Marshal J. Greene
date of birth September 8 1950
date of death June 10 2012
Marshal J. Greene, 61, died Sunday, June 10, with family members at his bedside after complications from surgery.
He was widely recognized as a loving parent and husband and devoted much of his life to leadership of youth sports, including nearly two decades supporting youth skiing.
He was widely respected for his deep, undemanding compassion and unique sense of humor. His friends and acquaintances continued to grow in numbers through his student years and careers in graphic design, artisan printing, real estate and construction.
Marshal was born September 8, 1950 at Denver, CO to Sheldon Greene and Alicia Newman. He attended schools in Denver, studied pre-med at University of Colorado and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design at Portland State University in June, 1985. In his early career in graphic design, he was recognized for his creativity and insightful illustrations. Both qualities continued to contribute to his success in later careers in building design and construction. His partnership with his clients resulted in long-term friendships and remodels and new construction with striking aesthetic qualities.
In 1979, he married Adrienne S. Juenke in Denver, CO, and was married for nearly 33 years. They were parents of Jonah, Alexander and Margaret Greene.
As a parent, Marshal was a compassionate and understanding presence who bridged diverse social differences in age and experience. His influence ranged from children of pre-school age to professional associates and in social interests from family to community. It was not unknown for children of early school age to invite Marshal to play with them or attend a birthday party as well as being sought out for his opinion by adult associates.
Marshal is survived by his wife, Adrienne and three children, Jonah (Allison) Greene, Alexander and Margaret Greene, all of Portland. He was preceded in death by his father, Sheldon Greene and is survived by his mother Alicia (and Forest) Newman of Neskowin, OR; stepmother Dorine Greene of Denver; brothers David (Beth) of Denver and John (Victoria) of Seattle; a sister, Leslie (Pierre) of Paris, France; granddaughter, Sophie; stepbrothers, Eric and Michael Millard of Denver; and seven nephews and nieces. He also is survived by his mother-in-law and father-in-law Margaret and David Juenke of Lincoln City, OR
A celebration of remembrances will held at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 24 at the Tualatin Nature Park Interpretative Center in Beaverton.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial gifts for the Marshal Greene Educational Trust may be made to: McGlynn & McGlynn Law Offices, PO Box 1110, Red Bluff, CA 96080, or to a youth sports organization of your choice.
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Candle lit by Staff at Crown Memorial Center Our sincere condolences.
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Candle lit by Ruth Harshfield As a good friend of Adrienne's, you always brought a smile to my face and warmth to my heart because you were so good to her and all of your family and friends.
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Candle lit by Lance & Jacqui Ramsay To Jonah, Allison & the Greene family, our heartfelt condolences for your loss.
Candle lit by Crew @ Sunset Tire Factory We are in total shock and deeply saddened here today to discover this news ... Marshal (& the whole Greene family) are loved by all of us here. We will miss him and the routine visits with the great conversation. May he rest in peace. God Bless
Candle lit by Barbara Ternus I was saddened to hear of Marshal's death. Hopefully, many fond memories of Marshal will help ease the pain of grief for all of you. (Larry died at age 61 also, and he would have been 65 on June 9th.) The memory of Marshall and Larry's laughter over the fence will always be with me.
Candle lit by The Meythaler Family Our thoughts are with the Greene family. Marshal was a wonderful man; Remington gatherings will not be the same without him.
Candle lit by Jules Van Sant He was a bright light that the print and graphic design industry were fortunate enough to know, and love. Peace to all family & friends.
Candle lit by Darcy DeGiovanni I am finding it difficult to imagine a future without Marshal in it. He had a way of making you feel like family. I could not have asked for a better mentor, business associate, and dear friend.
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Candle lit by Randy and Lisa Weber and family We are friends of Jonah, Allison and Sophie. We are deeply sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Greene family.
Candle lit by Jim and Jennifer Southwell Our condolences go out to the Greene family during this difficult time.
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Candle lit by Pamela Fielder Always loved your art.
Candle lit by I used to work with Marshal. He was one of the kindest, most generous people I've ever known. I was shocked and saddened by his passing. Allen Odell
Candle lit by Amara Norman & family We are so sorry for you loss. Jonah, Allison and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Candle lit by Joe Fleischman My good friend, you will be missed. I will always remember your smile and your words of wisdom. You have touched so many. Thank you for everything. I will miss you.
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Candle lit by Tim Martin A friend for only a year. A terrific person lost.
Candle lit by Jenny Scott I'm so saddened to hear of Marshal's death. He was a bright light in everyone's life he touched. I loved how he interacted with my (then) two year old and showed him the birds in the chimney. With sympathy.
Candle lit by Safe Kids Willamette Valley While many of us didn't personally know Marshall, we know what a huge part of Adriennes life he was and what a hole that will leave. We wish Adrienne, Jonah, Alex, and Maggie peace and comfort.
Candle lit by Safe Kids Worldwide Adrienne and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Candle lit by Roberta Lampert We will miss our giant generous, humorous, gentle friend. Our love goes with Marshall, and to all of you—Adrienne, Jonah, Alex, and Maggie.
Candle lit by Patty McClure Friend to Adrienne. Just by knowing Adrienne, I felt the love that the two of you shared. May your tears of sorrow be replaced eventually by tears of laughter at all of the beautiful memories that are shared of Marshal.
Candle lit by Shelley Campbell Adreinne, My heart and prayers are with you and your family. My your love for Marshall and each other comfort all of you.
Candle lit by Luci Longoria My thoughts are with you and your family.
Candle lit by Anne Egan and Tim McNichol Marshall will be dearly missed. Our love goes out to Adrienne, Jonah, Alex and Maggie.
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Candle lit by Michelle Wilkie and Jim Miller Marshal and Addie were magical together. Our hearts go out to you and your family.
Candle lit by Tosha Zaback I had the pleasure of meeting Marshall this last winter when he went way out of his way to help me, a stranger. I remember thinking how lucky him and Adrienne were to have each other, both kind loving people. I am very sorry for your loss.
Candle lit by Jeff Boyce For Marshal, a most gentle and kind soul. Thank you for making life better.
Candle lit by Anza Evans So kind and good...he will be missed. the world lost one of its shining lights.
Candle lit by Dan Nelson I loved Marshal and will miss his friendship, humor and his open acceptance for me, my family and virtually everyone I introduced to him to. All our love to you, Adrienne, Jonah, Alex, and Maggie and family from the Nelson family. Looking forward to being with you Sunday.
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Candle lit by Troy Folsom I knew Marshal through work, but he was one of those rare souls whose warmth, humor and kindness immediately made you feel like a friend. I'm so sorry for your tremendous loss.
Candle lit by Curt and Michele Broadhurst We are so glad to have had the opportunity to get to know Marshal over the last few years. His laughter and smile will be dearly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Candle lit by Rachele Gorsegner I am so sad to learn of this news. A great man who will be deeply missed.
Candle lit by Jay Gorsegner You were a very compassionate and fun person. You will be missed greatly.
Candle lit by Paul Mort One of the finest people I've ever known.
Candle lit by Tait Family Rest in PEACE Marshal
Candle lit by Jason and Alice Busch No words can express how saddened we are by this, nor how much we will miss Marshal, his laughter, kindness and smile. Jason has already committed himself to checking on Adrienne often to ensure things continue to get fixed and built at her house, hoping to help in some small way and to, at least in part, repay the guidance Marshal provided us.
Candle lit by Julie Beaver You touched our lives in so many ways, Marshal. I'll never forget your amazing stories and great sense of humor--you will be missed so much by all.
Candle lit by Genevieve Leone I have not lived in Oregon for years but Marshal was unforgettable. I am deeply saddened by this news.
Candle lit by Bill Vinyard Marshal means so much as a man living a generous, loving and full life. I'm heartbroken, yet feel profoundly blessed to have learned from him.
Candle lit by Chip and Kathy Masarie Our lives have been enriched by Marshal
Candle lit by Christie Hazen I'm going to miss Marshal's ready smile and hilarious story telling. I asked him to repeat some favorites, they never got old. So sorry for your loss.
Candle lit by Richard & Louise Carroll Marshal was a great man - funny, kind, loving, engaging and courageous. We'll miss him very much. All our love to the family.
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Candle lit by Allison Greene You are forever inside our hearts and souls. We miss you desperately and will honor and love you always.
Candle lit by Lucie Drum and family Your charming, kind and wonderful Marshal will be greatly missed. Our hearts go out to you and your family in this time of loss. Take some comfort that his love and legacy will live forever.
Candle lit by Donna Disch-Curtis & Michael Curtis Adrienne - You and Marshal and the beautiful family you have, have been such an inspiration. You have those 33 years to cherish and lot of us are here supporting you now and in the future.
Candle lit by Robert Fields and Kristina Fields What a man was Marshal - humble, insightful, honest and full of fun. A great story teller. And he built for us, in our medical office, a final alter by which we will always be reminded of him - and of all he was.
Candle lit by Cathy Curran I'm deeply saddened to hear of Marshal's death. I can't believe it - I was just telling someone a story about Marshal on Friday night. A soul touched by Marshal is a lucky one.
Candle lit by Maria Menor As a fellow Civil Serpent I've always appreciated the laughter and cheer that Marshal brought to our dragonboat team. We will miss him. Much love to Adrienne and the family.
Candle lit by Rick, Maryanne and Zak White Friend, comedian, artist, designer, mentor, confidant, executive, volunteer, husband, father, writer, swimmer, cyclist, windsurfer, skier - your giant footprints inspire the lucky ones who knew you. We’ll forever cherish our Marshal memories. Rick, Maryanne and Zak
Candle lit by Matt Jaqua Marshal was a great paddling teammate on the Civil Serpents. He was a kind, fun-loving man, and he will be missed.
Candle lit by Sue Schenck-Carrington Marshal was my college pal, artist inspired, mentor, and he taught me some good accents. We struggled in the same graphic careers and he always made the best of it! I loved spending time with his family, we all would camp & ski together. A beautiful memory of watching he and Adrienne dance to Chris Issac by the camp fire light, always laughing. A big hearted man, leaving a big void with so many. My love and prayers to all of the family and his many, many friends. Weren't we all so lucky to have known him.
Candle lit by Sue Brown The world has lost one of its brightest stars. Addie and family, our hearts are broken and we grieve beside you. With so much love from Mike and Sue, Steve and Chris.
Candle lit by Connie Lightner / Lightner Design I just found out about Marshal's passing from a mutual business colleague, Ron Brown. Marshal Greene was one of the nicest guys I have ever known, and one of the first people I worked with when I moved to Portland in 1989. I worked with him when he was at Color XCel, Exact Imaging, Bridgetown, and Mollet. He was even one of the few business associates who attended my wedding in 1995. I lost touch with Marshal after he left the printing industry, but I have thought of him many times. I am so very, very sorry for your loss.
Candle lit by Bob Greene, Susan Amacher and Wally Marshall and Kenny walking through our neighborhood has been a warm constant since we moved near them. Marshall was a good man and will be missed.
Candle lit by Annie Barr I was so shocked to hear of Marshal's passing just yesterday. He was such a dear, kind soul and was so supportive of me during my many years of dealing with cancer. I knew him through his work with Canopy and he was just one of the most lovely, and generous people I met throughout all of those years. My thoughts and prayers go out to your lovely family.
Candle lit by Robert Markley I know it has been awhile, but I just found out about Marshal. He was a very good friend for so many years when we were both in the printing industry. When I had my heart attack in 2003, Marshal was there when I woke up. He was such a big, wonderful, smiling dude ... though I hadn't seen him for several years, I always hoped we would meet again. Maybe we will.
Candle lit by Erica Seward Over four years later and Marshall is on my mind. Such a wonderful soul.