Robert Joseph Geiger, Jr. Surrounded by his loving family, Robert Joseph Geiger, Jr. passed peacefully into eternity at sunrise on August 28, 2013 in Pueblo, Colorado. Cherishing Bob's memory are his beloved wife, Lisa Marie Kogovsek, and his parents, Bob and Dorothy Geiger. Also honoring Bob's memory are the sons Bob cherished and loved so very much, Bobby, Kevin and Brian Geiger. Bob enjoyed and loved his brothers and sister and their spouses: Matt Geiger and his wife Carolyn, Adam Geiger, Steve Geiger and his wife Maggie, Beth Hanson and her husband Bill. Bob adored his many nieces and nephews, and his Goddaughters, Emily Geiger and Alexandra Geiger. Bob is also remembered by his many cousins who over this summer have been re-united in sorrow over the passing of their cousins, John Geiger and Ned Geiger. Bob's passing will even more strengthen their bond. Among Bob's Colorado family that will ever honor his memory are his father-in-law, Ray Kogovsek and his wife, Linda, his mother-in-law Eulice Kogovsek and her partner Kathy Wise, and Bob's sister-in-law ToniRae Andres, her husband Curtis and their son, Reece. Also, honoring his memory are Bob's and Lisa's aunts, uncles and dear, dear friends. Bob was born December 7, 1957 in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He graduated with a B.S. degree from Mount Saint Mary's in Emittsburg, Maryland. He enjoyed a long and successful career with IBM. His greatest treasures were his wife Lisa and his sons. He was so proud of his sons and knew they will have successful lives and hoped their lives will be filled with love and laughter. Bob had a tremendous respect for his father and a very special place in his heart for his mother. Bob was grateful of his parents' love and wisdom that was given to him. He spoke often of how vital siblings are in knowing each others' sensitivities, so well that one could make another laugh with a quick glance. Bob's father taught him from a very early age the skills of fishing, hunting and golf. Both parents taught him the responsibility of work and the importance of balancing that with the enjoyment of life. And his joys were many! Bob was a passionate outdoorsman. He could be found fishing be it from a boat, the shore or waders midstream. He so enjoyed striving toward mastering the art of fishing side by side with his brother, Matt. Bob delighted in cooking and it was a way of giving of himself, his talent, his time. He was quick with friendship. He absolutely loved gathering with friends, the 'Geiger Crew', food and drink, and mischievously pulling any or all into debates on any subject. When diagnosed with lymphoma nearly two years ago, Bob and Lisa were given a gift of an incredible human being, Dr. Alonso Pacheco. He walked the journey with them and inspired other professionals with whom he served to join them. What gratitude they have for this very intelligent yet so caring person! Bob's perspective on life said it all – enjoy it, laugh and love your family. Undoubtedly, Bob's greatest love and passion in his life was Lisa. She along with Bob's parents invite family and friends to a Memorial Mass at St. Denis Church, 90 Union Ave, Manasquan, New Jersey at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 7. Memorial donations can be made to: The National Parks Foundation c/o Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, Inc. 1317 North Main Pueblo, CO 81003 (719) 542-1552 www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Dear Geiger family, I just learned of Bob’s passing. May your close family bond hold you tight during this difficult time. I am so sorry for your huge loss. My heart breaks for Bob’s children, wife, Mr. and Mrs. Geiger, his brothers and of course, the baby sister, my classmate and friend, Beth. Judy (Pigott) Robertson.

  2. To Beth and her brothers Family — We here in Philadelphia send our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are coming your way.

    Chris Macaulay

  3. Lisa, please accept my condolences on your loss of Bob. I remember our conversation a year or so ago where you told me about him, and since then I have often prayed for him and for you. Rest assured of my continued prayers.

    Eternal rest grant unto him oh Lord, and may the perpetual light shine upon him. Rest in peace Bob.

  4. Lisa, my condolences to you and your family and I am truly sorry for your loss. While you have been with the project team a short time you are a valued member of our family and we mourn this loss with you. My prayers and thoughts to you and your family.

    Steve

  5. Dear Lisa and Family, My sincerest condolences for your loss. I didn’t know Bob personally but in meeting you Lisa, and hearing other IBMers speak of him, I can tell he was a kind, well spirited, loving husband and father. All of your IBM friends and family are here for you and I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all and keep you consoled in the knowing that he has taken Bob into a better place and will watch over him forever. Fondly, Carolyn

  6. Lisa and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Bob was a fellow IBM’er and a good friend. Bob and I loved to talk about the outdoors and “manly stuff”. You and Bob and been in my prayers and I know he is free of pain now. We all miss him very much. Take care and God Bless.

  7. For Bob Sr. and Dorothy:
    Liliana and I send our condolences and deepest sympathy on the untimely death of your son. If still in the Spring Lake area, we would have joined you today at the Memorial Service at St. Denis. Lenny Gibson was kind enough to send the obituary to inform us of your son’s passing. Good luck and God speed to you both. Pax Domini Sit Semper Vobiscum.
    Liliana and Bob Johnson, Jupiter, Florida

  8. Dear Lisa,
    Our hearts break with your loss. We think of you often and miss you so much. You’re in our thoughts and prayers and we hope that the love and laughter you shared with Bob will help carry you through this difficult time. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your families.

  9. I am sorry for your loss. Bob and I shared many laughs while working together at IBM. His good cheer was always with him and those memories will live on. My best wishes to all of the Geiger family and friends.

  10. lisa&family bob will always be in my heart, sorry to hear about your loss, he had a heart of gold. I always enjoyed his company when I was at your home.If I could be any help to you let me know. GOD BLESS YOU. LOVE JANE

  11. Lisa and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that Bob was a well-respected and cherished member of the IBM team. He was always so kind, caring, upbeat, and helpful – not to mention, an excellent project manager. He will be sorely missed. Thank you so much for sharing his progress with us during his difficult journey. Everyone was praying and pulling for Bob to be able to rejoin the team. I know I speak for the entire team when I say we were very blessed to have had the opportunity to know and work with Bob. He was a wonderful person.

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