David B. Geibel, 65, of Trinity, Fla., formerly of Edgewood Road in Butler, died Wednesday morning in the comfort of his home.
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Born Oct. 27, 1948, in Butler, he was a son of the late Stephen J. Geibel and Lillian (Hinchberger) Geibel.
Dave graduated from Butler High School in 1966, from Butler County Community College, and then from Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science (PIMS) in 1974 as a licensed funeral director. He was a partner and director of Geibel Funeral Home in Butler from 1977 until his retirement in December of 2010.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Butler Council 866, the 4th Degree St. Fidelis Assembly, the American Legion Post 778 in Lyndora and the Butler County Funeral Directors Association, in which he was a past president.
As an avid golfer, Dave was currently a member of the Fox Hollow Golf Club in Trinity, and for more than 40 years he was a member of Butler Country Club, where he was on the greens committee for 20 years and also where he recorded 6 holes in one, 5 on number 15 and 1 on number 10. He also had enjoyed pitching horseshoes in the Butler County Horseshoe League.
A veteran of the Vietnam War, Dave served as a weapons mechanic for the U.S. Air Force at Langley Air Force Base; Osan, Korea; Madrid, Spain, and Turkey.
Surviving are his wife, Susan E. (West) Geibel, who he married July 1, 2005; one son and two daughters; his brother, Stephen J. (Carol) Geibel of Butler; and numerous nieces and nephews.
GEIBEL - Friends of David B. Geibel, who died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, will be received at Geibel Funeral Home, 201 E. Cunningham St., Butler, from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Private funeral services and burial will take place for his family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Butler County Humane Society, 1015 Evans City Road, Renfrew, PA 16053.
Published in Butler Eagle on Feb. 7, 2014