H. Kermit “Kit” Green Jr., 78, of Longboat Key, Fla., and Point Pleasant died April 20, 2013. Born in Newark, he spent most of his life in New Jersey, raising his family in Berkeley Heights before his retirement.
Mr. Green spent his spent much of career self-employed as a successful manufacturer’s representative for companies in the tabletop industry.
He was a 1956 graduate of Lafayette College, Easton, Pa. For over 50 years, he was a dedicated alumnus and supporter of the college in many roles: fund-raiser, reunion chair, sports fan, alumni admissions representative, and host of the annual freshman welcoming event in southern New Jersey. At the time of his death, he was president of the class of 1956. He also endowed the Green Family Scholarship Fund.
From 1955 to 1957, he served his country as a specialist in the U.S. Army.
He was a member of Saalam Shrine in Livingston and in his retirement volunteered as a “shepherd,” making over 100 trips driving children to receive medical treatment free of charge from their homes to Shriner’s Hospitals in Philadelphia and Springfield, Mass.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Robin; two sons, David M. of Marietta, Ga., and Joshua A. of New York City; his daughter, Susan B. Green of New York City; a brother, Fredrick; and four grandchildren.
Services were held April 28 at Temple Sinai, Summit; arrangements were handled by Palms-Robarts Funeral Home, Sarasota, Fla. Memorial contributions may be made to Foundation for Morristown Medical Center toward melanoma (www.f4mmc.org) or the Green Family Scholarship Fund at Lafayette College.