Richard F. Greminger M.D.
1939 – 2010
Richard Farries Greminger, M.D., 71, of Leesburg, died August 26, 2010 after a long battle with cancer. Dr. Greminger was born August 23, 1939 in New York City, N.Y. When he was ten, his family moved to Cambridge, N.Y., a small town upstate, where he enjoyed the rest of his childhood growing up on a small farm. After high school, he attended Princeton University and graduated with the class of 1961. He went on to graduate from Cornell University Medical College in 1965. He did his general surgery training at the Universities of Michigan and Nebraska, and his plastic surgery training at the University of Miami. He then began practicing in Albany, N.Y. where he practiced for 12 years before relocating his own practice to Pembroke Pines, Fla. in 1986 and then retiring as chief of plastic surgery at Memorial Hospital West in Pembroke Pines, Fla. in 1996. He had many accomplishments as a plastic surgeon, associate professor of plastic surgery at the University of Albany, board member of the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, along with published articles in numerous medical journals, but he felt his biggest accomplishment was volunteering his talents to the repairing of cleft lips for well-deserved children in third world countries in South America. In 2005, Dr. Greminger and Sharon, his beloved wife of 23 years, moved from South Florida to Leesburg to enjoy a more leisurely lifestyle. Now, for those that knew Dr. Greminger, "leisure" was not a word that would best described him. So he kept busy by founding the Republican Club at Legacy and enjoying his love for sailing, photography, and canoeing. He also was a loyal member of Southpointe Baptist Church of Leesburg. With a life of so many accomplishments, Dr. Greminger's heart was always focused on his love for the Lord, his wife Sharon, and all his children and grandchildren. He was known by those that loved him as man of wisdom and character. Dr. Greminger is survived by his wife, Sharon of Leesburg; son, Richard and wife Ruth of Schenectady, N.Y.; daughter, Penny Richter and husband Chris of Boynton Beach, Fla.; daughter, Jennifer Ann Little of San Francisco, Calif.; daughter, Kelly Lynn Little of Davie, Fla.; grandchildren, Joshua, Rachel and Tyler Greminger and Corey, Dustin and Aubrey Richter; aunt, Grace Barile; and cousin, Lisa Knox.