Roslyn Green, formerly of Upper Nyack, New York and Piermont, New York, passed away peacefully on April 13 from natural causes at the Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital in New York City, across the street from the Amsterdam Nursing Home where she had been a resident the past few years. She was 96.
While she lived in Rockland she was the wife of Murray Green and together they founded The Ford Products Corporation of Valley Cottage, New York, a once thriving manufacturer of oil and solar heating HVAC products and owner of the Carlin Company that is still in existence today.
She was born on Feb. 24, 1924, in New York City and educated primarily at the Cherry Lawn School in Darien after the loss of her affluent parents, Lewis and Jennifer Kaye, at the age of 11 and 13. She was the salutatorian of her high school class and went on to become one of the first women admitted to and to attend the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania before transferring into the merchandising program of nearby Drexel University.
During her life, she survived the Great Depression and World War II to find success with her husband in Rockland County at a time when manufacturing was a significant contributor to the local economy.
Ever interested in learning and the arts, she took courses in her 70s leading to a Certificate in Landscape Architecture from the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. She was active in improving homes in the Nyacks into her 80s.
A loving wife, mother and grandmother she leaves behind a daughter, Alison Green of New York City, and son, Charles Green of Miami; along with a grandson, Kevin Green, also of Miami.
The family requests that any donations be to The Murray Green Fund of the Nyack Boat Club, Nyack, NY in support of young sailors wishing to represent Nyack as global ambassadors of the Hudson Valley.
— This obituary, from Weinstein Memorial Chapels, previously was published by the Journal-News.