Thomas Alfred Greene, age 69, passed away peacefully at the V.A. Hospital in Fargo, assisted by the V.A. Hospice team and surrounded by family, on January 19, 2017. Tom was born August 7, 1947 to Donald and Mary Greene of Baldwin, New York.
Tom graduated from Baldwin High School where he participated in Cross Country and was considered a great athlete. After graduation he joined the U.S. Merchant Service before serving in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. When returning from Vietnam he followed a friend to Moorhead, MN where he attended Moorhead State University. While in college he worked at several different jobs including one as a beef lugger in West Fargo, ND. He then went on to have a long career with the U.S. Postal Service until his retirement in 2012.
Tom had a daughter, Darcie Greene, born to his first marriage to Marci (Zinda) Greene. During his second marriage to Joan Walz he became a stepfather to Dakota Walz.
Tom enjoyed many activities including hunting, fishing, gardening and carpentry. He was as handy as they come and always enjoyed taking on new projects. Tom had a zest for life and people were drawn to his dynamic personality. He would lend a hand to anyone needing his help whether it be shingling a roof or listening to a friend in need. He loved to have conversation and was known to be a great “story teller” even though some of those stories would change, especially the fishing ones. Tom had several nicknames and had one for everyone close to him. He went by Big “T”, Greeno, Otto and Ollo to name a few.
Tom is survived by his daughter, Darcie Greene (Mike Humphrey), Fargo, ND, granddaughter, Myranda Greene, Fargo, ND, sisters, Margaret Sigwart (Conrad), Jupiter, FL, Mary Gail Greene, Charleston, SC, brother Donald Greene (Jane), Roswell, GA, stepson, Dakota Walz, Lakewood, CO, his beloved puppy dog, Tuco and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.