William Clayton "Bill" Green, 73, of 51 East Main St., passed away Friday, August 25, 2017 at the Bath VA Medical Center, Bath New York following a brief illness. Born June 8, 1944 in Wellsville, he was the son of Clayton and Leona Brown Green.
He was married to the former Rita Schuster, who predeceased him in 1994.
Bill grew up in Belmont, attending the Belmont Central School, Receiving his GED at a later date. In 1964 he joined the Navy and saw action in the Viet Nam War and received the National Defense Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, the Viet Nam Service Medal with one Bronze Star and the Republic of Viet Nam Campaign Medal with Device. After the Navy, Bill was employed at the Drake Foundry in Friendship, until the plant closed. He the was employed at the Absolut of Houghton for several years when he stopped work due to ill health.
Bill enjoyed fishing, hunting, NASCAR, watching the Seattle Sea Hawks Football Team and watching TV. His greatest love was spending time with his family, especially his Grandchildren.
He was a life time member of the Friendship American Legion, post # 1168, a member of the Amvets Post # 1 of Cuba.
Surviving are a son, Richard Green of Olean; three daughters, Becky (Sam Swift) Dunham of Friendship, Connie Dunham of Angelica and Sherry (Rodney) Hull of Belfast; grandchildren, Dylan, Stacey, Dayna, Glenn Jr., Bradley, Alex, Conner and Erica;
great grandchildren, Samantha, Greg, Raygen, Kylee and Payton; a sister, Jane (Bob) McCarthy of Belmont; and several nieces and nephews.
Bill was predeceased by a brother, Clayton "Jr." Green.
There will be visiting hours on Saturday September 2, 2017 at the Friendship American Legion from noon to 2:00 pm. After visitations a graveside military service by the Friendship American Legion and memorial service, held by the Rev. Kirk Kirch of Friendship will be held at the Maple Grove Cemetery, Friendship. Arrangements are under the direction of the Treusdell Funeral Home, Friendship. Memorials made be made to the Friendship American Legion, Post # 1168 Depot St. Friendship, NY 14739.
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