Gardner “Tom” H. Green, Jr. ’62

Gardner “Tom” H. Green, Jr. ’62, longtime resident of the Jacksonville Beaches, Fla., passed away on Dec. 16. Born in New York City and living in Philadelphia during his early teens, he moved to the Jacksonville Beaches in the mid-50s, serving in the American Red Cross Life Saving Corps and graduating from Duncan U. Fletcher High School in 1958. After Tom’s graduation from Davidson College, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity, he served a two-year active duty tour in the U.S. Army Signal Corps stationed in Germany. Upon his honorable discharge as a first lieutenant, he began an over 15-year career in sales for clothing manufacturers and then moved on to the U.S. Postal Service, where he retired in 2002. A longtime, devout Christian, Tom was a former member of Christ the Redeemer Church in Palm Valley and its mission church at World Golf Village in St. Augustine. He recently joined the Anglican Beaches Church in Neptune Beach. His passion in his retirement years was serving as a volunteer with various healing ministries. He was an avid sports fan and loved music. Tom was preceded in death by parents, Christine Thompson and Gardner H. Green, Sr. Survivors include sister, Elizabeth “Betsy” Green McElaney, Tampa, Fla.; brother, John T. Green (Emily), 10 10th St. Apt. 39, Atlantic Beach, Fla. 32233; nephews, T. J. McElaney, Jr., Land O’ Lakes, Fla., J. Thompson Green, Jr., Houston, Tex., and Marshall M. Green, Columbia, S.C.; and nieces, Christine Green Harris, Atlanta, Ga., and Kendall E. Green, Tallahassee, Fla.