Dr. Robert A. Greene Jr.

Posted:  Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 3:30pm
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Dr. Robert A. Greene Jr. 88, passed away unexpectedly in Williamsburg, Virginia, on Nov. 21, 2017.

He was born in 1929 in Bristol, Connecticut, a son of Robert A. Greene and Maud Greene. He graduated from Bristol High School and went on to attend Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, and the University of Pennsylvania Dental School. Following dental school, he practiced general dentistry for 40 years. First in Bristol and Simsbury Conn., and later in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. In 1963 he met Ellen Englert. They were married in 1965. 

Robert and Ellen moved their family to Boothbay Harbor in 1970 and established their residence and dental practice on Townsend Avenue. Together, Robert and Ellen worked side by side in their dental office until they retired in 1995. While he lived in Boothbay Harbor, Robert was a member of the Rotary Club and the Congregational Church. 

Robert and Ellen retired to Williamsburg, Virginia, but continued to spend each summer in their beloved Boothbay Harbor. They enjoyed playing competitive bridge, attending William and Mary basketball games, and traveling to different parts of the country and Europe.

Robert is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ellen Greene, by his son Robert Greene, a daughter Heidi Greene and son Jonathan Greene; his sister Meredith Edinger; four grandchildren and three nieces.

Services will be held at Williamsburg Presbyterian Church 215 Richmond Rd., Williamsburg, Va., Jan. 13 at 11 a.m. There will be a luncheon reception at the church following the service.   

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the PBS Foundation in Robert’s memory.  Donations may be mailed to the PBS Foundation at 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington, Va., 22202 or made online at www.pbs.org/foundation and click on the “ways to give” link.  Please be sure to identify your donation as a gift in memory of Robert.