George Greene is the longtime husband of Molly F. Greene -a nonprofit co-founder who tragically died over the weekend.
George’s wife is said to have drowned during a family vacation in the Bahamas, according to a report. According to a statement from the Diocese of South Carolina in Charleston “Molly died in an accidental drowning earlier today in the Bahamas. Many in our Diocesan community know the Greenes.”
She was the co-founder of Water Mission and dedicated her life to supplying clean drinking water in disaster areas and developing countries. Molly was 71.
Molly Feemster Greene and husband George Greene, founded Water Mission in 2001 after learning of the conditions in Honduras following Hurricane Mitch. The couple was married for decades.
In addition to her husband, George Greene, Molly is survived by the couple’s three children; two sons and a daughter including son George C. Greene, IV.
George Greene and his wife founded the organization in North Charleston to combat the global water crisis by designing, building, and implementing safe water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions.
According to the company, as of the beginning of this year, Water Mission has helped 4 million people in 55 countries.
According to his LinkedIn, George Greene attended Ocala High School from 1959 until 1962. He went to University of Florida for his BS -Chemical Engineering, obtained a Masters Degree -Chemical Engineering from Columbia University NYC; and also earned a PhD -Chemical Engineering from Tulane University.
Prior to Water Mission, he worked for Lurgi, Inc. in Germany and Exxon. He also served as the founder and CEO of General Engineering Laboratories in South Carolina.
George C. Greene III is currently listed on the nonprofit’s website as the Co-founder and CEO. The couple’s son, George C. Greene IV -serves as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Water Mission.