Seymour D. Greene, 86, a lifelong resident of Utica, passed away peacefully, Monday morning, October 25, 2014, in the Masonic Care Community, Utica, where he had been a brief resident.
He was born on July 27, 1928, in Utica, the son of the late, Aaron and Esther Shibe Greene. Seymour was a graduate of Utica Free Academy and Clarkson College, Class of 1951, with his bachelor in civil engineering.
He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. In 1949, Seymour married the former Anne Comins in Syracuse, a union of love and compassion that lasted sixty two years until her passing on June 7, 2011.
Seymour was a supervisor for Joseph Cerri Construction, Utica. He also, at one time, owned and operated Greene Construction, Utica, served as Deputy Engineer for the City of Utica and for many years served as Commissioner of Public Works for Oneida County.
He was a member of Congregation Zvi Jacob and Moriah Lodge of the Free and Accepted Masons. Seymour, along with his wife, volunteered for many years at the St. Luke's Hospital, Utica. He cherished the fond memories of traveling at his wife's side for many cruises to the Caribbean and Mexico, trips to Europe and across the United States and their yearly vacations to Florida and the Catskill Mountains.
Seymour is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Stuart Fishman, of Lake Tahoe, NV; his son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Debbie Greene, of Dallas, TX; and his beloved grandchildren, Samantha Greene and her husband, Charley Farland, of Dallas, TX, and Andrew Greene, of Austin, TX.. Seymour's funeral will be 11 AM, Wednesday, October 29, 2014, from Jacobson-Pizer Funeral Chapel, 1123 Court at York Sts.
(Please use York St. due to closure and construction of Court St.), with Rabbi Ronald Kopelman officiating.
Interment will follow in Temple Beth El Cemetery, Whitesboro, where he will be laid to rest next to his wife. Contributions in Seymour's memory may be offered to the charity of one's choice