Louis J. Manzino, of Great Neck, died on Dec. 5, 1999. Husband of the late Annabella. Arrangements were made by Fairchild Sons Funeral Home, Manhasset. Religious services at All Saints Church. Interment All Saints Cemetery.
Mildred Rusch, 83, of Port Washington formerly of Great Neck, died on Dec. 7, 1999. Wife of the late Ralph. Aunt of Tim Spry. Sister-in-law of Timothy Spry. Funeral Mass at St. Peter of Alcantara RC Church. Interment Nassau Knolls Cemetery.
A memorial service will be held on Dec. 17 from 3 to 5 p.m. at St Vincent's Comprehensive Care Center, 325 W. 15th St., NYC, for Dr. Timothy S. Gee, physician and world famous leukemia researcher. Dr. Gee, a resident of Great Neck for 27 years, died on Nov. 10, 1999 of congestive heart failure at his home in Thomaston. He was 64.
Dr. Gee was chief of neoplastic hemotopoietic services at St. Vincent's Hospital since 1996 where he developed and directed a new cancer center. For over 29 years he was chief of leukemia services at Sloan-Kettering Hospital. A graduate of the University of California San Francisco Medical School, Dr. Gee's pioneering mehtods included his focus on patient care and support groups for patients. He was acclaimed internationally for his research in the development of new treatments for leukemias, lymphomas and myelomas.
Dr. Gee was medical advisor and on the board of many research foundations including the Lauri Strauss Leukemia Foundation, SASS, the Israel Cancer Research Fund and the Leukemia Association. He taught medicine at Cornell Medical College and physicians-in-training from North Shore University Hospital rotated through his service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering. His published works include many books, abstracts and journals. Several research foundations and grants are being established in his name.
Dr. Gee is survived by his wife, Carole; his children, Victoria, Matthew, Christopher and Stephanie; his grandchildren, Adrian and Julian; and his brotehr and sister Sherman and Gloria.