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Myron Greene, former Miami instructor, dies Oct. 18

12/10/2008

Myron F. Greene, 68, of Oxford died Oct. 18 after a lengthy battle with Parkinson's disease. Greene was a systems analysis instructor at Miami University from 1977 until his retirement in 1983.

Prior to joining Miami's faculty, Greene was a systems consultant for Management Decision Development Corp. in Fairfield and senior systems analyst for Champion International in Hamilton.

Throughout his retirement from Miami, Greene remained in contact with his colleagues in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. In 2000, Osama Ettouney, chair and professor of mechanical and manufacturing engineering, along with four Miami physics students, designed mechanisms and furnishings for Greene's home that helped him control appliances and get around more easily.

After a semester of research, the students developed several proposals and presented them to Greene. Greene and the students decided on a new hospital-style bed, a cabinet fitting over the bed that held writing materials and medications, and two remote control boxes that operated Greene's lights, stereo, air conditioner, thermostat and television.

At the time Greene received his new equipment, he remarked that "(The design project) will make things better when the disease advances."

Private funeral services were held at Smith & Ogle Funeral Home, Oxford.

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