Clifford Allen Greene

Birth Date: 
Saturday, August 4, 1945
Date of Passing: 
Monday, February 13, 2017

WOOSTER – Clifford Allen Greene, 71, of Wooster passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017 at LifeCare Hospice in Wooster.

He was born August 4, 1945 in Norwalk, the son of Gordon W. and Ilarae Ross Greene.  He married Anita Marie Zimmerly on May 21, 1966.  She survives.

He was a 1963 graduate of Wellington High School, attended Ashland College and was a 1969 graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.  He began working for the McIntire Funeral Home in 1964 and in 1984, along with Thomas E. Davis, became co-owners of the Funeral Home.  Then in the year 2000 when Tom Davis retired, he became sole owner until his retirement in December of 2011.

Cliff was an active member of the Wooster United Methodist Church where he had served on the Church Board and as a trustee-, the Wooster Noon Lions, he had served on the Board of Hospice of Wayne Co., was a member of the New Pittsburg Sportsman Club, a former supporter of Wooster Lacrosse, a member of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association, had served as President of the local Funeral Directors Association for many years and was a member of the Order of the Golden Rule of Funeral Directors and the North East Ohio OGR Group.

In addition to his wife, Anita, he is survived by his sons, Joshua J. (Julie) Greene and Nathan W. (Carmen) Greene both of Wooster; his parents of Wellington; grandchildren, Alexis, Carolyn, Audrey and Noah Greene and a sister, Patricia (Al) Seaburn of Clyde.

Friends will be received at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster on Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 5-8:00 p.m.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Charles Tobias officiating.  Private family burial will be held.

In keeping with Cliff’s practice of passing it forward, memorial contributions may be made to the Wooster United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund, 243 N. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691 or to the Wooster Noon Lions Scholarship Fund, c/o Wayne Co. Community Foundation, 517 N. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691 or any educational fund of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com. 

Memorial Contributions: 

Wooster United Methodist Scholarship Fund, 243 N. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691 or to the Wooster Noon Lions Scholarship Fund, c/o Wayne Co. Community Foundation, 517 N. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691 or any educational fund of the donor's choice

Visitation: 

Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 5-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home

Service: 

Friday, February 17, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at the funeral home

Condolences

I am so sorry for your loss. My heart aces for your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this hard time.

We knew Cliff through OGR, and always enjoyed his thoughtful comments and his wit.
May his memory be eternal.

My parents (Norman & Ethel Harp) have lived next to Gordon & Ilarae since 1971. Please accept our sincerest sympathies on the death of Cliff. You will all be in our thoughts & prayers.

I have worked with Cliff for many years through The Daily Record. I handle the obituaries that run in the D.R. My deepest sympathy for your loss.

My sincere sympathy to the family of Cliff. May your memories of him give you comfort.

The entire Tkacz family extends our deepest condolences. We are praying for God's comfort for you at this time.

Our sympathy to Anita and family. Worked with Cliff on many occasions and enjoyed his friendship and guidence. He will be missed but well remembered.

Always spoke, kind and very helpful in services we needed.

I am so sorry for you loss. I have such fond memories of your father and he was always so comforting to me and always made me laugh. I loved him and you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

sorry to hear the loss of cliff he was a fine gentleman who cared for every one

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Numerous fond memories of Cliff over many years.

We are so sorry for your loss. He left his footprint with many and will forever be in our memories.

Anita, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

Gordon, Ilarae & family, our love & prayers to you as we know you are deeply grieving.
Lov you!

Anita, Josh & Nate:

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband and father. Cliff was a great guy and I know he will be deeply missed. I have fond memories of hanging out at the house on Derr Ave. with Josh after school and chatting with "Mr. Green". He was always a huge supporter and an encouraging voice on the sidelines during high school lacrosse games at Mauer Field. More recently, my wife and I were always happy to run into Anita and Cliff having dinner on Saturday evenings at the Wooster Inn.

I pray that the peace of Christ comforts you in these difficult days ahead. May you be surrounded by family and friends to love and encourage you.

Psalm 73:23-26

I'm So sorry for your loss. Prayers and condolences for you all. It's been a pleasure seeing and serving you both on Mondays over the years.

I am so sorry for your loss! Much love to Gordon, Ilarae and Patty. I have many fond memories of Cliff and many shared Brighton childhood escapades. My love to you all. God Bless!

I am so sorry for your loss! Much love to Gordon, Ilarae and Patty. I have many fond memories of Cliff and many shared Brighton childhood escapades. My love to you all. God Bless!

There are moments in our lives that never should have happened. Moments that should have happened and didn’t. Moments from which we needed rescuing. Cliff was there for my husband and me when my daughter Laura died. He took care of transporting her lifeless body to Akron Children's and back. He held my hand as I picked out that tiny casket April 27, 1991. He picked out a lovely grave marker , arranged for it to be placed at the end of my grandmother's grave and sent me a picture of it, since I was not living in Wooster at the time. All these moments in April 1991 have been and still are deeply imbedded in my being. I am indebted to him for his kindness and compassion. My sincere sympathy to his family.

Cliff went out of his way for my family when my father died and for that I am eternally grateful. I knew Cliff and Anita for many years . Cliff was a rock for so many people and will be missed greatly

Mrs. Greene & Family- I would like to express my deepest sympathy! I have truly loved getting to know both of you each Monday I have had the pleasure of serving you at Red Lobster. I will keep Your family in my thoughts & prayers during the following days and weeks. Matthew 5:4 says "Blessed are those who mourne, for they will be comforted."

So sorry. Prayers for you and your family

Hi Anita,
I am so sorry to read about the death of your husband - You are in my prayers. - Margie Musser Bakar

I am so sorry for your loss. Cliff was such a comfort to so many during their time of loss.

On Behalf of the Wooster Lacrosse Comunity, I would like to express our most sincere thanks for the enduring positive impact Cliff had on the countless youth of this community whose lives he enriched. Through these youth Cliff's values and character will live on.

We extend our prayers and Love to the Greene family which we have know for 30 years. As the Chaplain at West View Manor 10 years ago, I held many funerals with Cliff and spent time sharing with him as we drove to the grave sides. He was a man of his word and had very high ethics in the funeral business. He knew Jesus Christ as his Savior. We will miss him.

My sincerest condolences for your loss. When I think of Cliff, I always remember the kind, sincere, compassionate man he was when dealing with the difficult time of the passing of a loved one. Prayers and love.

I'm so sorry for your loss . My thoughts and prayers sent out to the entire family .

Thanks for your service to church and community. Sympathy and future blessings to entire family. Sorry for loss.

We are so sorry for your loss!! We are also sorry we missed the calling hours and services. Cliff was a wonderful man who welcomed us to the neighborhood and was always quick with a wave and a smile. We will miss him.

Dear Anita and loved ones.
Wishing you peace in the passing of Mr. Greene.
Sincerely,
Phyllis

Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

Our deepest sympathy to Anita and family. Working with Cliff for many years he was always a source of great comfort and support for grieving families. Cliff will be missed in church and community and by his friends

We extend our deepest sympathy to your family. Cliff was such a nice, thoughtful man. He will be missed. We wish you comfort and peace.

Our deepest sympathies to you all. Cliff touched so many lives, he has left a most honorable legacy in his community. He will be missed in many ways.
May the Love & prayers of the many who care, strengthen you.

It has been years and years I have called Cliff a friend. What a kind gentle man. He is gone way too soon. Will keep Anita and children in my prayers.

To Cliff's family, my deepest sympathy to the entire family. I go back along way in dealing with McIntire's. Cliff took wonderful care of my Grandparents, Estill Daugherty and most of his children. I always felt at home there, and it will not feel the same. THE last time I spoke with him, he said he retired...."I said Cliff, who Will take care of me, when it is my time..." he chuckled , McIntire's ". Loved him ,and God bless you all at this time, truly left big shoes to fill.

We just learned about Cliff's passing. He was a wonderful man with a good heart. He was the consumate professional and always made us feel as comfortable as possible during sad times. He will be missed. Our hearts go out to you Anita and to your family.

So sorry, Anita to hear of Cliffs passing. I've been away from Wooster for over 15 years but I've thought of you and Cliff often. I always thought I'd get back to visit and see you both again.
Cliff was one of the good guys and I'll always have fond memories of him. You've got a supportive family and a strong faith to get you through this tough time. Prayers for all of you.

Our Prayers and Blessings are with your family. So sorry to hear of Clifford's passing.

Am so sad to learn of Cliff's passing. Peace and love to you all.

Am so sad to learn of Cliff's passing. Peace and love to you all.

Am so sad to learn of Cliff's passing. Peace and love to you all.

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