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JAMES WHITNEY GREENE

October 13, 2011

James Whitney Greene of Camden, ME, formerly of Denver, CO, passed away at Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport, ME on October 2, 2011. He was 66.

He was born on June 14, 1945 in Pasadena, CA to James Robert Greene and Mary Elizabeth Whitney Greene. He lived with his family in Mexico City where his father was employed by the Foreign Service before moving to Fair Haven, NJ in 1955.

He attended Rumson Fair Haven Regional High School in Rumson, NJ and Amherst College in Amherst, MA.

Jim received his J.D. degree from the University of Denver College of Law in December 1975. He served as general counsel and secretary for the Gary-Williams Energy Corporation in Denver until 1999. Jim was an active member of the Denver Democratic Party. He was also a volunteer tutor at the Greenlee Elementary School and a member of the Inverness Golf Club.

In 2004, he moved to Camden.

A family statement reads: “Jim was a good traveler. He was deeply curious about different regions, cultures and ideas, and particularly enjoyed traveling in the Southwestern U.S., visiting its pueblos and cities and collecting artwork of the region. He was loved and will be missed.”

Jim is survived by his father in Fair Haven; his ex-wife and friend Leslie Speed in Baltimore, MD; his sisters Jennifer Caroline Greene in Urbana, IL, Margaret Hamill and husband Ted Keller in Taos, NM and Mary Greene in Narrowsburg, NY; five nieces and nephews; four great nieces and nephews; aunts and numerous cousins; and several close friends.

He is predeceased by his mother.

Cremation took place at Pine Grove Crematorium, Bangor, ME. Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.