By William A. Weathers
The Cincinnati Enquirer
PRICE HILL - During a life cut short by illness, 17-year-old Andrew Thomas Geil devoted much of his time to community service at his church, St. William in Price Hill, and his school, Elder.
"He did volunteer work. He did a lot of community service," said his mother, Linda M. Geil of Price Hill.
Andrew, a junior at Elder, died Sunday at Jewish Hospital. Five weeks ago, he learned he had been diagnosed with cancer and a liver ailment.
At Elder, Andrew played tuba in the marching and concert bands, and was a sprinter on the track team.
In addition to his mother, Andrew is survived by his father, Michael E., of Price Hill; brother, Joseph A., and sister, Elizabeth A., both at home; paternal grandparents, Jerome H. Geil and Marian C. Geil, of Westwood, and maternal grandmother, Helen E. Strasser, Falmouth.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated today at 10:30 a.m. at St. William Church, Price Hill.
Memorials: Monsignor Kennedy Scholarship Fund, c/o St. William Church, 4108 W. 8th St., Cincinnati 45205, or Elder High School, 3900 Vincent Ave., Cincinnati, 45205.
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