|Jean Kay Morse-Jackson
Joined: 29 Mar 2008
|Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:20 pm Post subject: Geffers, Robert D. 1925-2013
|Obit: Daily Reporter, Wellsville, NY; Feb 15, 2013 @ 11:55 AM
Last update Feb 17, 2013 @ 10:25 AM
WELLSVILLE — Robert D. Geffers, 87, of the Duffy Hollow Road, died in the Comfort House of Allegany County in Wellsville on Thursday (Feb. 14, 2013) following a long illness.
He was born May 24, 1925, in Wellsville, the son of Otto and Florence Horn Geffers.
On Feb. 16, 1956, in Arkport, he married Louise Babbitt, who predeceased him on April 22, 2005.
A lifelong resident of the Wellsville area, he attended the Wellsville High School and was retired from the L.C. Whitford Construction Co. in Wellsville after over 30 years of service.
He enjoyed time spent with his family and his special dog, “Sadie”.
He also enjoyed gardening, pitching horseshoes and being involved in politics.
He is survived by sons, Stub (Dawn) of Andover, and Robert (Cheryl) of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; daughters, Shirley (Buck) Price of Wellsville, Sharon Wardner (Donny) of Bolivar, Susan (Rodney) Perkins of Browns Mills, N.J., Darlene (Jim) Smith of Wellsville, Robin Carlin of Wellsville, Janet (Bill) Lynch of Andover, and Rhonda Geffers (Dan) of Wellsville; 28 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchldren; one great-great-grandchild; a brother, Paul (Evelyn) Geffers of Texas; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his parents and a son, Roger.
A celebration of his life will be observed on Tuesday (Feb. 19, 2013) in the Wellsville VFW Post #2530 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Carol Schweigert officiating, followed by fellowship until 4 p.m.
Burial will be in the Fairlawn Cemetery in Scio at the family’s convenience.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Comfort House of Allegany County, 141 E. State St., Wellsville, NY 14895 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements are by the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home of Wellsville.