Gerald R. “Jerry” Green, 79, passed away Sunday (May 1, 2016) from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Mr. Green was born at home in Andover on Oct. 21, 1936 to Howard D.and Nellie B. (Atwell) Green. He was a 1954 graduate of Andover Central School. Jerry served in the United States Air Force from 1954-1958. Afterward, he married Bernadine A. Hollenbeck on April 25, 1959, who survives.
He went on to graduate from Alfred State College with a degree in Business Agriculture. After managing Alfred Agway for a time, he went to Turbodine (Dresser-Rand) in Wellsville where he was a foreman over inspections of navy nuclear parts for 15 years. He then took a position for Defense Contract Administration Service where he was an inspector for a wide range of Space Shuttle and U.S. Navy parts for several locations in New York; retiring in 1998 after another 15 years. In post retirement, he was a parts inspector for Apollo, headquartered in Groton, Conn. and remained there until the present.
In addition to Bernadine, his wife of 57 years, Jerry is survived by one son, Christopher (Donna Almeter) Green of Canaseraga; one daughter, Stacy (Russell) Teichelman of Salado, Tex.; one brother, Dale (Mary Jane) Green of Andover; and one brother-in-law, Lloyd (Carol) Hollenbeck of Andover.
Also surviving him are eight grandchildren: Dylan (Megan) Green, Stephanie White, Abigail White, Heidi Teichelman, Kurt Mayer, Fr. Cody Mayer, Teresa Mayer, and Jesse Almeter; two great grandchildren: Cole Green and Conner, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jerry liked the challenge of a good game of rummy and definitely played to win. His hobbies included hunting and fishing. He was a wonderful family man and a loving grandfather. He nurtured memories with his family through short vacations to places such as the St. Lawrence Seaway, Boldt Castle, Thousand Islands and Alexander Bay.
Jerry was a member of the Whitesville Rod and Gun Club and a former member of the Andover American Legion. He was also an active member of the Andover Alliance Church, and was greatly loved by his church family. He loved attending the Independence Fellowship Singspirations each month for both the music and the fellowship.
There will be a time of visitation from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday and 1-3 p.m. on Saturday at Baker-Swan Funeral Home, Andover. The funeral service will be held on Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Andover Alliance Church, with Rev. Phil Barner, officiating. Burial with full military honors will be in the Green Family Cemetery in East Valley, Andover.