The Life of Harold E Green


CANFIELD – Harold E. “Bud” Green, 84, passed away peace-fully Thursday, July 11, 2013, at University Hospital.

Born Feb. 27, 1929, in Weathersfield Township, he was the son of the late Lorn and Mellsinda Green and a 1946 graduate of Fitch High School.

Bud served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean conflict. He was a retired Ironworker from Mahoning & Trumbull County Local No. 207 and a former member of Youngstown’s Trinity United Methodist and the Canfield United Methodist Church.

An industrious man of 30 years, working for Connell Steel & Bucheit Construction Company, he was a foreman on the largest addition to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital on Belmont and had worked on almost every bridge in Mahoning County. Bud was a 52 year Master Mason of Wick Lodge and a 32nd Degree Mason of Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite. He was a past High Priest of Ashlar Chapter No. 213, a past District Deputy Grand High Priest for the State of Ohio and he served as the chapter’s secretary until the time of his death. Bud was a past member of St. John’s Commandry, the Youngstown Shrine, The Knight Masons of Ireland, Buechner Counsel and the Aut Mori Grotto, and Ohio Chapter Research. He was a Senior Award Member with the Youngstown Power Squadron. In addition to his Masonic affiliations, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, NASCAR, cooking, baking and fairs. Known to many as “Greenie,” in the 1960s, he drove No. 77 in stock car racing at the Canfield Speedway.

Married to June E. Jones in 1951, he had two daughters. In 1960, he remarried, Joanne Cannon, with whom he enjoyed 34 years until her passing in 1994.

He leaves behind his two daughters, Mary “Mary-Dee” (Thomas) Witkowski and Linda (David) Bungard; four grandchildren, Michael Gunger, Amanda Kube, Jason Bungard and David Bungard; eight great-grandchildren; his two sisters, Maxine Disko and Shirley (James) Hale; a brother, Richard (Linda) Green; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents and wife, Bud was preceded in death by his stepson, Thomas Gunger; and sister Nancy Stoner.

There will be a Masonic service at 11 a.m. followed by funeral service at 11:15 a.m. on Friday, July 19, 2013, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.

Family and friends may call Friday from 9 a.m. until time of the services.

Family and friends may visit the Book of Memories for Bud at to view this tribute and send condolences to Harold’s family.

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