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Monday, September 16, 2013

Obituary
Dr. Gary Greer

Dr. Gary Foster Greer, 80, formerly of 196 Congress Street, passed away Friday, September 13, 2013, in the Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born January 31, 1933 in Bradford, he was a son of E. Darius Foster and Katherine (Dempsey) Greer. Dr. Greer is a descendant of the Fosters of Foster Brook, who established their family farm in 1827.

Dr. Greer graduated from the Mercersburg Academy in 1951, the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Economics in 1957, and from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dentistry in 1962.

After graduating from dental school, Dr. Greer returned to Bradford to practice dentistry with his father. He continued that practice in the Hooker Fulton Building until 2004. He then began contracting his dental services to FCI McKean and retired in 2010.

He was a member of the American Dental Association, member and past President of the Kiwanis Club of Bradford, and served on the Board of Directors at the YMCA. From 1964 to 1979, Dr. Greer served as coordinator and lectured on Dentistry for the University of Pittsburgh’s program for Dental Continuing Education.

Dr. Greer was a vibrant and learned man with many interests, including history, literature, physical fitness and nutrition. An avid skier, he was regularly seen at Holiday Valley, where he competed in the Winter Festival and was humorously proud of his pond skimming skills. He participated in the local Senior Olympics and qualified to attend the National Senior Olympics.

Surviving is his daughter, Anne J. Greer and her husband Dr. Steven DeJulio of Manassas, VA, his step-daughter, Elizabeth Ann Goldblatt and her wife Amy Louis of Chico, CA, and his step-son, Brad Alan Goldblatt of San Mateo, CA, three grandchildren, Kate Goldblatt, Olivia Goldblatt and Alexander DeJulio, and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his wife, Marilynne (Barnes) Greer, whom he married in 1998. He was formerly married to Susan (Shields) Reis.

Family will be receiving friends on Saturday, September 21, 2013 in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., South Ave. from 11:00 a.m. to noon, at which time a memorial service will be held with Rev. Raymond Gramata, Pastor of St. Bernard Church, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com.

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