Molly Elisabeth Greene, 42, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Columbus, Ohio, on May 21, 2021. Molly grew up in Cleveland Heights and graduated from Cleveland Heights High School in 1996. Her glorious voice soared as a member of Mr. Thomas’s Singers there.
After secondary school, Molly traveled to Greece with her mother and younger sister Libby. She then traveled through Mexico and Costa Rica with friends and enjoyed learning to speak and read Spanish. When Molly moved to Charleston, South Carolina, to be near a beautiful ocean, she earned an Associates of Arts degree at Trident Technical College.
She transferred those credits and earned more toward her Bachelor of Arts degree at the Ohio State University, when she and her older brother Caspian worked together in restaurant service and bartending in Columbus.
Molly had many gifts and talents: among the best were being a skilled swimmer and lifeguard who enjoyed ocean-snorkeling; writing music and poetry, playing guitar with passion; painting and decorating; and, most meaningfully, helping others, especially people struggling with addiction.
So loved for her sweetness and generosity, her beautiful smile and infectious laughter, Molly brightened the lives of everyone who ever knew her.
Molly was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Everitt and Aileen Morley, paternal grandfather Lewis Gross, adoptive paternal grandparents Edward and Betty Greene, and close friend, Jesse Mlada.
Molly is the beloved daughter of Maureen Morley and Ronald Gross; precious granddaughter of paternal grandmother Rose Gross; adopted daughter of Doug Greene; cherished partner of Brian “Pete” Peterson; treasured sister of Caspian Greene (Antionette Luzano), Libby Greene (Trent), Erin Gerrity Fry, and Kai Winthrop; much-loved niece of Marion “Mel” Kupchik (Brian), Bill Morley (Karen), Michael Morley (Sandy), Peter Morley (Debbie), Christine Gross, Shantih Shantih Kaur Khalsa, Michael Gross, Millie Gross (Steffi), and Jolie McDonald; dear cousin of Steve (Jill), John (Karen), Ellie (James), Kristine (Scott), Christopher, Jennifer (Eric), Rev. Fr. James Morley, and Stephanie; and prized friend of many.
A memorial service was held June 12, 2021, at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Bay Village, Ohio.
Memorial contributions in Molly’s honor may be given to either of the following nonprofits or similar organizations: Columbus Humane and Our Centers – The LCADA Way.