Robert E. “Bob” Green, 90, a resident of Atlantic Shores in Virginia Beach, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019. He was born June 6, 1929, to Earnest and Xelma Green in Darke County, Ohio.
He grew up in Greensville, Ohio, attended school there, and was active in many sports and activities. As a senior in high school, he applied for an NROTC scholarship. He was accepted and enrolled in the NROTC program at Ohio State University. Upon graduation, he was commissioned an ensign and went on to active duty. During his service in the U.S. Navy, he served on various ships and shore assignments. He served in submarine duty and was commanding officer of the USS JALLAO SS368. Upon completion of 26 years, he retired with the rank of commander.
He married his first wife, Beverly A. Fowlkes, on June 18, 1953. Naval service took them to many assignments in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. Beverly died in 2003. He moved into Atlantic Shores in October of 2003 and met his future second wife, Gerrie M. Smudsky. They married in December 2004.
Robert is survived by his wife, Gerrie; daughter, Stephanie of Virginia Beach; son, Kenneth Green of Rockville, North Carolina; two grandsons, Ryan and Christopher; five stepchildren, Elaine (Ken), Edward, Scott, Robin and Clayton; as well as eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren he inherited when he married Gerrie.
A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, July 12, at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Laskin Road Chapel. A Mass of Christian burial will be conducted at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 13, at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, Virginia Beach. Interment will be held in Princess Anne Memorial Park, 1110 Great Neck Road, Virginia Beach.
Those who so desire, may make donations to Atlantic Shores Employee Gift Fund or St. John the Apostle Church in memory of Bob.
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