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Kenneth Lee Geist

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Ken with his rescue dog "Sacks"

Kenneth Lee Geist, 77, of Carlisle, died Monday, June 10, 2013, at his home.  He was born on Sept. 14, 1935, in Alburtis, a son of the late Harry Geist and Margaret (Reinert) Geist Bauer.

Ken was an independent truck driver for many years.  After his driving career, Ken was employed with Carlisle Tire & Wheel and Carlisle Syntec.  Ken enjoyed doing string art, puzzles and home renovations.  He was a member of AARP and the American Automobile Association.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Amelia M. (Hall) Geist, his children; Deborah (and her husband Michael) Abelovsky of Jim Thorpe, David (and his wife, Barbara) Geist of Allentown, Ruthann Geist of Fogelsville and Lucile (and her husband, Joel) Maletsky of Allentown, brother, Clyde R. (and his wife, Angie) Geist of Perkasie, sister, Jean Gambler of Macungie, step-brothers; Dallas and Nevin Bauer of Alburtis, step-sister, Nancy Beitler of Alburtis, adopted son, Isaiah Hall-Geist at home, six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Ken was preceded in death by a son, Randy Geist, a step-sister, Delores Kehm and two grandchildren.

Arrangements are being handled by Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, where a viewing will be held from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM, Tuesday, June 18, 2013.  Funeral services will be on Tuesday at 1:30 PM, at the funeral home with Rev. Walter R. Reed officiating.  Interment will be at Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s A.M.E. Church, P.O. Box 121, Shippensburg, PA 17257.  

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I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Kenneth. He and Amelia always showed Aunt Sester such a lovely time when we visited. We all send our love, prayers and condolences to you and family.

 Fay(Sissie),Charlie & Larry Westcott

Miss Amelia & Family,
I will keep you and your family in Prayer. Praying that his loving arms of Mercy will substain all of you in the coming days. But rest assured YOU are NEVER ALONE.

Sis. Marylee Scott

 Amelia and Family,
You have my heartfelt condolences and prayers.
 It has been a rough journey. Many sympathies.
Marla Freda

 Dear Amelia & Family,
The first thing that came to mind when I heard of your husband's passing, Amelia's has lost her best friend. May God blessing you and your family during your time of bereavement & time of healing.

Janet L. Bell


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Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Inc.
Since 1853
630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone:  (717) 243-2421
"Five Generations of Service"
Steven A. Ewing, FD, Supervisor, Owner
William M. Ewing, FD
(1926 ~ 2009)
Seymour A. Ewing, FD
(1926 ~ 2009)
Jessie Morrison Ewing, FD
(1892 ~ 1988)
William J. Ewing, FD
(1898 ~ 1934)
Hastings A. Ewing, FD
(1866 ~ 1924)
Alexander B. Ewing, FD
(1831 ~ 1903)

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