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William Geigle, 87, of Vineland passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in South Gate Health Care Center, Carneys Point.

Bill was born in Philadelphia to the late William and Anna (Lang) Geigle, and was a lifelong Vineland resident.

Bill was an United States Army veteran serving during World War II.

Bill sold Jersey Fresh produce and eggs to residents of Philadelphia before being employed by the United States Postal Service for many years. Afterwards, Bill enjoyed bus-driving athletic teams to sporting events for Sacred Heart High School.

Bill and his late wife Olive "Pat" loved to spend time in Cape May, especially fishing. The siren of the slot machine also lured Bill to Atlantic City.

Bill was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church of Vineland. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and his devotion to Pat.

Bill was predeceased by his wife, Olive Patricia (Fair) Geigle in 2003 and daughter, Eileen M. Geigle in 2000.

Survivors include his daughter, Olivia Gerber and her husband Edward of Minneapolis, Minn., and son William L. Geigle and his wife Paula, of West Chester, Pa. Also three grandchildren, Jade Garber of Seattle, Wash., Nate Geigle of Elkins Park, Pa., and Nicholas Geigle of West Chester, Pa., niece, Kathleen Brown, nephew, Peter Brown and great-niece, Jennifer Brown all of Millville.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Redeemer Lutheran Church 2384 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, with the Rev. Gary N. Steigler officiating. Burial will follow in Siloam Cemetery, Vineland.

Visitation hours are 10 a.m. 11 a.m. prior to the services in church.

Donations in Bill's memory may be made to Greater Cape May Historical Society, P.O. Box 495, Cape May, NJ 08204; or Soup Kitchen of Vineland Auxiliary, 1590 Shadow Lane, Vineland, NJ 08361

Please visit to send online condolences to the family.

Arrangements are under the supervision of the Wainwright-Bernhardt Funeral Home, Vineland.

Published in The Daily Journal on Feb. 25, 2013
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