Town-Patrick Michael Green passed away Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, at his home in Organ Cave, WV.
Patrick was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1954.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Margaret (Margy) Level Green; his two brothers, David Green and Mike (Candy) Green of Omaha, Nebraska. Patrick is also survived by nephews, Randy (Heather) Green and their children Tyler and Megan, Scott (Tammy) Green and their children Georgie, Gigi, Gemma and Gehrig; and his niece, Sara and Kendal Keysor and their children Tristan, Ava and Collin. Patrick is also survived by sisters-in-law, Juanita “Pinky” (Ken) Johnson and Joanna “Joey” (Joe) Delaquil; and brother-in-law, David (Kay) Level and their families. Also surviving are sister-in-law, Barbara Level, and brothers-in-law, Duane Neely and Wayne Helms, Wayne’s children and their families.
After high school, Patrick moved to Colorado, then Oakland and then Poway, CA. From gold dredging to ski instruction, College courses and ocean sports, always embracing life. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from California State University at Long Beach. After graduating, Patrick had worked creating neon, light sculpture and special effects for the film and music video industries in Los Angeles, plus the Imagination Pavilion at Epcot Center in Orlando. In recent years he retired from the Homestead Resort where he had worked for 11 years. Before moving to West Virginia, Patrick had worked for Summer Hill Developers in Palo Alto, California.
Patrick was an accomplished storyteller with an entertaining, outgoing personality. His many recollections of triumphant deeds, hilarious misadventures and genuinely human moments spoke volumes of his authentic affection for those around him in daily life. Patrick had a great laugh and sense of humor that was infectious around friends and strangers alike. He could strike up a conversation with almost everyone he met, making a lasting impression and gaining yet another admirer.
Patrick was a keen observer of the human condition, with an exuberance and deepseated compassion, he watched another’s folly with deliberate intensity; always amazed and always intrigued. Inspired sculptor, lover of cats, he was an individual who infused delight into the most mundane times. Patrick was always supportive, sometimes exasperating, never wavering and his unique spirit will be missed.
A small private memorial service was held in mid-January. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to any Arts organizations in memory of Patrick.