Ed Geibel died of complications from AIDS in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 19, 2000.

Ed grew up and went to school in Butler, Pa. At Princeton he majored in German and worked at the Student Center. His outside interests included architecture and art. During his summer breaks he worked and studied in Germany and France. After graduating Ed taught in Berlin with the German Academic Exchange. Later he received a master's from the School for International Training in Vermont.

Joining the Peace Corps in 1974, Ed taught English at Songkhla Teachers College in Southern Thailand and later worked as the deputy director of cultural training in Thailand. In the early 1980s he served as Thailand, Malaysia, and Papua New Guinea desk officer, and later as acting Peace Corps director in Papua New Guinea.

At the State Department in the 1980s and early '90s, Ed supervised refugee training programs in Asia and Europe. He began in 1996 at State's Foreign Service Institute, where he retired as associate director of the executive development division in 1999.

Ed leaves his partner, Prawet Jantharat; his father, Wilmer J. Geibel; his four sisters, Judy, Jeannie, Linda, and Margaret, and several nieces and nephews. The class extends its sincerest sympathy to all family and friends.

The Class of 1973

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Undergraduate Class of 1973