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Francis G. (Frank) Greiner M.D.

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Francis G. (Frank) Greiner M.D. Obituary
December 10, 1954 - May 1, 2015
Francis Greiner was born on December 10, 1954 to William and Dolores Greiner in San Antonio, Texas. He died in Panama City, Florida on May 1, 2015, from complications after spinal surgery.

In his youth he was a good athlete, a talented pianist, and a champion chess player in Virginia and Alabama. He was a brilliant student and took honors in all his classes. His academic gifts and interests led him to New Mexico Tech in an Honors Program and majored in Chemistry and Math. The University nominated him to be a Rhodes Scholar and he became a finalist. He graduated in 3 years with highest honors while working 20 hours a week as a grounds keeper.

At nineteen he found himself as a graduate assistant at Purdue University teaching Chemistry. This did not suit him so he quit school and joined the army. After his service and receiving an honorable discharge he received a Master's Degree in Chemistry from the University of Delaware and was accepted at the Medical College of Virginia where he received his Medical Degree in 1984.

He received his advance training in Buffalo, New York, Houston, Texas and Albuquerque, New Mexico before settling in Mobile, Alabama where he became a Professor at the University of South Alabama. He received Outstanding Teacher awards from all 4 universities. Francis was a member of multiple professional organizations including the American Society of Neuroradiology, The Society of Interventional Radiology, The Radiological Society of North America, the Roentgen Ray Society, The American College of Radiology and the Society of Magnetic Resonance Imagery.

Dr. Greiner was preceded in death by his father, William A. Greiner. He is survived by his mother, Dolores (Kolodzie) Greiner, of San Antonio, Texas, brother Anthony Greiner (Mary Grant) of Portland, Oregon, brother John Mark Greiner of Glen Burnie, Maryland, sister Ann (Van) Hadaway of Red Oak, Texas, nephew Ben (Kim) Hadaway of Euless, Texas, niece, Lauren Hadaway of Los Angeles, California and his large extended family.

His legacy includes the care he provided to thousands of patients and the training and guidance he gave to hundreds of resident physicians, and colleagues.

Services will be held at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 102 Lorenz Road at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 20, 2015. Burial will be at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery at 11:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Waterfront Rescue Mission , 279 N. Washington Avenue, Mobile, Alabama 36603 or to .

The family wishes to thank all our friends and extended family members who have helped ease our sorrow at the loss of Francis.


Published in Express-News on July 19, 2015
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