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.


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25 Condolences for Pastor Robert C. “Bob” Geary

  • Rest In Peace Bob. Look over your family and keep them safe.

  • Bob was my son-in law’s father and I had many occasions over the years to be in his company. He was a larger than life figure and I admired him greatly. He will be missed by all and my heart goes out to his family. I hope you will find peace in knowing he will be with you forever in your hearts and memories and I know he will be your guardian angel.

  • You are loved. You will be missed.

  • Trish, We all mourn with you. Bob seemed like a heck of a guy and I wish we had met him. Remember, we’ll all see each other again at some point. We’re all here to support you.
    Denis by

  • My heart goes out to Bob’s family. I did not know him but learned much through his wife, Trish. I was so happy when she met him and watched on the sideline as their relationship grew. It was a pleasure hearing about him, his faith, and how their relationship grew as they were thick as thieves. I envisioned them riding together on his bike. To the family that loved him, allow yourself to grieve as it is God’s gift, smile when you think of Bob and cherish every moment until you see him again.

  • I’m so thankful that I got to meet Bob!
    He made us feel like we had known him forever. He did a great job of raising my son Joe and I’ll be forever grateful to him for that. For sure God was waiting with open arms!!🙏🏻

  • My condolences to you,Trish, and to your family.

  • He was a great friend, leader, and example. RIP Peace my friend!! You are missed
    Everett & Linda Lawrence

  • May you Rest In Peace! You were a wonderful person. Trish you and Bob were two of my favorite people at Long Neck UMC. I thought it was wonderful that Bob answered the call of ministry but secretly I wish you could have stayed. God bless!

  • Bob’s smile and personality were so infectious. You just knew you were in the presence of a genuine soul. I am so blessed to know he was in my life during a younger professional part in which I learned from him. Rest in Peace my friend. Your smile, positivity, and fire for life will not be forgotten.

  • We are very blessed to have met Bob. He was a wonderful and caring man of God. He always had a smile and a hug ready every time we saw him. Our son always looked forward to seeing him and chatting with him. He will be missed. Our prayers are with Trish and the family for peace during this time of loss.

  • Trish , Larry and I are so sad to hear of Bob’s death. He was a very special man and we were privileged to know him. We are praying for you and your family. If there is anything that we can do for you or if you ever need help please don’t hesitate to ask. Our love to you during this sad time.

  • We only knew you for a short time, but we will miss you.
    Trish, may God give you his peace , and strength to carry on.

  • Dear Trish and Family,
    We knew your husband and dad for too brief a time while attending Long Neck UMC until Covid wreaked its havoc. We so much appreciated his dedicated leadership of the adult Sunday School class held each week. When he left to pastor at Frankford UMC, no one, including the two of us, stepped forward to take his place to lead our class. His shoes, apparently, were just too big to fill! We also enjoyed our first serving of venison thanks to Bob who gave us a good portion gratis, along with clear instructions on how to cook it! We also had the good fortune of attending one of Pastor Bob’s services at Frankford Church. Not surprisingly, he had a pretty good attendance that Sunday. We had hoped to touch base with both you and Bob, Trish, maybe even having dinner with you actually inside a restaurant. Sadly, that was not to be. But please stay in touch, Trish! God Bless.

  • My prayers are sent to Trish and family you have lost a great man but he’ll be in memories God bless

  • Trish and family,

    May my condolences bring you comfort and may my prayers ease the pain of this loss.” … Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength.” “My heart is with you in your time of sorrow.” “Wishing you peace and strength during this difficult time.”

    With much love.
    God bless.
    Shelly and Mike Browne

  • Our Lord now has in His heavenly Kingdom a loving, embracing, & giving man who was a friend to everyone he met, & a loving servant to his Lord & Savior. Bob was a huge presence, so His passing will leave a huge void in the lives of everyone who loved him. We will miss you, Bob. Rest In Peace… well done, good & faithful servant,

  • A life well-lived is a precious gift of hope and strength and grace from someone who has made our world a brighter, better place. It’s filled with moments sweet and sad, with smiles and sometimes tears, with friendships formed and good times shared and laughter through the years.

    A life well-lived is a legacy of joy and pride and pleasure, a loving, lasting memory our grateful hearts will treasure.

    May it comfort you to remember that the gifts Bob brought into the world will never be lost and remains his legacy.

  • Be on your journey to the other side my friend, you have earned the peace.

  • Rest In Peace! You were so very loved and cherished!! You will truly be missed by all who knew you!!

  • Great service. My prayers are with you, Trish. Please call, text or email if I can help you. I am sending love and my prayers ongoing. Virtual hugs. God bless you.

  • What a beautiful service and Bob sounds like quite the man. May God give you all the peace that only He can, and I hope you take comfort in knowing he is in paradise, and that you will meet again.

  • My deepest condolences goes out to Trish and family. I only got to know Bob briefly he listen to and gave me some advise. He now have his seat at gods table. RIP

  • Rest In Peace with our Lord and Savior! We will miss your smile, great stories and your love for others! ♥️

  • Condolences to Trish and Bob’s family . Prayer’s and love.