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SHELBY, N.C.-Bob Greene, who had worked for CUNA at one time in addition to a number of leagues and credit unions, died of a heart attack last month at his home. Greene, 71, moved around the country during his career working for credit unions, but was born and passed away near Shelby, N.C. He began his career at the Virginia Credit Union League in 1960, his son Joe Greene recounted. At the end of the `60s, he became the managing director of Fort Belvoir Federal Credit Union in Virginia, but moved on in a couple of years to become CUNA’s education director in its Madison office. After about three years at CUNA, the late Greene became the managing director of the North Carolina Credit Union League for about two years. He eventually settled as president of Bellwood Federal Credit Union in Richmond, Va., until he retired in 1983. Following his retirement, his son said, Greene served as an auditor for the Georgia Credit Union League and then served as a general auditor and consultant. Joe Greene, who sometimes joined his father at work on the weekends when he was a child, said the thing that kept his father in the credit union movement for his entire career was “the principle of credit union members making up the credit union and service to the members.” Like the original credit union symbol of the little man with the umbrella, the late Greene was for the little guy, he said.

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