Dr. Thomas Geracioti

Thomas D. Geracioti, M.D., 76, of Perrysburg, died Sunday, October 25, 2009, at St. Luke’s Hospital in
He was born October 15, 1933 in Akron, Ohio to Dr. Thomas N. and Anna (Molé) Geracioti and was a 1951
graduate of Spencer High School, where he met and later married his high school sweetheart, Carol Jean
Thomas received his bachelor’s degree from Western Reserve in 1954 and his medical degree in 1959 from
Georgetown University Medical School in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Geracioti served his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Ohio State University
Hospital in Columbus and returned to Washington, D.C. where he served his Fellowship in Nephrology at
Georgetown University Medical Center. He was the first Nephrologist in the Toledo area having moved to
Toledo in 1963 with wife, Carol Jean whom he married August 20, 1955 in Medina, Ohio.
Dr. Geracioti had private practice offices and was an attending physician throughout Northwest Ohio and
Southeast Michigan. He was a clinical faculty member of the former Medical College of Ohio and opened a
dialysis unit in Bowling Green. He served as director of the Blood Bank Program with the Red Cross, was
a co-founder of the Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio and served as councilor for the Academy of
He was a member of the PHI CHI Medical Fraternity, the Toledo Rotary Club, The Toledo Club where he was a
founder of the Symposium, the Carranor Hunt and Polo Club, the Adams Co. Conservation Club and the
Ring-neck Ridge Hunt Club. Dr. Geracioti was an Italian Opera aficionado.
Dr. Geracioti is survived by his wife, Carol Jean; sons, Thomas D. Geracioti Jr. M.D. of Cincinnati, OH,
Michael A. (Maribeth) Geracioti of Nashville, TN, and David A. (Ann) Geracioti of New York City, NY;
grandchildren, Adrienne, Eden, Laura, Emma, Isabel, Grace and David W. Geracioti; sisters, Olga Dattilo
of Akron, OH and Elsa Dattilo of Rome, Italy; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Aldo Geracioti.
Friends will be received from 3 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home,
Perrysburg (419-874-3133). Prayers will be recited at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, October 29, 2009 in the
funeral home followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:15 a.m. at St. Rose Catholic Church in
Perrysburg. Burial will be at St. Rose Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. John’s Jesuit High School, the Toledo Museum of Art, the American Red Cross
or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be made directly to the family by visiting www.witzlershank.com.