James Peter Green

James Peter Green

James Peter Green passed away on June 14, 2023, at home in Marco Island, Florida surrounded by his family.

He was born in Rochester, NY on January 21, 1946, to Nelson and Mabel (Kofod) Green.

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen (McGraw), children, Darren Green (Virginia), Jennifer Williams (Dana) and Heather Ortiz, grandchildren, David Green (Christine) and Madeline Rammelt, great grandchildren, Ava and Carter Green and Greyson Young and a nephew, Richard Shattuck (Susan).

He was predeceased by a brother, Richard Green and sister, Janice Bensink.

Jim grew up in Westfield, NY and in 1964 graduated from Westfield Academy and Central School, where he played football, basketball, baseball and track. He graduated from Allegheny College with a BS in Psychology, Alfred University with an MS in School Psychology and the University of Buffalo with a Certificate of Advanced Studies in School District Administration. He worked for the Chautauqua County Department of Mental Health and then BOCES for most of his career. He was certified as a liaison between Buffalo Children’s Hospital and local school districts to set up programs for children with traumatic brain injury. In Westfield,

Jim was elected to the Village Board and School Board. He played softball and was one of the organizers of the Westfield One-Pitch Softball Tournament. He sang, with his wife in faculty musicals at the school and in Folk Group at Saturday mass at St James Catholic Church. Jim was an avid reader and amassed a personal library of over a thousand books.

He enjoyed hunting with his buddies, snowmobiling, Friday night family dinners at the Moose Club, monthly Trivial Pursuit games with dear friends, cooking with Gourmet group, family vacations at Samoset Lodge on Lake Nipissing, Canada, dancing at the Charity Ball and yearly trips to the Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario.

He was a member of the Hemingway Society and competed every July in the Hemingway Look A Like contest in Key West. Jim was a huge fan of the Buffalo Bills, the Cleveland Indians and for several years had season tickets to the Buffalo Sabres.

Upon retirement and moving to Florida, he enjoyed playing competitive poker and for many years played in the Men’s Senior Softball League in Marco Island, where he and his wife enjoyed living the “good life.”

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