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02/14/2017

Obituary for Clifford A. Greene

Former funeral director and owner of McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home

Clifford Allen Greene, 71, of Wooster passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017 at LifeCare Hospice in Wooster.

He was born August 4, 1945 in Norwalk, the son of Gordon W. and Ilarae Ross Greene.  He married Anita Marie Zimmerly on May 21, 1966.  She survives.

He was a 1963 graduate of Wellington High School, attended Ashland College and was a 1969 graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.  He began working for the McIntire Funeral Home in 1964 and in 1984, along with Thomas E. Davis, became co-owners of the Funeral Home.  Then in the year 2000 when Tom Davis retired, he became sole owner until his retirement in December of 2011.

Cliff was an active member of the Wooster United Methodist Church where he had served on the Church Board and as a trustee-, the Wooster Noon Lions, he had served on the Board of Hospice of Wayne Co., was a member of the New Pittsburg Sportsman Club, a former supporter of Wooster Lacrosse, a member of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association, had served as President of the local Funeral Directors Association for many years and was a member of the Order of the Golden Rule of Funeral Directors and the North East Ohio OGR Group.

In addition to his wife, Anita, he is survived by his sons, Joshua J. (Julie) Greene and Nathan W. (Carmen) Greene both of Wooster; his parents of Wellington; grandchildren, Alexis, Carolyn, Audrey and Noah Greene and a sister, Patricia (Al) Seaburn of Clyde.

Friends will be received at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster on

Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 5-8:00 p.m.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Charles Tobias officiating.  Private family burial will be held.

In keeping with Cliff’s practice of passing it forward, memorial contributions may be made to the Wooster United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund, 243 N. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691 or to the Wooster Noon Lions Scholarship Fund, c/o Wayne Co. Community Foundation, 517 N. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691 or any educational fund of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.