Paul Greene, Class of 1952

Posted Oct 22, 2020

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Paul Greene ’52 died Oct. 14, 2020. He was born on Dec. 31, 1930 in West Carrollton, OH to William and Betty (Ogan) Greene, who both preceded him in death.

Paul was a 1948 graduate of West Carrollton High School. He graduated with his bachelor’s degree in education from Otterbein College in 1952 where he was in the ‘O’ Club and Pi Kappa Phi (Country Club) fraternity. He then went on to do graduate work in mathematics at Baldwin Wallace College, Ohio University and Bowling Green University. He worked as a math teacher and football coach at Huron High School for 13 years and then was a teacher and football coach at Dayton Oakwood for 3 years before coming to Lima. He came to Lima and worked at Lima Central Catholic High School as a math teacher, wrestling coach and the head football coach, retiring in 1996.

He was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus #2661. He was inducted into numerous Athletic Hall’s of Fame including in 1992 Huron High School, in 1997 Lima Central Catholic High School, in 2002 Ohio High School Football Coaches and in 2004 West Carrollton High School.

Surviving are his son Timothy (Sharon) Greene; daughters Ellen (Everett) Bush, Janice (Mark) Davis, Sandra (Vincent) Taylor, Beth Rapp, Marie (Timothy) Beck and Julie Andrews; seventeen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren and his sister Dorothy (Joseph) Bernard.

He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy (Borger) Greene, daughter Amy Greene; his grandson Jonathan Andrews; his great-grandson Milo Milan and his brother Dale Greene.