Henry S. Geis


Like his father before him, Henry was an electrician; proud to power the world with Local 98. He wired many of the casinos, but his crowning achievement was to light the Ben Franklin Bridge. He was a strict dad, but only because he wanted to raise quality kids: tow the lines or head for the hills. If he heard a catchy tune he’d be the first to grab the mic and sing along or dance to “Proud Mary”, probably dating back to his 9 years in the navy when he was in a band. Henry was a stickler for golf etiquette: keep it moving, replace your divots. He had a home on Wedgewood and was runner up in the club championship at Woodbury. He’d eat just about anything, but he always found some room for some ice cream. If he got loose he’d most likely be heading off for the casinos to battle the slots.
Through friends he’d manage a date with the lovely Jacqueline Wilson. “Remember how to make this Pepper Steak for when we’re married.” he’d tell her. Maybe confident; maybe prophetic, but in any case, they wed when he returned home from the Mediterranean. Their union was blessed by three children: Rosemarie DeYoung (John Forde), Mary Helen Spring (Joe Nicoletto) and Jacqueline (Mike) Smith; and later by grandchildren, Patrick, Steven, Thomas, Erin and Michael. He is survived by his siblings, Eleanor Trent and Paul Geis.
Come celebrate 86 great years Monday 9-11 a.m. at Daley Life Celebration Studio, Swedesboro where there will be an 11 a.m. service. Interment Gloucester County Veteran’s Cemetery, Monroe Twp.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Heartland Hospice, 1385 Chews Landing Road, Clementon NJ 08021 will be appreciated.

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  1. Donna Cahall

    Aunt Jackie I’m so sorry for your loss. Uncle Henry was a great guy. I can still picture him dancing to Proud Mary at my wedding. I can hear him telling me and Jackie “no sleeping over tonight”. We didn’t even have to ask as soon as he saw us coming he said No. I will miss him but I have such great memories that I will cherish. My prayers to you and your family. Love you

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