Jun 22

Three Years Ago Today

Charles H. Geiger
Mr. Charles H. Geiger, age 82, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2008 at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth. He was a resident of Big Canoe.

Charlie was born August 24, 1925 in Ottawa, Illinois, son of Howard Charles and Elsie Katherine (Walking) Geiger. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Yard Mine Sweeper 423 in the Pacific. He was a member of the Wyoming Lodge A.F. & A.M., Melrose, Massachusetts.

Following a long and rewarding career as an electrical engineer, Charlie turned his interest to the military strategies occurring in Georgia during the Civil War. He gave extensive service to the Georgia Battlefields Association and to Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails. In May 2006 he was the proud recipient of the Governor’s Award in the Humanities sponsored by the Georgia Humanities Council.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Woodward Geiger; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Robert Cook of Newburyport, Massachusetts, and a son, Jeffrey H. Geiger.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Georgia Battlefields Association or Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at the a later date. His cremains will be interred in the Ottawa Avenue Cemetery in Ottawa, Illinois.