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“Herb Green was and still is my hero! His boundless energy, enthusiasm and intellectual rigor infused all our conversations. Not to be overlooked...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Arlene Chasek - New Providence, NJ

“We shall all miss your enthusiasm for educating young people. It was always a pleasure to work with you. ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Marylin A Hulme - Branchburg,, NJ

“I first met Herb in 2004, when I joined the League of Women Voters of Plainfield. His warmth and humor were captivating, and his deep commitment to...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Rebecca Williams - Plainfield, NJ

“My deepest condolences to to you and your family in your time of anguish. May God comfort you in His loving embrace. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Eddie Currie - PLAINFIELD, NJ

“I first met Herb in the summer of 1944 when we were brand new plebes at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Herb was my roommate for that first year...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Betty & Harry Belflower - Bowie, MD

“Herb was one of the kindest, thoughtful gentleman in everyway. His warmth and charm was only enhanced by his intelligence. I taught at Clinton School...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Rita Blau Goldstein - NJ

“Herb was one of the most solidly based and morally intentioned thinkers about education that I have ever known. It was a great privilege to call him...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Fred J. Abbate - Moorestown, NJ

“Hello Marge: Amelia and I are deeply saddened at the passing of your beloved Herb, whom we all loved dearly and respected tremendously. Our prayers...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Adrian & Amelia Mapp - Plainfield, NJ


Herbert T. Green, 87, died Friday, November 9, 2012 at his home in Planfield. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he resided in Plainfield since 1957. Mr. Green was a 1948 graduate of the US Naval Academy and a veteran of World War II. After being discharged from the Navy, he started his career as the sports director for Channel 13. He continued his career in television as general manager of Channel 13 and later, Channel 47. He was the founder and director of SchoolWatch and the Public Education Institute. He had a longtime affiliation with Rutgers University. He retired as the Director of Public Education Institute in 2011. He was active in community affairs in Plainfield most of his life, having served two terms on the Plainfield Board of Education. He was the first man to serve as President of the Plainfield League of Woman Voters, and office he held again 30 years later. He was PTA President at several Plainfield Schools and a volunteer with Resident Readers at Plainfield elementary schools. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Braverman Green; two sons, Charles M. Green and Joseph B. Green (and his wife, Janice); five grandchildren, Joshua, Matthew, Jennifer, Brian and Julianne; and his nephew, Daniel. A memorial service will be held at the Emerson School in Plainfield on Saturday, January 12th, at 2 PM. Arrangements are by Memorial Funeral Home in Fanwood. Those who wish may make memorial donations to the Plainfield Area Humane Society or the educational organization of the donor's choosing. For additional information or to sign the guestbook, visit www.fanwoodmemorial.com.

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