Chas Geer, a longtime Washington photographer, died on May 5, 2012 after a brief illness. During his career, he photographed noted dignitaries, such as Presidents Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, and George Bush; global leaders such as Margaret Thatcher and Clare Booth Luce; numerous US Senators and Congressman; and celebrities, such as William Buckley, Arnold Palmer, and Henry Winkler (The Fonz). His clients included both national and international organizations, and his photos have appeared in Newsweek, New York Times, Washingtonian magazine, and other publications. He was 66.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Geer of Arlington, VA; his brother, Mark Geer of Wellesley, MA; his sister, Nancy Geer of South Portland, ME; his brother-in-law, Thomas Killinger of Southington, CT; and four nephews and nieces. Friends may visit from 3 to 5 p.m. with a memorial service starting at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9 at Murphy Funeral Home, 4510 Wilson Boulevard in Arlington. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Charley's memory can be made to the Leukemia Research Foundation, 3520 Lake Avenue, Suite 202, Wilmette, IL 60091-1064