Green, Dr. William E.


William E. Green, EdD, who served as Ethnic Minority Director for the Western PA Conference after retiring as assistant superintendent of the Pittsburgh Public Schools, died on Saturday, March 16 at age 82. 

Mr. Green was a longtime member of the Warren United Methodist Church in the Hill District, where he served as chairman of the trustees and treasurer, was a member of the choir and where he and his late wife ran a newspaper and a scholarship fund to provide money for children to attend United Methodist camps.

"He's been here a long time and was able to touch a lot of people in a lot of different ways," said Emma Smith, pastor of Warren UMC. "He was also a humble man who did not stand on all of his credentials. He lived through some really seriously troubled times in American history, and he was able to go through it with grace."

Among Mr. Green's other community activities were serving on the board of directors of the local chapter of NEED from 1969-87 and the Pitt Alumni Council from 1974-77.


Beloved husband of the late Betty Jane Green; father of William Jr. (Patricia), Bobbi J. Brookins, Nancy J. Hill (Sidney), and Kenneth L. Green (Cheryl), he is also survived by 14 grandchildren; 20 great- grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends.

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Visitation was scheduled for Thursday, March 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. and March 22 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the at the Coston Funeral Home, 427 Lincoln Ave., E. Liberty. The funeral service was set for Saturday, March 23 at 1 p.m. in the Warren United Methodist Church, 2604 Centre Ave., The Hill District.