FAITH GEIER

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GEIER--Faith Power, 74, passed away suddenly on December 15, 2009 in her New York City apartment. A passionate collector of and advocate for contemporary art, she was a supporter of the Whitney Museum and the Metropolitan Opera, and a member of the Leader's Council of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. She was the beloved wife of Philip H. Geier, the former CEO of the Interpublic Group and current chairman of the Geier Group, a New York-based marketing communications and venture capital firm, as well as a Tony Award-winning theater producer. She was the devoted mother of two daughter, Hope Smith (Theodore B. III) of Locust Valley, NY, and Johanna Howard (Peter Ashby II) of Louisville, KY, and grandmother of four, Briell Smith, Theodore Smith IV, Peter Ashby Howard III, and Jane Gillen Howard. A 1957 graduate of Rosemont College in Rosemont, PA, she was a longtime resident of New York City and New Canaan, Conn., and a member of the Colony Club. A wake will be held from 5-7pm on Thursday, December 17 and Friday, December 18 at Campbell Funeral Home, 1076 Madison Avenue, New York, NY. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 19 at 10:00am at St. Stephen of Hungary, 141 East 82nd St., New York, NY. Donations may be made to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's Pain and Palliative Care Service.

Published in The New York Times on Dec. 17, 2009
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