Lennox “Barry” Green was born Nov. 25, 1928, in Brooklyn, New York, and passed away at home in Livermore, California, on May 3, 2020.
Barry’s parents died in a tragic accident when he was just 4 months old, and he and an older brother and sister were raised by their German immigrant grandparents on a small farm near Bowling Green, Virginia. Barry joined the Army in 1945 and was deployed to Germany as a tank commander for two years. He then joined the Navy, serving four years aboard the aircraft carriers USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, USS Coral Sea and USS Midway.
After leaving the Navy, Barry moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1953 to work for the Sandia National Laboratory. Two years later, he transferred to Sandia National Laboratory in Livermore. Barry was a dedicated electronic technician and worked on classified research until he retired on January 1, 1990, after 37 years of service.
Barry is survived by his wife of 44 years, Marianne, and his six children, Sharron Resides of Eugene, Oregon; Robin Green (Angie), of Medford, Oregon; Lorraine Green of Folsom, California; David Green (MaryJo), of Manteca, California; Lorne Green (Rainy), of Oroville, California; and Sheri Landgraf (Rick), of Alamo, California. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
Barry and Marianne loved traveling throughout the United States, and especially to Hawaii. They also visited British Columbia, Canada, and several European countries, including England, Austria, Switzerland, and Lichtenstein. Their favorite trip was to Germany, where Marianne was born, visiting members of her family. They also took many cruises with friends to the Caribbean, Hawaii, Alaska and Mexico.
Barry had a sense of humor and was always playing jokes on his wife and friends. He also enjoyed cooking for his friends and family, especially his spaghetti and meatballs, red cabbage, and sauerbraten. Another joy was gardening, growing delicious tomatoes and cucumbers. He also loved to root for the San Francisco 49ers and his “Brooklyn” Dodgers. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, as well a patriot and a fine Southern gentleman.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Life Springs Hospice Care, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, or the American Kidney Fund. A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date.