Greene was born in Madison, Maine on February 15, 1921. After he graduated
from Madison High School he worked as a lumberman in the woods for about
a year without chainsaws. He next worked for two years as a guide and took
Ted Williams and Babe Ruth fishing. He then worked in a shoe shop for about
a year, then a couple more years in a shipyard.
was drafted into the Navy and spent WWII in the Pacific. He ended up his
Navy career as a Quartermaster Navigator. He served with 1st Vice Admiral
John McCain (Senator McCain's dad). He went back to work in the shoe shop
for 15 more years. After the war he started prospecting in Maine for gold
and minerals. He then went to work for Anaconda Copper & Nickel for
about three years.
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got married to Constance in 1941 and they had two daughters. He divorced
three years later and didn't remarry until 1977 when he married Louise Berchiolli.
In 1967 he moved to Orange County California and started work at the San
Pedro Shipyard for a year. He then started his own Picture Framing business
and worked at it for 25 years. He retired and sold the business in 1993.
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at started lapidary and tumbling when he lived in Maine after a long winter.
He enrolled in the emeritus classes in silver fabricating and lapidary at
Leisure World in 1998 and made his first intarsia in 2001.