Andriole, Gerald L., MD
Jun. 4, 1926 - Dec. 29, 2013
Gerald L. Andriole, MD, 87, of Sarasota, FL, died on Dec. 29, 2013. Visitation will be held at 9:00 am on Thurs., Jan. 2, 2014 at Palms-Robarts Funeral Home in Sarasota, FL. Services will be held at 11:00 am on Thurs., at Incarnation Catholic Church in Sarasota, FL. Funeral arrangements by: Palms-Robarts Funeral Home.
He was born in Scranton, PA to parents, Joseph and Angela (nee Magnotta) Andriole. Gerald was the loving husband of 63 years to Irene Serratore Andriole; caring father to their five children (four physicians and one attorney), Joseph Andriole, MD (wife, Giancarla Miranda) of Orlando, FL, Peter Andriole, Esq. of McLean, VA, Gerald Andriole, MD (wife, Dorothy Potter, MD) of St. Louis, MO, James Andriole, DO of Tallahassee, FL, Mary Ann Andriole Wendel, DO (husband, Dan Wendel, DO) of Asheville, NC; and brother to Dolores Andriole of Moosic PA. Gerald loved his 9 grandchildren: Gerald III, Chiara, Christina, Nicholas, Ciriaco, Philip, Richard, Andrea, and Joanna.
Gerald graduated Scranton Central High School in 1943, then entered University of Scranton for just one year and then entered the Loyola School of Medicine in Chicago, IL, graduating in 1948 before he was 22. Gerald entered the US Navy
in Medical School. Upon graduation he completed his internship in Scranton and then spent a year in a residency program in pathology and then urological surgical residency. He was enrolled in the US Army
from 1948-55. Upon completion of his residency and fellowship, he entered into private practice as a Board Certified Urologist in 1955 in Hazleton, PA. He served his community well traveling to and caring for patients in isolated regions that had no access to his area of expertise.
In 1988, he was elected the 139th President of the prestigious Pennsylvania Medical Society and devoted his presidency to the public health issues in the state of PA.
He served as a delegate to the American Medical Association for many years, was a member of American College of Surgeons.
He was Medical Director of the St. Joseph Hospital in Hazleton from 1988-92.
He was not only a great physician but a role model as a father and mentor. His family was most important, always taking time to do things with his wife and five children. He came up at the time of the Depression, a self made man, who never lost his values and passion for learning and assisting. Gerald was an avid golfer, enjoyed reading history, loved travel, and art.
He became a resident of Sarasota in 1997 and a member of the Incarnation Parish in Sarasota and Church Lecture, Knights of Columbus, and Men's Club.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made in Gerald's name to the Knights of Columbus Charities, 8260 NW 68th Terrace, Tamarac, FL 33321-5017. Condolences may be offered at www.palmsrobartsfuneralhome.com