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   ​​Phillipsburg Area Historical Society

* Phillipsburg New Jersey *

With a heavy heart, we say goodbye to our good friend, educator and historian,

Gil Greene

Gilbert K. Greene, Jr., 79, of Palmer Twp., PA,

passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017 in St. Luke’s Hospital, Anderson Campus.

Gil was very active in his community. He was the founder and president of the Delaware & Lehigh Valley Genealogy Club; Founder and Officer of the HOG History Club; Member, Genealogist and Historian of the Phillipsburg Area Historical Society; Adjunct Professor of Genealogy at Northampton Community College; served on the HOG Executive Board; Committee Member of the Northampton County Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council; Chaired the Harmony Twp. Land Use Board; Founder and Chair of the Harmony Twp. Farmland Preservation Commission; Member of the Warren County Open Space and Recreation Commission; Member of the Warren County Municipal & Charitable Trust; Chair of Lopatcong Twp. Planning Board; Member of the Phillipsburg Board of Education; Member of the Board of Directors Community Basketball League; and a NJSIAA and PIAA Basketball referee. He was a great supporter of the Family YMCA Easton, Phillipsburg & vicinity. He was a member of their Board of Trustees; President of the Board of Directors; Chair of the Resident Camp Committee and the 2000 Volunteer of the Year. He enjoyed many years with family and close friends at the Y Camp. Gil received his BA in Business from Adelphi College and served in the US Army from 1959-1960 and the New York Army National Guard form 1959-1966. He retired in 2000 from Victaulic Company, Forks Twp. Easton as Manager of Marketing Services.

Gil was born on January 6, 1938, in Washington, DC, a son of the late Gilbert K. Greene, Sr. and Anna L. (Patterson) Greene.
Gil previously lived in Valley Stream, NY and Harmony Twp., Phillipsburg, NJ. He was the loving husband of Frances (Zingone) Greene.