Thornton F. Green, a retired IRS tax specialist and World War II veteran, died June 29 of pancreatic cancer at his Annapolis home. He was 91.
Mr. Green, the son of government workers, was born in Wellsboro, Pa., and raised in Riverdale.
After graduating in 1939 from McKinley Technology High School in Washington, Mr. Green attended the University of Maryland, College Park.
Because of the impending war, he earned a bachelor's degree in economics and accounting in 1943 in an accelerated wartime program.
Mr. Green enlisted in the Army and served in Europe at VIII Corps headquarters. He participated in the campaigns for Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes Rhineland and Central Europe.
After being discharged with the rank of private at war's end, he joined the audit review operations of the Bureau of Internal Revenue.
He later transferred to the IRS' Corporate Tax Ruling Division and retired in 1981. For his work, Mr. Green was presented the Albert Gallatin Award from the secretary of the treasury.
The former Adelphi resident, who moved to Annapolis in 2000, had been active in Boy Scout Troop 732 in Adelphi and also various community projects.
During his retirement, Mr. Green volunteered with the Caring Network at Heritage Harbour Senior Community, driving patients to personal and medical appointments.
He was a communicant of St. John Neumann Roman Catholic Church in Annapolis.
He was a stamp collector, golfer, and an avid Orioles and Ravens fan.
"It wasn't uncommon for him to be listening to two games on the radio at once," said his wife of 59 years, the former Barbara Grimmel.
Services are private.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Green is survived by three sons, Michael Green of Annapolis, George Green of Vienna, Va., and Lawrence Green of Cary, N.C.; two daughters, Carolyn Bean of Columbia and Aldora Dabbs of Salisbury, N.C.; and 10 grandchildren.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun