Roy Arthur Geiger, Sr., 92, of Boyertown, passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at Pennsburg Manor, where he and his wife, Marie (Sweinhart) have been residents together since late August 2021.
Born in Gilbertsville on January 14, 1930, he was the son of the late John Russell Geiger, Sr., and Helen Jewell Weikel Geiger.
Both Roy and Marie were graduates of Boyertown High School in 1947. They were married November 18, 1950, celebrating their 71st wedding anniversary in 2021. Roy attributed their long marriage to “always getting the two last words.” “Yes, dear.”
Roy served in the Army during the Korean Conflict, serving in the personnel department stationed at Camp Breckenridge, Kentucky.
In his early years, Roy worked with his father in the painting and paperhanging business. He also worked for many years at Schmoyer’s Lumber Company as company Vice President of Sales, estimating and promotion. Roy then turned his sights to real estate, earning his broker’s license in 1974. He sold real estate with Specht Realty, eventually becoming manager of the Boyertown Branch Office.
Roy was an active member of the Optimist Club of Boyertown for 30 years, and a member and past president of the Building Industries Exchange of Pottstown.
The Geiger Family have been members of St. Luke Lutheran Church, Gilbertsville, PA for years. Roy served in numerous capacities, including church council and Sr. Choir.
Roy is perhaps best known for his involvement in the scouting program. He was applying for his 80-year service pin at the time of his passing. Roy was an Eagle Scout, obtaining that rank in 1945. He served as Cubmaster of Pack 36, Scoutmaster of Troop 36, and Explorer Advisor of Post 36. He was proud to have served as Chairman of the Eagle Board of Review for the Continental District for 50 years. Through this work he earned the title of Chairman Emeritus. Roy was also a proud holder of the coveted Council Silver Beaver Award, and the Lutheran Lamb Award.
Roy is survived by his wife of 71 years, Marie (Sweinhart), and their three children, Roy Jr and Anne (Davenport) of Virginia, Kathy and Larry Billger of Boyertown, and Ross and Carol (Foor) of Trooper. He is also survived by three grandchildren, David Geiger, , Susan Geiger (Matt Lockard), Emily Geiger, and great granddaughter Avery Geiger.
He is also survived by his sister, Bertha (Geiger) Rutter of Pottstown, and many nieces and nephews. Roy was predeceased by his parents, his brother, John Russell Geiger, Jr., sisters Bernice E. “Bee” Lord, Elaine M. Huss, and his nephew, John R. Geiger, III.
A celebration of life service for Roy will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2022, at 11:00, a.m. A time of gathering and viewing will be held at 9:30, a.m. Services will be held at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Wilson Ave., Gilbertsville, PA. Eagle Scouts are invited to wear their Eagle Badge. Burial will follow the service at Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown. Contributions of flowers are welcome, as are contributions made in his memory to the St. Luke Lutheran Church Carillon Fund, 35 Wilson Avenue, P.O. Box 338, Gilbertsville, PA 19525.
Arrangements are being handled by Morrell Funeral Home, Boyertown, PA.
Roy will be missed. A truly great gentleman.
Having worked with Roy 5 years I cantell you He was an excellent salesman and a blessing to have been part of His life