WILLIAM F GEACH
Aug 10, 1926 - Mar 2, 2010
WILLIAM (Bill) F. GEACH was born August 10, 1926 in Grass Valley, CA. He passed away suddenly at the age of 83 on March 2, 2010 in Sacramento, as a result of complications from cancer. Family and friends who loved him for his generosity, kindness, sense of humor and gentle spirit will miss him dearly.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Lorraine Geach, whose relatives came from Cornwall England. He spent his childhood and early adult years in Grass Valley. He graduated from Mt. St. Mary’s Academy in Grass Valley and continued his education at California State University, Sacramento. Bill served his country during World War II, as a member of the United States Navy. He became the Traffic Manager, and then a Vice President of Blue Anchor, Inc., in Sacramento where he worked for almost 40 years
He was devoted to his wife, Mary E. Geach, for 59 years. Upon their retirement, Bill and Mary traveled the world, enjoying the history and culture of each country they visited. He also loved gardening, the performing arts and always had a devoted pet to attend to. He and Mary volunteered many thousands of hours over the years as Docents for the California State Capitol Museum. Mary personally made many of their costumes and they both trained other volunteers to be Docents. Bill was also an “unofficial” member of Beta Sigma Phi, an International Sorority that supports Cystic Fibrosis and many other charities and was given an official title of “Envoy” of which Mary has been a member for over 50 years. In addition, they ushered for the Music Circus for almost 50 years.
We are all joined through the love of God, and not even death can part us. Bill leaves behind his beloved wife Mary, a sister Lillian Womack, and nephews Robert Fisher, James Fisher and John Fisher, and niece Diane Borden and their families. Many good times will be remembered by their friends of over 50 years, Roy Adams and Shirley Wadekamper. Bill was respected for his values and integrity, and will be loved and remembered by us forever.
Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, March 9, 2010, to be held in the Chapel at Andrews & Greilich Mortuary, 3939 Fruitridge Road, in Sacramento.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the California State Capitol Museum Volunteer Association (Checks payable to CSCMVA), P.O.Box 19956, Sacramento, CA 95819 or to the SPCA 6201 Florin Perkins Road, Sacramento, CA 95828
Andrews & Greilich Mortuary
3939 Fruitridge Road