Pastor Robert C. “Bob” Geary
May 20, 1947 - January 16, 2021
Pastor Robert C. “Bob” Geary, age 73, of Camden-Wyoming, DE, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2021.
Born in Philadelphia, PA on May 20, 1947, he was a son of the late Charles and Dorothy (Hinds) Geary, Sr. Bob graduated from Penns Grove High School, and served his country as a U.S. Marine Corporal. After being discharged honorably, he made his career with DuPont Chambers in Deepwater, NJ. Bob started with the company on the fire squad, advanced to a foreman role and retired as an area manager. He worked as a Woodstown Police officer and for Gettier Security as a vice president of operations. Bob was also a private security guard for former governor, Pete DuPont, and a United Way Chairman of Salem County, NJ. He coached multiple recreational teams in Woodstown, NJ, and was the head of the Woodstown Soccer Club for many years. Bob owned Geary’s Home Services and was commissioned as a Certified Lay Minister (CLM) in June 2018. He served as a CLM with Long Neck United Methodist Church then left to serve as a pastor of Frankford United Methodist Church, before retiring due to his health.
Bob was a keen fisherman, and caught a rare 30” American shad off of the Old Ferry Wharf at the age of 22. He was also a certified expert marksman in the military and with Gettier. Bob enjoyed bow hunting and relished swapping hunting stories with his fellow hunters and best friends, Alan and Tom. He bowled often, earning high scores of 298 and 299. Bob took pleasure in riding motorcycles with his friends, John, Dan, and Gene along with his wife, Trish.
He was a loving husband, father and Pop Pop who was a stranger to no one. If you had the time, Bob had a story to share. He will be missed terribly by so many, but their memories of him will bring joy and laughter to the hearts of those who love him.
In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his brother, John Geary. He is survived by his caring wife of 10 years, Patricia L. “Trish” (Roop) Geary; children, Joseph Geary (Erin) of Mount Laurel, NJ, Katybeth Geary of Narvon, PA and Melissa Adams of Felton; siblings, Chris Geary of Missouri, Donna Lomax of Florida, Dan Geary (Lisa) of Kentucky, and Charles Geary, Jr. of New Jersey; grandchildren, Kaylee, Julius, Natalia, Milani, Caiden, Olivia, and Nathan; and canine buddies, Harley and Tucker.
Services and interment will be held privately.
Any family members or friends who are unable to attend Bob’s service can live stream the service by clicking here.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob’s memory to Autism Delaware, 924 Old Harmony Road, Suite 201, Newark, DE 19713.