MONROE TOWNSHIP - DAVID MARTIN GREEN passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021, at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. He was 94 years old.
Born in Akron, OH, Dave resided in Colonia, NJ until settling in Monroe Township 23 years ago. A lifelong learner with a passion for history and politics, Dave earned his Bachelors' Degree in history and went on to achieve a Master's in political science from Montclair State College. He taught high school honors history and social studies for the Union Township Public Schools for 29 years, retiring in 1992. Along the way, he earned a William Robertson Coe Fellowship in History and American Studies. Dave was also a resident instructor on Holocaust studies, and a member of the Governor's Original Commission on Teaching of the Holocaust. Dave hosted survivors on the subject and brought awareness to hundreds of students through the years about this tragic chapter in history. He was kind, enlightening and intensely dedicated to his craft and his students. Former students have reported that they were inspired to enter the field because of Mr. Green. Dave was an avid reader and enjoyed playing multiple sports, including semi-pro baseball in his youth and bowling with his team until the age of 91! He also had a deep-rooted passion for the Yankees and the Giants. Funny, kind, generous, Dave was quite simply a GOOD man who brought profound good to others, along with abundant joy and love. He leaves a void in so many hearts, including his beloved dog Max, who misses him deeply.
Those who survive to cultivate their beautiful memories of Dave are his wife Barbara (Seiff); of 62 years; his two daughters and their husbands, Beth Porter and Jim, of Belle Mead, NJ, and Lori Koval and John, of Hockessin, DE; and four grandchildren, Jeremy and Daniel Porter, and Samuel and Julia Koval. The youngest child of four, Dave is pre-deceased by a brother, Leo Green, and two sisters Fay Stein and Esther Baum.
Dave was a congregant of Congregation Beit Shalom, Monroe Township.
Funeral services were entrusted to MOUNT SINAI MEMORIAL CHAPELS, East Brunswick. To leave a message of condolence please the 'Tributes' page.
Dave was known for his extensive support of multiple charities, particularly those with a focus on animals. Memorial contributions may be made in Dave's honor to the Humane Society of the United States, 1255 23rd Street, NW, Suite 450 Washington, DC 20037 or online at https://secure.humanesociety.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=splash&s_src=ad_gg_120727562_7704793562_415416211831_the%20humane%20society%20of%20the%20united%20states&gclid=CjwKCAjwg4-EBhBwEiwAzYAlsgr88xFBivBt7ZZXXVfU8OgOYvqGLsbGST_I7r60NFrkVFzV-X9ffhoCuRsQAvD_BwE or to The American Cancer Society at https://donate3.cancer.org/?lang=en&_ga=2.27076221.1126662368.1619109436-57837039.1619109436
Dear Mrs. Green,
I was a student in Mr. Green's 2nd period history class my senior year at Union High School. He gave me a very strong interest in WWII History and I loved being in his class. He also wrote a beautiful message in my year book when I graduated in 1965.
I want to express my Deepest Sympathy to you and your family. He lived a long life and made a great impact on his students. Sincerely, Valerie (Miller) Smith
Barbara,I was so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Dave & I had some fond memories. He was a trusted fiend & I will miss him.
John & Nancy Valli