Robert Emerson Geer, 92

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 4:16pm

Robert Emerson Geer, 92, died peacefully at his home on Block Island on Jan. 3, 2015.  Born in Providence, R.I. on Aug. 28, 1922, he was the son of Robert L. and Natalie (Ellis) Geer. Robert grew up and raised his family in Three Rivers, Mass., and lived there for many years before relocating to Block Island 33 years ago. He served his country in the Coast Guard during World War II and worked as the Comptroller for Robinson Thread Company in Worcester for many years before his retirement. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary L. (Miller), who died in 2002.

He will be deeply missed by his five children: Nancy J. Cole, Stanton A. Geer and wife Cynthia, and Peter E. Geer, all of Block Island; Susan  R. Shea and husband George Donnelly of Charlestown, R.I.; and David A. Geer and wife Judy of Portugal. He also leaves eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother Stanton Avery Geer.

A Memorial Service will be Friday, Jan. 9 at 11 a.m. at the Beers & Story Palmer Funeral Home, 1475 N. Main St, Palmer, Mass. Burial will follow with military honors in Four Corners Cemetery.  For those wishing, please make donations in his memory to Home & Hospice of Rhode Island, Block Island Volunteer Fire & Rescue Squad and the Block Island Medical Center. For more information, please visit