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Algonquin Historic
Commission

Elgin Courier

Harold Finley Green

Harold Finley Green, 84, of Algonquin, formerly of Morgantown, W Va., died Monday, October 13, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W. Va.

He was born September 15, 1913, in Byesville, Ohio, the son of Fred Finley and Jane Tuck Green.

He had been a band director and instrumental music teacher in many schools in Community Unit School District 300, including Dundee Community High School and Lakewood Middle School in Carpentersville from 1946 until his retirement in 1982. Before coming to Dundee he had been a band director in the public schools of Christopher, Illinois and Benton, Illinois, having purchased his first trombone with his own funds at age of 10. He was a veteran of U.S. Army Air Corps and had been stationed near Blackpool, England, where he played in the band.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Southern ;Illinois University in Carbondale in 1936 and a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University in Evanston in 1941. In 1979, he received a Kane County Educator-of-the-Year Award.

He was a member and past choir director of the Congregational Church of Algonquin, a member of American Legion Post 670 of Algonquin, a member of the McHenry county retired Teachers Association, participant in ElderHostel programs, and a member of Literature and Discussion Group in Morgantown.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Harris Green, whom he married in 1991; a daughter, Ellen Green (Gerald) Kuroghlian of Fairfield, Conn.; tow sons, Tome (Gina) Finley Green of Elgin and Scott Monroe Green of Pasadena, California; a sister, Mary Falcher of Sun City West, Ariz.; three brothers, Paul (Mary) of Elgin, Allen (Madeline) of Christopher and Lawrence (Alice) of West Frankfort; a grandson, Kent Vincent Green of Elgin; and two stepsons, David Harris of Charleston, S.C., and Dan Harris of Greenville, S. C.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elouine Glover Green in 1983; two sons, Mark William, in 1957 and Kent Glover in 1962; four brothers, Ernest, Herbert, Wendell and Robert, and four sisters, Esther Kennedy, Lucille McEndree, Mildred Todd and Ruth Anderson.;

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Congregational Church of Algonquin, 109 Washington St., Algonquin, the Rev. Gary Hodges officiating. burial will be in Algonquin Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Wait-Ross-Allanson Algonquin Chapel.

There will be a memorial service at a later date at First Presbyterian Church, Morgantown, W. Va.

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