William Samuel Geise, Sr., 82, of Northumberland PA was welcomed into the
arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at
his residence. He was born in Northumberland PA, the son of the late
Samuel and Margaret Edgar Geise.
Bill is survived by the love of his life, Mollie Troxell Geise, whom he
married January 16, 1960. They recently, along with their family and
friends, joyfully celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
Bill graduated from Northumberland High School in 1955, where he and Mollie
were voted Most Likely to Succeed.
He was a self-employed farmer for all of his life and the owner and operator
of Geise's Sweet Corn Farm for 32 years. He worked alongside his wife, his
son and daughter, and his grandchildren as well as many young people in the
area. He made a huge difference in their lives by demonstrating the value of
a strong work ethic.
Bill's legacy will remain alive in all the work he accomplished at his
church and in his community. Bill was a faithful member of First Baptist
Church in Danville PA where he was in the choir, was a Sunday school
teacher, Sunday school superintendent, served on the board of trustees and
was instrumental on the building committee when the church relocated to
Valley Township. He was a founding member of the Tuckahoe Fire Company in
Northumberland, served on the Point Township Board of Supervisors for 16
years and as president of the Northumberland Farmland Preservation Program
for several years. Bill served on the Northumberland County Agricultural
Security Area Committee and assisted eight other counties in forming their
own security areas. He was chairman of the PA Pork Producers and also served
on the PA Farm Bureau Board for eight years where he and Mollie were
selected as the 2015 recipients for the state-wide honor of the
Distinguished Local Affairs Leader Award. He also served on the
Northumberland County Farm Bureau for 32 years where he served as
Known by his family as Mr. Fixit, he would always lend a hand of support to
any of them when the need arose. He made sure to go above and beyond for
everyone that he encountered. Bill was deeply devoted to his family; he
cherished his wife, his children and grandchildren. He was known as a
selfless man with a generous heart and a kind spirit.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, William S. Geise Jr.,
and his wife Marti of Northumberland PA, and one daughter, Betsy Buckley and
her husband Earl of Campbell NY. Also surviving are three grandchildren:
Melissa Geise, Sarah McDonald and her husband Tyler of Bridgeport PA, and
Emma Buckley, all of whom he adored. He was preceded in death by one
grandson, Jonathan Geise.
A Celebration of Bill's Life will be held Monday, February 3, 2020 at 12:00
noon at First Baptist Church, 12 Brookside Drive, Danville PA (off Rt. 642
East) with the Reverend Dawes J. Dunham officiating. Relatives and friends
will be received at the church from 10:00 AM until 11:45 AM. Burial will be
held in Riverview Cemetery, Northumberland PA. The family will provide
flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of
Danville or WPGM Radio, PO Box 236, Danville PA 17821.
Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 42 West
Mahoning Street Danville PA.