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Dr. Edward Anthony Geiser

Dr. Edward Anthony Geiser, age 72
Dr. Edward A. Geiser of Gainesville, Florida, passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, with his wife at his side and after a valiant battle with cancer. He was 72.
Ed was born on September 8, 1944 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the only child to Edward and Matilda Geiser. He attended and cherished his years at St. Xavier High School with his cousin, Tony Michel.
Ed attended Xavier University for undergraduate and graduate work in Physics, and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He served as an internist in the United States Air Force, achieving the rank of Major.
Ed married Amy Raasch on June 20, 1969, and settled in Gainesville in 1978. He worked as a research and clinical cardiologist at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida from 1978 to 2012. He was an integral part of the development of the Cardiac Ultrasound program. He especially enjoyed working with experts in other departments of the University to ensure a multidisciplinary approach to his research. He was a trusted mentor to many, always willing to share his knowledge. Dr. Geiser was a “Shuttle Doc” for the NASA Space Shuttle Program, was a prominent member of the American College of Cardiology, and served as President of National Board of Echocardiography. He played a significant role in the development of standards of qualification for cardiac imaging.
Dr. Geiser had many hobbies and passions, including painting, pottery, photography, hunting fossils, woodworking, furniture making, enjoying martinis, sailing, working in his bonsai garden, and later, violin making and creating illuminated manuscripts. An active member of Holy Faith Catholic Church, Ed was dedicated to the church and service to the community, supporting Bread of the Mighty Food Bank, among other charities.
Ed is survived by his wife Amy, and their children Katherine Geiser-Bush and husband Michael Bush of Vienna VA, Elizabeth Allaire and husband David Allaire of Cincinnati OH, Edward Geiser and wife Sara Geiser of Gainesville, Dominic Geiser and wife Heather Geiser of Charlotte NC, Christine Nobles and husband Daniel Nobles of Williston FL, his twelve grandchildren, his cousins Tony and Roberta Michel, and his two rescue turtles, Turtle and Mudball.
A funeral mass will be held on Monday, April 17, 2017, at Holy Faith Catholic Church in Gainesville at 9:30 AM, followed by a committal ceremony at St Madeleine Catholic Church Memorial Garden in High Springs. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Bread of the Mighty Food Bank in Gainesville, or to St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, referencing the Dr. Edward Geiser Scholarship Fund.

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