BANGOR – James William Green, 88, passed away June 9, 2006, at his home. He was born on Nov. 14, 1917, raised in Orono and attended Orono schools where he played varsity baseball. Jim left high school to join the CCC’s. He was assigned to a New Hampshire unit and for three years worked on ski trails and roads in Vermont and Northern New Hampshire. He joined the Army during World War II and served as a sergeant in Europe and the South Pacific. During the war, he met his beloved wife, Jessie Wharton Green. They married and had five children. Mr. Green came home to Maine and worked for the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad as a brakeman and conductor. He retired in 1978 and enjoyed his lengthy retirement. Mr. and Mrs. Green became snowbirds, eventually residing in Kissimmee and Zephyrhills, Fla. They returned to Maine in 2001. As a boy, Mr. Green caddied at the Penobscot Valley Country Club and took up the game as a player in his late 30s. He had a tremendous short game and could be an amazing putter. He won club championships at Kenduskeag Valley and Bangor Muni, the latter coming in a 36 hole match in which Mr. Green rallied from four holes down to win on the 37th hole. His best friends were golfers and railroad men. He had a regular foursome that included Phil Ward, Whitey Wallace and Pepper Mooney. He regularly gathered with his railroad buddies for coffee. He was devoted to his wife, Jessie, who passed away May 14, 2001. He is survived by their five children, Thomas of Dothan, Ala., James Frederick of Hermon, Julia of Bangor, William of Cumberland and Marcia Green Doyle of Worcester, Mass. One of his seven grandchildren, James C. Green lives in Etna. Mr. Green also had two great-grandchildren including, James M. Green of Etna. A graveside service will be held Monday afternoon at Mount Hope Cemetery in Bangor. Friends and relatives are invited to meet 2:45 p.m. in the Superintendent’s Office. The Rev. Robert T. Carlson will preside. In lieu of flowers, Mr. Green hoped that people would send flowers to someone they love. Arrangements are under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home.