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Wednesday, 09 April 2014 09:15

James Merton Green Sr. “Jimmy”

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — James Merton Green Sr., 60, passed away on April, 6 at Albany Medical Center with his loving family at his side.

He was born on January 18, 1954 in Saratoga Springs, the son of Ralph Green Sr. and the late Jane M. Hilliker Green. He grew up in Saratoga Springs and attended Saratoga High School.

Jimmy started helping in his father’s business, Adorn Tree Service, in the 1970s.

They went on and started Green Enterprise, a Forestry division of logging, firewood and land clearing. They also started Universal Homes, building numerous homes in Saratoga, Queensbury and Corinth.

Then Jimmy went out on his own and started J.G. Contracting doing property maintenance.

Jimmy enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family at their Rackett Lake camp and the Farm in East Berne.

Jimmy is survived by his life partner, Susan Newill, and her sons Michael Tuskey (Alicia) and Jesse Newill; father, Ralph Green Sr. (Shirley Sawyer); daughters, Shawna Green and Elizabeth Green; son, James Green Jr. (Amy); brothers, Ralph (Lynn), Steven (LouAnn), and Scott Sr. (Allison) Green; sisters, Robin Corrigan (John) and Anna Collins (James); 7 grandchildren and many nieces nephews and friends.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Jane M. Green, and brother Daniel M. Green.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 11 at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Ave., (Route 9) Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Calling hours for family and friends will be held on Thursday April 10 from 5-8 pm at Compassionate funeral care.

In lieu of flowers please make donations in Jimmy’s name to Saratoga Wilton Elks 161, 1 Elk Lane (P.O. Box 3111), Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (Money will go to help the needy in our community).

Internment following the service will be at Greenridge Cemetery in Saratoga Springs.

Following the burial at Greenridge Cemetery Jimmy’s family invite you to join them for further fellowship and food at the Saratoga Wilton Elks Lodge directly behind the Funeral Home.

Online condolences can be made at www.CompassionateFuneralCare.com.

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