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Robert M. Geary Sr.

Robert M. Geary Sr. Obituary

Robert M. Geary Sr. of North Scranton died Tuesday at The Gardens of Green Ridge, Scranton. For 54 years, he was the loving husband of Agnes Gillespie Geary. They would have celebrated their 55th anniversary on Sept. 18.

Born in Scranton, son of the late John and Regina Sullivan Geary, he was a 1958 graduate of Scranton Technical High School and attended Lackawanna Junior College. A proud veteran of the United States Army, Robert was also a devoted parishioner of Mary, Mother of God Parish. For over 27 years, he was a fireman for the City of Scranton, retiring with the rank of captain.

Bob's love of nature was second to his love of walking. Although many may not know his name, he and his loving niece, Jane, were seen every day, until recently, walking the sidewalks of North Scranton. Thank you to the new baby that made him smile, to Maureen at Dr. Remick's office who cheered them on, to Grippo workers who took the time to wave, and the teachers and PTA members of Neil Armstrong School for their kind words.

You gave him new memories.

To his caretakers, too many to mention, and to Father Cyril Edwards, Sister Therese Mary Dougherty and Gerard Pugh, we pray that God will bless you for your constant love, care and compassion for Bob.

When he first realized his memory was fading, Bob told his beloved Agnes, "Alzheimer's may rob me of my ability to eat, write and think, but Alzheimer's will never rob me of the love I have in my heart for my God, my family and my country."

He is also survived by a son, Robert Geary Jr. and wife, Gretchen, Marlton, N.J.; a daughter, Dr. Kelly Ann Geary, Eagleville; a grandson, Colin, and a granddaughter, Emily, both of Marlton, N.J.; a sister, Mary Rose Lucchi and husband, Robert, Scranton; and a furry grandson, Sullivan.

He was also preceded in death by brothers, John, Edward, Paul, Thomas and infant Patrick; a sister, Regina Gavin; several in-laws; and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be conducted Tuesday with Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10 a.m. in Holy Rosary Church at Mary, Mother of God Parish, 316 William St., Scranton. Masks are required and social distancing procedures will be in effect. Interment, with full military honors, Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.

Arrangements entrusted to Edward Knight O'Donnell Funeral Home LLC, Scranton.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mary, Mother of God Parish, 316 William St., Scranton, PA 18508.


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