Harold J. “The Boss” Greene

December 9, 1929 - December 13, 2019


Harold James Greene, age 90, of Middletown, Delaware departed this life on Friday, December 13, 2019.

Born in Philadelphia, PA on December 9, 1929, he was the youngest son of the late Elmore and Myrtle (Williams) Greene. His three brothers and one sister also preceded him in death.

Harold was baptized at an early age when a member of Second Macedonia Baptist Church in Philadelphia PA, where his father served as a Deacon until his death.  He was educated in the Philadelphia Public School system graduating from Murrell Dobbins Vocational High School where he majored in carpentry.

Harold worked as a residential and commercial painter with a keen eye for detail. He was a talented craftsman who could design and build anything and do any kind of contracting work. Over the years several family members sought Harold to paint and do various contracting projects in their homes/businesses.  He was always ready to give advice and his opinion whether about contractor upgrades or fixes, or politics and history. 

An avid Philadelphia sports fan, if not working he could always be found watching the Eagles, 76ers or Phillies. Harold also enjoyed watching those vintage western movies. Above all, Harold loved his family and insisted on enlisting his grandsons and nephews as his apprentices, and strictly enforced his high calibrator work ethic and accountability! 

He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife of 52 years, Elizabeth (Bowie) Greene; two daughters from his first marriage, Janice Greene Thurman and Sandra Greene Saunders; four grandchildren, Bryant Greene, Anthony Greene, Allen LeGare, Jr. (Tasha) and Sarah White (Kevin); and five great grandchildren, Bria Greene, Leya LeGare, Aleil LeGare, Aiden LeGare and Autumn White, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:30 am until 11:30 am on Saturday, December 21, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE 19709, where a funeral service will begin at 11:30 am.

Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Harold’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, http://act.alz.org/goto/alwaysbestcarephilly     


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20 Condolences for Harold J. “The Boss” Greene

  • Thanks you for allowing us to care for you. You will missed “Boss” rest well. The ABC- Wilmington Team.

  • My prayers and condolences are lifted up for you and your family Bryant.

  • Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day…unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear. Sometimes they say things to you through signs, through scents on the air, through songs you hear or through the breeze that flows around you…you feel the love they had for you…God Bless

  • Rest in eternal peace Mr. Greene. You fought a good fight. Now go and get your rest.
    Sorrowfully submitted,
    June Foster

  • Harold J. The Boss Greene 😘You May be gone yet never forgotten. R.I.P.🕊🕊🕊🕊Love you and Miss you 😘😘💕💕

  • My sincere condolences to your family. Pop pop will forever be in your heart and mind. That’s the true meaning of everlasting love and life. As long as he’s remembered he will live thru you always. Love you guys and God bless.

  • So sorry for your loss. May he rest in God’s arms.

  • With our deepest heart felt condolences, we are sorry for your loss. Treasure the great memories he left and his legacy that he loved. Peace and blessings.

  • Our sincere condolences and prayers to the Greene family. Please know our hearts and prayers are with you during this time of bereavement and we pray that our Lord and Savior will sustain you during this time.
    The Potts Family

  • Bryant, you and your family have my deepest sympathy. I can only imagine what you must be feeling. He taught you well. What a great legacy Mr. Greene is leaving behind. I know Chubby will miss him terribly. May the Lord bring you comfort in your time of bereavement. The Boss is with THE BOSS now. God is proud of how you loved, respected and cherished your grandfather. Job well done! May he rest in paradise. God bless you.

  • Dear Aunt Chubby, my deepest condolences to you & family. I will miss his candid participation in discussions! May Uncle Harold Rest In Peace eternally! Love you, Roberta

  • Sending prayers and condolences as you celebrate the life of your beloved husband, father, grandfather and Uncle! May you find comfort in the many happy moments shared. God Bless!

  • Hi Bryant, my prayers are with you and your family. May Pop Pop
    aka “THE BOSS” rest comfortably in the arms of our father in heaven. I remember dancing with your Pop Pop at the Christmas Party at the African American Museum, we really had a great time and his smile and warm nature simply warmed my heart! It was always a pleasure to see him! Rest Well Pop Pop!

  • So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady. Loved her very much. Traveling for holidays but you will be in my prayers on Friday. Patty, she was one special lady.

  • Dear Bryant, Allen and Family
    May the love and joy that you shared with your love one forever remain in your hearts.
    Deepest sympathy,
    Gwendolyn Satterwhite

  • Even though I didn’t know him long I came to love Mr Greene, he was really outspoken and meant what he said when he said it. He is truly missed. With love Rochelle ❤️

  • Ms Greene you don’t know me but I work with your niece Jacki. she’s talked about you and “uncle” Harold often and I feel as though I do know you both. Please know that you have my heart felt sympathy in the lost of your dear husband.

  • TEARS can heal,
    Memories. Can comfert
    But love lives on forever

  • Love and Respect , Thanks for all you’ve added to my life . You’ll be truly missed , sorrowfully submitted , Your Nephew James H. Bowie ☝️❤️💯

  • Uncle Harold was a force to be reckoned with. He set a strong example for many generations that will succeed him in this like. I personally am grateful for the positive influence he had on my life.
    Rest In Peace Uncle Harold.