Robert McKelvey Geyer, 78, died Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at Lutheran Hospital. A native of Fort Wayne, he was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church and American Legion Post #296. He was a WWII US Army veteran. He worked for GTE as a PBX Installer and retired in 1984. He is the son of Charles and Mary (McKelvey) Geyer.
He is survived by wife Joan (Reichard) Geyer, Fort Wayne; sons Charles S. Geyer, Fort Wayne, David R. Geyer, Indianapolis, Indiana; daughter Mary Lowe, Silverton, OR; 6 Grandchildren; and one Great Grandchild.
Services were held Saturday, June 1, 2002 at St. Therese Catholic Church with Reverend Joseph Rulli officiating. Burial was in Catholic Cemetery. Preferred Memorials to St. Therese Catholic Church Building Fund. Information courtesy of Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Homes.
(NOTE: Bob was a close friend and adversary of our editorial department here at The Waynedale News. I worked with Bob for several years as an apprentice PBX and Key Systems Installer for General Telephone. Bob was a Journeyman Telephone Equipment Installer who took me under his wing as a 'green' on-the-job trainee apprentice back in 1965 after I had gotten out of the US Navy. I owe a large debt of gratitude to Bob along with several other men in GTE's PBX Department who helped me get my life started way back then. You were a real Dutch Uncle to me and I appreciated and respected your honesty and lectures. Thank you Bob; I'll miss you buddy.
Ray McCune, Associate Editor.)