Obituary of Sean Patrick Green
On September 11, 1959 Sean Patrick Green was born to Charles (’91 Preceded in death) and Patricia Green. The 3rd of six children; Sandra, Scott, Shannon, Stacey and Shane.
Lakeside was Sean’s home and Eucalyptus Hills/East County were his playground from youth to young adulthood. Whether it was riding bikes ‘til dinner with buddies (still to this day), caring for donkeys and horses at home, or helping clean friends yards so they could all play, he loved his life.
Sean was born to be a part of the heavy equipment industry and from a young age worked with his father. Jumping the fence of his Jr. High School right into what would be the beginning of Chuck Green & Assoc., Inc.
After graduating from El Capital High School, he worked all over with Max Rouse and Sons and when the phone call came, he got in his VW van and traveled the country. “Been to every state in the union”, he’d say and proud to have done it, but in ’84 it was time to “get to work” and came home to help run CGA, Inc.
In 1985, Sean met the love of his life, Carla (Miller) and in ’88 they married. They settled in the area of El Monte Valley in Lakeside in ’89, where Green Acres was established and Sean was in his element; working outside whenever possible, lots of land, running equipment and readying a HOME for his family.
Four years later with the addition of three beautiful “Green Girls”, Sean’s favorite title was “Daddy”. Now he had four girls to love and spoil and that’s just what he did.
Sean and his family were active parishioners of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church/School in Lakeside and could be seen in many facets to help their lifelong church succeed.
Sean loved his TV; mini-series, movies, most all sporting events BUT football was by far his favorite. From a young age (in fall), Sundays consisted of church and football and as long as the Chargers were in San Diego, his wife Carla, their daughters and friends proudly continued the Sunday tradition. Turn of events on that day could make or break his week. So when the Chargers left for L.A., Sean and Carla found a new football “home” in Green Bay and for four seasons endured the “frozen tundra” and loved every minute of it.
Sean was a simple, honest, hard-working, fun-loving, “host of the party”, old-school business -minded, patient, tolerant, a handshake means everything, don’t mess with my girls kind of guy. Succeeding wasn’t always easy for Sean but he made it look like it was and in ’91 after the passing of his father, Sean took over CGA, Inc. where he continued the legacy and maintained the reputation and respect for 30 years. The construction industry mourns an icon now, he was best known for his “one of the old guys” work ethic and will be hugely missed!
Best remembered for his fitted jeans, well-pressed collared shirts and boots, Sean was tall and lean and he always thought it wrong not to stay in good shape when he was given a head start. So 4 a.m. workouts were a constant and an inspiration to many.
Being an athlete by nature, when his girls started sports, there weren’t many matches or meets he missed and you always knew the team he was rooting for by the attire he donned and
“you’ve got this” was what his daughters could hear from near or far.
Sean and Carla were equally partial to athletics and would always try to get in a good walk/hike/bike ride during their memory-making getaways together. It didn’t matter if it was a night downtown or Bora Bora, being together was it and if there was music, watch out!
Sean loved his daughters but his wife…..he was IN LOVE WITH and everyone that knew him or saw them together was well aware of this deeply committed couple. He always said, “she makes me a better person” but everyone knows, they set the standard and for 36 years it showed!
For no matter what obstacle was placed in front of Sean he not only stated it but believed,
“It’s All Good!”
So when you ride bikes on the boardwalk, run a piece of equipment, walk through Main St. at Disneyland, have a seat at the bar and order a “pint” or simply sit in the backyard of your home reaping the benefits of ALL your blood, sweat and tears, take your glass, look up and “cheers” to this man, Slainte Sean Patrick Green Slainte!
Sean is survived by his wife Carla, daughters/sons by choice, Shea and Ryan, Cayla and Brett, McKenzi and Ryan and the little boy that made him “GrandDad”, Henry Patrick Wiegand.
The Celebration of Sean’s Life will be held on Friday, January 28th at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Lakeside at 10:00 AM.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Sean Green, please visit Tribute Store