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Raymond W. Gize

December 30, 1938February 6, 2020

Raymond W. Gize, 81, of Bloomington, Indiana, passed away February 6, 2020. He was born on December 30, 1938 in East Chicago, Indiana to the late Walter and Emma (Euphemia Potopoff) Gize.

As the youngest son of 1st generation Russian immigrants, Raymond graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1964. Raymond served as an Army Captain during the Vietnam War when he was called upon to repay medical school to provide himself a different life. During his efforts at war, setting up mash units and his endless hours of work to save soldiers’ lives behind and within enemy lines. Raymond for these efforts was awarded a Combat Medic Badge and a Bronze Star. After the war, Raymond started his practice as a Radiologist eventually moving to Ft Wayne, IN. He was Clinical Fellow of the American Cancer Society, appointed Chairman of the C.A.T. Committee for the state of Indiana by Otis Bowen and was instrumental in bringing MRI to Fort Wayne, IN with his love of medicine as a strong force. Raymond is now able to join other soldiers that never got to come home. As they say: “All of them really died at war and never came home”.

On a blind date Raymond’s sophomore year at IU, he met the love of his life, Patricia. He was known as “Twinkle-eyes Gize and when Patricia’s family met Raymond, they knew he was “the one.” Also surviving: Son, Dr. Gary Gize, of Fort Wayne; Daughter, Jessica Gize of Bloomington, IN; three grandsons, David, Nicholas, and Evan Gize; brother, Walter (Carole) Gize, Jr., of Palo Alto, CA; and sister, Olga Carlile, of Freeport, IL. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Edward Gize, and sisters, Lydia Giffin and Mildred Romanowitz.

Per Raymond’s wishes, no services are to be held, but he would love everyone to give pause, Nastrovia!


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Raymond W. Gize

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Theodore Megremis

February 12, 2020

I was saddened to read about Ray's death in the Bloomington Herald-Times. Ray and I were both residents in the Radiology Department at the IU Medical Center. Ray and I spent some time together during our residency at the VA Hospital. As I recall he was soft-spoken but very bright and knowledgeable. I was fortunate to find a radiological position in Bloomington. I later found out was able to do the same in Fort Wayne. I am a Viet Nam veteran as well, but Ray did not tell be that he had also served there.
Deepest condolences to the Gize family. I would be pleased to talk to his daughter, who apparently lives in Bloomington.

William Hathaway

February 11, 2020

To the Ray Gize family,
Please accept my condolences on the death of Ray. I appreciated his radiology expertise and our conversations when he practiced radiology at DeKalb Memorial Hospital. Thank you for him and his services as a physician.
William Hathaway, MD

Kathryn Carboneau

February 10, 2020

To Gary and the whole family of Ray Gize, MD,

Please know I'm thinking of Ray as a physician who served his country, advanced imaging services in the community, and admirably provided radiology care to many, many patients here in Fort Wayne.

Also my deceased father Robert J Braunlin, MD (otolaryngology) spoke of his respect for Ray's opinion and referred patients to Ray for imaging.

Sending sympathy,
Katie Carboneau, MD

Lindsey Luna

February 10, 2020

We have been honored to have Dr Gize as a Fort Wayne Medical Society member all these years, and grateful for all he did to serve our community. Our deepest sympathies.


February 10, 2020

Our thoughts & prayers are with you. From all of us at Bussick Orthodontics.