William J Geist

December 28, 2019


William J. (Bill) Geist, 71, of Jersey Shore, PA, formerly of Ridgway, PA passed away December, 28, 2019 at UPMC Susquehanna Hospital after battling an unexpected illness . Born in Ridgway he was the son of the late Robert and Sophia Leone Geist, but he called Glenn Soule “Dad” for most of his life. He was the loving husband of the  late Eileen Yankovich Geist for 45 years.

Bill live and worked in the Ridgway area most of his life working as a mechanical enginer at Stackpole much of that time. Upon his relocation to Jersey Shore he worked for Truck-Lite.  He was an avid Steelers fan and enjoyed riding his motorcycle in his younger years. He loved anything history, especially WW II and the Vietnam War.  He had a passion for muscle and classic cars since his teen years and recently enjoyed sunny day drives in his Camero. He was an avid cleaner and loved a good steak, Tootsie Roll Pops and had an infectious laugh when he was cracking himself up. 

He is survived by:

Three daughters: Lisa (Kevin) Geist Whitcomb, Shrewsbury, MA; Susie (Matthew)Geist  Krause, and Karen (Dana) Geist Gehman both  of Collegeville, PA. 

Five Grandchildren: Megan and Sarah Whitcomb, Cady Krause, and Abby and Jakob Gehman

One Brother: David Geist, Oregon

One Sister-in-Law:  Carol Yankovich, Ridgway, PA

He also leaves behind his loving companion: Sue Carson, Jersey Shore, PA

He is already missed by his family and will be forever remembered in  their hearts.

A service of remembrance  will be held Saturday January  4, 2020 at 11:00 the Dean K. Wetzler, Jr. Funeral Home, 320 Main St. Mill Hall, PA 

Friends will be received  from 10:00 AM until the time of service

Arrangements entrusted  to the Dean K. Wetzler, Jr Funeral Home, 320 Main St., Mill Hall, PA  17751

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January 4, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dean K. Wetzler Jr Funeral Home
320 Main Street
Mill Hall, PA 17751

Funeral Service
January 4, 2020

11:00 AM
Dean K. Wetzler Jr Funeral Home
320 Main Street
Mill Hall, PA 17751

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