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William "Bill" Harold Greene

August 18, 1929 ~ July 1, 2021 (age 91)


Bill Greene passed away on Thursday, July 1, 2021, with his family surrounding him. He lived a long and happy life. He touched many lives with his kindness and storytelling.

Bill was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He was the son of Winifred and Harold Greene, a Navy Chief. The family moved to San Diego early in his life and later to San Francisco. Bill attended Balboa High School where he was very active in their sport’s programs. He graduated from University of San Francisco with a B.S. Degree in Finance. He served two years in the Army. He spent his entire adult life as a banker with The Bank of California and later San Jose National Bank, until he retired in 1992.

In 1950 Bill married his high school sweetheart, Betty, and they were married 49 joyful years until her death in 1999. Bill loved his family. He was a devoted husband and father. Together they raised three daughters, Debra Wolf, Cathy Ellsworth (deceased) and Karen O’Brien.

Bill and Betty loved to travel. They took numerous trips visiting six different continents during their lifetimes. Bill loved all sports. He was an avid golfer. He was a Charter Member of Almaden Country Club, as well as, Past President of the Club. He golfed into his 80’s.

Bill is predeceased in death by his wife, Betty and daughter, Cathy. He is survived by daughters Debra Wolf (John), San Jose, Karen O’Brien of Strawberry Valley, grandchildren J. Jay Wolf (Marie) of Marina, Billy Wolf (Samaya) of Gilroy, Timothy Elllsworth (Yuuki) of Japan, Jaime Ellsworth (Flynn) of Eugene, OR, Danielle O’Brien of Oklahoma, Nikki O’Brien of Marysville, Ronny O’Brien of Oklahoma, his brother Harold Greene of San Diego, 10 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He will be always loved and dearly missed by all, especially at the annual Christmas Poker Game with his beloved family members.

A celebration of life will be held at a future date.

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