Dr. Quentin Lafayette Green, 94, died at his ranch home in Chuluota FL early Sunday morning,
February 19, 2017.
Quentin was born November 27, 1922 in Grosse Pointe Michigan and was the second of two children to Alice Brandt and Oscar Lafayette Green. He had an older brother, Robert Allen Green.
Due to economic difficulties during the Great Depression, the family left Grosse Pointe. During Quentin’s childhood and teen years the family moved around the country frequently. During those years they spent some time in Orlando where he attended St. James School. While at St. James, Quentin met Joe Caruso of Bluebird Citrus. The two became best friends and eventually lifelong friends when Quentin returned to the Orlando area to settle down and raise a family.
Quentin joined the military and was a Medic in World War II. After the war he attended school receiving his M.D. degree from Baylor University in 1948. He studied surgical residency in Houston under the tutelages of two renowned medical pioneers, Dr. Michael E. DeBakey and Dr. Denton Cooley.
In 1952 Dr. Green was called into service for the Korean War where he served as a Flight Surgeon until 1954. During his tour of duty he contracted polio and lost the use of his legs. However, he recovered and returned to active duty. He was discharged as a Lieutenant Commander.
After returning state-side, Dr. Green obtained an interim OB-GYN residency at Queen of Angels Hospital in Los Angeles, CA. In 1955 he began a 3-year residency at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, LA.
While in his last year of Charity Hospital residency he married Marian Miller of New Orleans. Upon completion of his residency in 1958, Dr. Green decided to move to Orlando, FL, choosing over Orange County California and Dallas/Fort-Worth TX. Dr. Green and his wife had 6 children.
Dr. Green was a forward thinker and saw the growth potential of Central Florida. With this same forward thinking he started a computer medical billing company in 1970 and became one of the first of its kind to incorporate computers into private medical practices.
An avid community leader, Dr. Green founded the Drug Abuse Council of Orange County in Orlando. Eventually, he donated his home, formerly occupied by the family, to the Council, where it was named the “Green House” in honor of its founder. Deeply concerned with the trends of lower education standards and higher taxes, he ran unsuccessfully for the offices of Orange County School Board and Orange County Tax Collector in 1968 and 1976, respectively.
As a result of his wonderful summers at his grand parent’s home in southern Illinois, Dr. Green purchased Big Oaks Ranch in Chuluota, FL where he raised cattle. Being a private pilot, he later added an airstrip making it a private airport. In his later years, Big Oaks was his home until his death.
In his spare time, he authored 6 books.
- 4 nutritional books; A Diet for OB’s and the Obese Husband (1964), The Orlando Lifestyle (1976), The Orlando Diet for Your Lifestyle with the Universal Factor (2001) and the Oxymoron Cookbook (2010).
- 1 political book: One Taxpayer’s Revolt: A book about the IRS and other *SOBs [Situations of Business] (1974).
- 1 religion book, his final one: The Cosmic Religion (2011)
Dr. Green is survived by Marian Miller Green the mother of his 6 children; Raymond Michael Green (spouse Suzanne Green), Peggy Green, Richard Brandt Green, Christopher Lindley Green, Quentin Lafayette Green II (spouse Betsy Green) and Robert Allen Green; his 6 grand children Kayla, Raines & Eliza Green (Raymond); Colin and Alexandra Green (Richard) and Quentin Green III (Quentin II).
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to “The Russell Home For Atypical Children”, 510 Holden Avenue, Orlando, FL 32839.
The “Memory Celebration”, for family and friends of the family, is Saturday, Feb 25, from 11am to 1pm at University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Avenue, Winter Park FL, 32789.
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