Alan Geller, 80


SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. – Alan S. Geller, M.D., of Scottsdale, Dartmouth, Massachusetts, and West Newbury, Massachusetts, passed away on April 2, 2022, in Arizona after a long illness. He was the loving husband for 58 years of Rosalyn B. (Morse) Geller. Born in New Bedford, he was the son of the late Norman and Rosalyn (Davidow) Geller.

He graduated from New Bedford High School, Brown University and Hahnemann University School of Medicine, and completed a residency in ophthalmology at Boston University. He served in the U.S. Public Health Service during the Vietnam War. He co-founded and ran a successful private ophthalmology practice in Dartmouth, Eye Health Vision Centers, for many years before retiring. He was a longtime member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American College of Surgeons. He was a dedicated physician and was highly regarded by his patients and colleagues.

Alan was a lifelong New England sports fan, animal lover and devotee of spicy food. He embraced culinary adventures, from movie theater popcorn to fine dining. His many travels brought him great joy as did time spent with his children and grandchildren. Arizona’s mountains and deserts inspired him and encouraged outdoor explorations in his retirement.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two children, Michele C. Geller, M.D. and her husband, Robert Naftoly, of Newburyport, Massachusetts, and Jeffrey C. Geller and his wife, Gabrielle, of Arlington, Massachusetts; five grandchildren, Gabriel, Eliza and Rebecca Naftoly, Nora and Henry Geller; one sister, Phylis Geller and her husband Fred Pollack of Washington D.C.; brother-in-law, William Morse and his wife, Riesha, of Florida; nephew, Michael Morse, M.D. and niece, Lisa Oren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.