildren. He was an accomplished fisherman and human being. He could brighten your day with a wink, smile, joke or hug. He was a consistent man in that you always knew what he would put up with and what he stood for. He blended the lives of three families into one. He often would say he won the war in WW II. For soon after he joined the Navy the Japanese would surrender. There are only kind, gentle words for him. A member of the "Greatest Generation" a special place awaits him in heaven. He was taken too soon.


Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free
I'm following the path God has chosen for me.
I took His hand when I heard him call;
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way;
I've now found peace at the end of day.

If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joys.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss;
Oh yes, these things, I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
Look for the sunshine of tomorrow.

My life's been full, I savored much;
Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.
Perhaps my time seems all to brief;
Don't lengthen your pain with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and peace to thee,
God wanted me now-He set me free
Author: Shannon Lee Moseley.

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  • Maintained by: Joyce Dorrycott
  • Originally Created by: Tim & Gail
  • Added: 30 Apr 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 26517018
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Donald Francis Green (6 Jul 1926–26 Apr 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26517018, citing Mission Burial Park North, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Joyce Dorrycott (contributor 46941990) .