On the morning of June 30, 2021, our loving father, grandfather, son, brother, and friend passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by loved ones. Born on August 10, 1930 in Union, Utah to Lowell C and Pearl Gaskill Greer, Fred grew up playing all sports and performing in school plays. Baseball, though, was his passion and stayed with him through out his life. He was rooting for his Dodgers just days before passing. Fred shared many stories of growing up and playing on the American Legion Baseball team where he pitched and his father caught. Fred graduated from Jordan High School in 1948 and went to the University of Utah where he also played baseball. He married his high school sweetheart, Ramona Day, on May 19, 1952. Fred enlisted in the Army in 1953 and completed officer candidate school the same year. He served in the Korean War and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. While serving in the Army, he developed an interest in medicine and upon his return attended medical school at the University of Utah. He graduated in 1960 at the top of his class. Fred and Ramona moved to Torrance, California in 1960 where Fred completed an internship and residency in radiology and put down roots in Whittier, California in 1965. They raised their four children and lived happily there for 28 years. Fred joined Whittier Radiology Group in 1965 and retired in October 1992. He was a brilliant man and physician and spent his career treating cancer patients, providing relief and comfort along the way. Fred loved physics, history, art, classical music, opera, French language and travel. He and Ramona spent much of their retirement years traveling the world and having the time of their lives.
Fred is survived by his children, Mark L (Lori) Greer, Gregg L (Amy) Greer, ChrisAnne (Garret) Sueltz, Scott L (Amy) Greer, and 15 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sweetheart, Ramona, three grandsons, and his brother Gary C Greer.
A viewing will be held from 6-8 pm on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South), Sandy, UT. Graveside services will be held Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 10:00 am. Please share a memory for the family at larkincares.com.
Dear Mark, Greg, ChrisAnne, Your Dad was such a great & kind man. My sincere condolences to you & your families. I'm so sad that I was unable to attend his services & pay my respects to him & give hugs to you. All my love, Christine Day
Fred was 17 when was born. We lived just down Creek Road from Rast and Pearl and Fred and Gary. My heroes. Uncle Rast baptized me when I was about ten.
Many times I watched Fred pitch and East catch in American legion games. So exciting.
RIP Cousin Fred.
Dear ChrisAnne and Family--my heart is with you at the sad time. Losing our parents is probably the hardest thing a child has to deal with regardless of how old we are. I hope the good memories help soften the grief.
Love to you--Susan B
Cousin Fred was a little older than me but I still have fond memories of him from the family gatherings out on Creek Rd.
My most sincere condolences to Fred's family for your loss.
So sorry for your families loss. Rob and I are thinking of you and your family. Sending you hugs and prayers.