GEIST, Doris, Age 85, of Mahwah, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Friday, June 27, 2014. Born in Astoria, NY, she lived in Mahwah for the past 57 years. She was a member of the Mahwah Women’s Club and a member of the Dorcas Guild of Holy Cross Lutheran Church.
Doris is survived by her devoted children: Gail Bourell of Cleveland, OH, Diane Baker of Rochester, MI, Jeffrey Geist and his wife Cindy of Brighton, MI, Nancy Geist of Ramsey, Ellen and her husband John Otto of Elburn, IL, Jill Richter of Palm Harbor, FL, Adam Geist of Manalapan, NJ and Janet and her husband Robert DeLaubell of Cheshire, CT. Doris also leaves her 22 grandchildren: Janice, Jennifer, Michael, Elizabeth, Adrianne, James III, Meredith, Brittany, Jared, Garan, Axel, Gunnar, Jason, Jessica, Jordan, Jocelyn, Amanda, Christopher, Zachary, Alyssa, Benjamin and Connor, and 6 great grandchildren: Lucy, Gavin, Jordan, Kari, Logan, and Lucas. Doris was predeceased by her husband Roy in 2010 and by her daughter Wanda in 1964.
Visiting hours are Wednesday, July 2, 2014 from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home (www.vpfh.com), 257 Godwin Ave., Wyckoff, NJ. Funeral is 11:00 am on Thursday, July 3, 2014, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 125 Glasgow Terr., Mahwah, NJ 07430. Interment will follow in the Redeemer Cemetery in Mahwah.
Memorial contributions in Doris’s name may be made to the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, PO Box 650309, Dallas Texas 75265 or Wounded Warriors Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Jacksonville, FL 32256 which she actively supported.
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