Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Obituary: Albert R. Green, 89, Cuba

Albert R. Green:  Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather

Albert R. Green, 89, of 4237 Route 305 South, Cuba passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at Olean General Hospital after a short illness. Born on January 3, 1927, in Cuba, he was a son of Henry L. and Clara M. “Retta” Rogers Green.  On July 20, 1952, in Black Creek he married his wife of 63 years the former Anna VanFleet who survives. Albert was a graduate of Cuba Central School Class of 1945. He began working for the Cuba Cheese and Trading Co., which later became Empire Cheese retiring in 1990.  He was known for making starter, doing special vats and especially enjoyed testing for frozen cultures when they were first developed. He also owned and operated his own farm raising purebred registered Angus.  Albert was a 74-year member of Cuba Grange 799, the Allegany County Grange, Cattaraugus County Grange, the New York State Grange where he was a Deputy, and the National Grange. He was also a life member of the American Angus Association. He leaves behind his wife and 7 Children; Gilbert (Claire) Green, Cuba, Gary (Diane) Green, Cuba, Clara McGinnis, Cuba, Roger (Nancy) Green, Portville, Gordon (Donna) Green, Cuba, Bradley (Sally) Green, Cuba, Sandra Green, Cuba; his grandchildren Chad (Kristy), Stephanie, Emily, Amanda (Daryl), Chris, Alicia, Matthew, Michael, Alex (Elida), Kaite, Nicholas, and Brandi; his step grandchildren Kerri, Jacqueline, Nicole; Great Grandchildren Gabrielle, Mickelle, Joshua, Odin, and Lennox; Step Great Grandchildren Alexis, Kerrie, Kaitlynn, Sarah, Brock, Liam, Megan, Rebecca, and John; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a great grandson Brandon Green, a son-in-law Dale P. McGinnis, a brother Harold M. Green and a sister Hazel E. Spanneut. Friends will be received at the Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home & Memorial Service, Inc., 9 Bull Street, Cuba, on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 from 1-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday, February, February 13, 2016 from 1-2 p.m. at which time funeral services will be held.  The Rev. Chris Hufnagel will officiate. Burial will be in Black Creek Cemetery, Town of New Hudson.  In lieu of flowers Memorial’s may be made to Cuba Grange 799, c/o Sandra Green, 4237 Route 305, Cuba, NY 14727 or to the Dale P. McGinnis Scholarship, c/o Clara McGinnis, 20 Maple Street, Cuba, NY 14727.