MD, Gregory L. Geary, 60 Oct. 13, 1952 March 28, 2013
Greg was born in Dallas, Texas to Barbara and Dr. F. Bernard Geary, Jr. He was surrounded by love and in the arms of his loving wife when he passed away. Greg was a charming, gregarious, fun, intense, loving, smart, classy, funny, generous man. He graduated from Texas Tech University and from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He completed his surgical residency in Albuquerque, N.M. and moved to Portland for a fellowship in vascular surgery. He decided to make Portland home and raise his two daughters, Laura and Jessica, with his then wife, Connie. You can take a man out of Texas but you can't take Texas out of a man. Greg was a talented and respected vascular surgeon, with whom his patients loved. He would entertain staff in the operating room, even in the middle of the night and always stayed calm during emergencies. He worked hard to build a successful practice and was proud of all the accomplishments NW Vascular achieved. NW vascular just celebrated 25 years of service and he could not have done it without the wonderful staff throughout the years. He enjoyed the camaraderie with all of his colleagues in which many lasting friendships were made. Never one to boast, he was proud of his invention HemoBand, a medical device that is used in many facilities throughout the nation. Greg was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing golf with his friends at Portland Golf Club. He was able to play at many prestigious courses and he could tell you about each hole and how it was played when he saw the course on TV. He was lucky enough to make two hole in ones and even received a letter of congratulations from Jack Nicklaus. Greg enjoyed reading about military history and could tell you a lot about military battles, ships and planes. Greg traveled to many beautiful places and especially enjoyed Las Vegas and Mexico. His two most memorable trips were a Baltic cruise and Spain. Greg loved to throw a party and like his vacations they were first class all the way. Greg and his wife, Annikka, had a strong love for one another and shared a very special bond. They married in 2004 and created many special memories together. Greg loved his daughters with all of his heart and strived to make them happy. He was proud that they both grew into accomplished young ladies. Greg was a loving husband, father, uncle and friend. He will be greatly missed by so many people and his dog, Dallas. Survivors include his wife, Annikka; daughters, Laura Woodberry (Buddy), Jessica Geary; three grandchildren; and many family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and younger brother, Brad.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society or the Oregon Humane Society. A celebration of life to be determined at a later date. See obituary in The Oregonian.