Anthony Green Sr., 55, ran home improvement firm

March 09, 2004

Anthony Green Sr., founder and former owner of a Baltimore home improvement company, died of respiratory failure Friday at Sinai Hospital. He was 55.

Mr. Green was born and raised on Orleans Street and was a 1968 graduate of the old Fairmont Hills Junior-Senior High School in East Baltimore. He served as an Army cook in Germany from 1969 to 1972.

After completing his carpenter apprenticeship, he established the Anthony Green Home Improvement Co. in 1975. He closed the business and retired because of failing health in 1999.

"He loved tinkering and particularly liked making kitchen and stereo cabinets. He could design and build a kitchen or construct a house," said a brother, Charles L. Green of Baltimore.

He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed following the Orioles and the Coppin State College basketball team. He was also active in local Democratic party fund-raisers, family members said.

Mr. Green was a communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Joseph H. Brown Funeral Home, 2140 N. Fulton St.

Mr. Green is also survived by two sons, Anthony Green Jr. and Christopher Green, both of Baltimore; a daughter, Denise Green Anthony of Topeka, Kan.; his mother, Penny Green of Baltimore; another brother, Eugene Green of Baltimore; a sister, Grace Green Tims of Baltimore; three stepbrothers, George Shackleford, Ralph Shackleford and Rick Talabon, all of Baltimore; and eight stepsisters, Brenda Carney, Joan Swan, Mary Surrette, Barbara Shackleford, Cheryl Strickland, Juanita Robinson, Sharon Rabb, and Janelle Robinson, all of Baltimore. His marriage ended in divorce.

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