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Irving Greene

Irving Greene, 89, of Grapevine, Texas, died June 21, 2013. Born in Waterbury, Conn., he lived in Tennessee, Virginia, and Union before moving to East Brunswick in 1959, where he resided until moving to Grapevine in 2009.

Mr. Greene received his BS in engineering from City College of New York in 1948. He was chief structural engineer for PSE&G in Newark, where he worked for 36 years before retiring in 1988. He also taught engineering at Rutgers University in New Brunswick for 37 years.

A United States Army veteran of World War II, Greene served as a private in the European Theater and received a Purple Heart, Bronze Star, two Battle Stars, and the Combat Infantryman’s Medal. A former member of Congregation Anshe Emeth, South River, he was a member of B’nai B’rith and an associate member of Hadassah.

Predeceased by his wife, Betty Laiken Greene, in 2005, and a grandson, Gabriel, in 2013, he is survived by two sons, David (Dionne) of Philadelphia and Stacy (Susan) of Berkeley Heights; a daughter, Sharon Greene (Ken Pyles) of Grapevine; his sister Marion Cohen of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; and seven grandchildren.

Services were held June 26 with arrangements by Mount Sinai Memorial Chapels, East Brunswick.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, North Brunswick.

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