Rudolph J. Geiser, Jr.

Date of Notice: Sunday, February 26, 2012; Burlington County Times, Central Record

Rudolph J. Geiser, Jr., 77, of Willingboro, passed away Friday, February 24, 2012, at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden.

Rudolph J. GeiserBorn in Philadelphia, PA, Rudy resided in Willingboro for the last 46 years. He graduated in 1954 from Munich American High School in Germany. He was a U.S. Army veteran who proudly served with the paratroopers during the Korean War. He was a devoted husband, father, brother and Pop-Pop. He was adored by his family and made friends wherever he went. He left us with great memories and laughter.

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Velma E. (nee Long) Geiser; his son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Lisa Geiser of Newark, DE; three daughters and sons-in-law, Natalie and Jack Campbell of Medford, Juliet and Tom Reilly of Medford Lakes, and Linda and Neil Raup of Medford; his brother and sister-in-law, William and Cheryl Geiser; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Martha Wydro, Beatrice Eckman, Carol and Nick Fruscione, and Doris and Neil Apoldite; 12 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call on Tuesday, February 28, 2012, from 6-9PM, and again on Wednesday, February 29, from 9-10:30AM, at the Mathis Funeral Home, 58 N. Main St., Medford, NJ. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 10:30AM, at the funeral home.

Interment with military honors will be at the Brig. Gen. Wm. C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery, Wrightstown, NJ.

Contributions may be made in Rudy’s memory to the American Heart Association, 2550 Route 1, North Brunswick, NJ 08902.

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6 Responses to “Rudolph J. Geiser, Jr.”

  • Lisa D'Antonio:

    I was blessed to share in many happy summer parties at Natalie, Jack & Mic’s home to celebrate birthday parties.Rudy was always the comedian with fun stories.He would have us in the pool for watermelon races with all the kids. Rudy & Velma were always loving,caring, strong,and gracious. They had me three weeks ago for lunch, and Rudy was teasing me about the Superbowl.I will always treasure Rudy in my heart, and smile thinking of how many people he touched.
    He has a beautiful wife, children, and grandchildren to continue his legacy.
    Love,
    Lisa D’Antonio

  • Sandra Winchester:

    Rudy Geiser was my cousin. Our mothers were identical twins. Him and I were both red heads and the first born. He was 5 years older than me. I am now 72. Rudy had 6 siblings. His one brother passed away many years ago. I have one sister. We were all very close as children as our mothers were very close. Rudy was the life of the party. Very commical and always positive. We grew apart as we got older but kept in touch a few times a year. He was the patriot of his family and I am the matriot of mine. We spoke of this a few weeks ago. He was a wonderful man and I will miss him. May he be in a better place. Heaven will welcome him.I am sure he will dress up as an angel if I know Rudy…..Love, Sandy

  • bill geiser:

    Memories of my brother all through growing up. We never spent alot of time together but the times we did were fun, like when he had the window cleaning job, I would always hold the ladder for the guy doing the windows.Never forgot that windy day,the ladder was swinging back and forth,the guy thought he was going to fall I think that guy quit. Also remember his homemade window cleaning solution, water with a spoon of ammonia. We were cleaning apartments and I was the lucky one to clean the oven, had to open the windows for the smoke to clear.Man the times we spent together were so much fun. Then there was a time when Vel would come into the room and ask what we were talking about, he would tell her the Mono Lisa ha ha. Rudy and I loved telling jokes, everyone would laugh and laugh oh what joy we had hearing people laughing at our jokes..It is really tearing me apart knowing he won’t be around anymore,I still can’t believe it. We will be together someday. Till then, miss you very much Rudy….. Love always, your brother Bill

  • Bea Eckman:

    Oh Rudy, how can this be true? I can’t believe you are gone. So glad I told you how very proud I was of you to go through your triple bypass surgery and even joking with Marlene the night before it. Then to only lose you after you went home from it was unbearable. To lose yet another brother has left an even bigger empty space in my heart. I will remember so many things about you….my childhood growing up with you as my older brother, so proud of you and Richard when you came home with freezing hands in Germany from your job of putting on roofs, so proud when you joined the Army and became a paratrooper. Most of all will always remember how you were always telling jokes and making everyone laugh…even the night before your heart surgery. Will remember how much you loved our Saturday night visits at mom’s house and how much fun we all had there, will remember the visits to my house when we siblings and spouses played games and the winner received an “unwanted” gift we all brought and had lots of fun, will remember our gathering at my house for Sis’ birthday and had lots of fun, your making me laugh at Brianna’s H.S. graduation party and how much you loved the Lancaster trip I took you on for your 70th birthday. These are my personal memories I will cherish Rudy. During our last conversation my last words to you were “I love you”. May you rest in peace until I see you again. You will always have a piece of my heart. My deepest sympathy to Earlene and your family. Missing you, your sister Bea.

  • Velma Geiser:

    Just wanted to say that I miss my wonderful husband so much that is is unbearable. We had almost 56 years together, and he always was unpredictable, and funny. Always surprising me with things he knew I liked, and always so complimentary about my appearance and encouraging. He was a wonderful husband, father, and pop pop. Our children and grandchildren absolutely adored him, and they have been so devastated by his death, as I have been. I pray everday that I will wake up from this nightmare. We got especially close when he was recuperating from heart surgery. I would help him get a bath, and we had some nice talks. I was so proud of him doing so well with therapy. I never dreamed that I would lose him this way. He told me so many times how much he loved me, and he didnt know what he would do without me, and I told him the same, and now I have to figure out how to go on without him. I will always love him and know that we will be together again someday. God Bless you, My darling, and I love you. I miss you so much that I dont know how I can stand it. You are here in my heart, and always will be.

  • Velma Geiser:

    I Just want to let my family know that I am so proud and so humbled by the beautiful family we created. They are the most loving and sweet family that anyone could ever have. They loved their Poppop so much, that he was so proud and happy at their love. I am also blown away by all the love and caring they have for me. They are there for me every moment. The children we had, and the wonderful grandchildren that show their love every day. We also have a beautiful little great grandson that Rudy got to see and hold twice, and he will be told what a wonderful man Rudy was. I am so thankful for all of them, and I love them very much. Thank you God.

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