Melva L. Greene, 62, city schools administrator

February 14, 2005

Melva L. Greene, a retired Baltimore City public schools administrator, died of cancer Feb. 6 at the Woodlawn home of a friend where she was receiving medical care. She was 62.

Born Melva Lee Powell in Baltimore and raised in West Baltimore, she was a 1960 Western High School graduate and earned an education degree from what is now Towson University and a master's degree from Loyola College in Maryland. She also studied at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Mrs. Green retired from Baltimore City public schools in 2002, with 38 years of service as an educator and supervisor. She taught at Edgewood, Harford Heights and Dickey Hill elementary schools, and later became a science and mathematics coordinator at school headquarters on North Avenue.

Services were Saturday at Union Baptist Church, where she was a member.

Survivors include a stepdaughter, Karen Horton; a brother, John Demby; a sister, Ellen Price, all of Baltimore; and a grandson. Her husband, Leon Greene, an accountant, died more than 20 years ago.

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