Eugene 'Tweedy''s Story
Eugene 'Tweedy' Greene, 60, a lifelong resident of the Tuscarora Indian Mission, Lewiston, New York, passed away in Cocoa Beach, Florida on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017. Born in Niagara Falls, he was the son of Elva (Jacobs) Greene and the late Eugene A. Greene.
Tweedy graduated from Niagara Wheatfield Senior High School in 1974 and attended BOCES. He served in the United States Army in 1982 until his honorable discharge in 1985, returning home thereafter. He received the Army Achievement Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and Expert Medals for the M-16 and M-60.
Tweedy was a proud member of the Bay of Quinte Mohawk Bear Clan and was employed for a short time at the Seneca Niagara Casino. His true passion was being an active member of the Pow Wow circuit up and down the east coast, traveling to art festivals and entering his one of kind bone, stone, drum and antler pieces, which won many awards and were acclaimed many times over.
In addition to his mother, Tweedy is survived by his daughter, Erin (Jim) Chapman; grandchildren, Owen, Wiley, Michael and Chase; siblings, Effie (Manny) Greene-Yellow, George (Anita) Greene; step-children, Rachel Moody-Moyer and Heather Moody; as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and his dear friends.
Above all, Tweedy was blessed to have met the absolute love of his life, Susan Winkley, who he was able to share the last few years of both of their lives together. If there were two people more suited and made for each other, it was them. Watching them together, you could see the love radiating between their souls and it was thought that they were going to live together 'til a ripe old age.
If you have any memories or testimonials of Tweedy, please feel free to share them at the service. Don't forget - he was a friend of Bill W., but believed sometimes you had to get off the wagon to grease the wheels, then hop back on.
Visitation will be on Friday, March 31st from 12-2 PM at the Tuscarora Indian Mission Church, 5035 Walmore Road, Sanborn, NY, where funeral services will follow at 2 PM. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Tweedy truly believed in Indian Time, so your "seester" stayed true to your wishes.
Visit mjcoluccifuneralchapel.com for register.
Published on March 29, 2017