Samuel Cassius Green, 52, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, June 23, 2011, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by family, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born on Jan. 5, 1959, in St. Marys to Murle E. and Berniece R. (Braun) Green. His mother preceded him in death, and his father survives in Celina. On April 21, 1979, he married Anita M. Steinke, who also survives.
He is also survived by six daughters, Jill (Matthew) Barber, Kimberly Green, Holly Green, Heidi (James) Skrobola, Samantha Green and Amanda Green; by three brothers and two sisters, Andrew (Peggy) Green, Pamela (John) Brown, Joseph (Jan) Green, Donald (Denise) Green and Ann (Fred) Giesige; by five grandchildren, Katherine, Caleb, Margaret, John and Christopher, and 30 nieces and nephews.
Sam was a 1977 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School. He was employed by Crown Equipment for more than 20 years, working in the tool crib division in New Knoxville and in New Bremen. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Sam was warm and welcoming, enjoyed the outdoors and worked tirelessly to create a fun and relaxing environment for family and friends to enjoy.
Sam will be dearly missed and was a beloved husband and father of 32 years to his wife and children.
A Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta. The Rev. Patrick Sloneker will officiate. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Schlosser Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 615 N. Dixie Highway, Wapakoneta.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to St. Rita’s Hospice or to the American Cancer Society.
Condolences may be expressed at www.schlosserfuneralhome.com.