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Wharton Green III

August 28, 1938 ~ July 3, 2021 (age 82)

Obituary

Wharton Green III died peacefully on July 3, 2021 in Auburn, New York.  He was 82.  The eldest son of Wharton Green Jr. (deceased) and Nancy Green Wyatt Brown (deceased).  He was born in Auburn, New York, and moved to Florida in 1956.  He is survived by two sons, William Green (Anne Marie) of Auburn, New York and Wharton Green IV of Miami, two daughters, Nancy Noga (Andrew) of Auburn, New York and Carol Marsden of Auburn, New York, one stepson, Keith Meinhold of Miami, and one step daughter, Ellen Kassatly (Jon) of Stuart, Florida, nine grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, one brother and 2 sisters.

Graduating from the University of Florida with a degree in broadcasting, his life time career was spent in radio and television.  His love of writing, radio and antique cars was evident from his very early years.  At age 10 he founded a home town community newspaper which grew to a circulation of 300.  His early years on the radio were spent as a disc jockey at stations in New York State, Boston, and South Florida.  Moving to the Treasure Coast in 1977, he continued his career as a sales manager and station manager at facilities in Stuart and Vero Beach. 

Antique cars were his passion.  Mr. Green owned over 40 cars in his lifetime, but his favorite was a 1933 Cadillac convertible.  He was instrumental in the founding of the Stuart, Florida based Treasure Coast Vintage Car Club.

His wife Maggie Green died in 2017 at the age of 73.

Funeral services for Wharton will be at 3pm Saturday, July 10th at the Bradley Chapel located in Fort Hill Cemetery.  Burial will be at Fort Hill Cemetery.  Local arrangements are

with the Cheche Funeral Home, 1778 Clark Street, Auburn, New York 13021.

 

Contributions can be made in memory of Wharton to the Owasco Fire Department.  7174 Owasco Rd, Auburn, NY 13021

 

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