Friday, October 10, 2003
Memorial Service to Be Held on Saturday for Warren G. Greene, Late Superior Court Judge
By a MetNews Staff Writer
A memorial service will be held Saturday afternoon for Judge Warren G. Greene, who died Tuesday, Los Angeles Superior Court North Valley District Supervising Judge Alice C. Hill said yesterday.
Hill recalled Greene as a “valued colleague, friend and judicial office,” describing the late judge as “among our most beloved here in the North Valley.”
“He was the glue to our collegiality here.”
Greene died during a bronchoscopy at City of Hope Medical Center in Duarte. A statement released by his family said the judge suffered uncontrollable bleeding during the procedure.
The judge had been diagnosed with leukemia, Hill noted, and had developed a lung infection probably related to his reduced resistance. But his disease had been in remission and he had hoped to resume hearing cases.
He had been off the bench and undergoing treatment since early August, Hill said, and plans had been made for him to receive a stem cell transplant from his identical twin brother, a Northern California physician.
She explained that she and other North Valley Branch judicial officers had lunch with Greene Sept. 26.
“He looked wonderful, and he seemed to be feeling well,” the supervising judge said. “This is truly a devastating loss for us.”
Greene is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter.
The memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Pasadena at 500 E. Colorado Blvd. Family members asked in their statement that donations to the City of Hope Memorial Fund in the judge’s name be made in lieu of sending flowers.
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