David Eli Geller
David E. Geller July 27, 1933-November 13, 2020. David passed away peacefully on November 13, 2020 surrounded by his family.
Born on Thursday, July 27th in Philadelphia to Reba (nee Wiesen) and Ben, David joined his sister Elaine on Champlost Avenue where he would remain until leaving for Army service in 1953. Returning in 1955, David began working as a real estate salesman and then went to work in the retail fashion industry. In 1963, he was able to exercise his love of acting by playing a kidnapper in an episode of the television series Lawbreaker.
The Second Act of David’s life began in earnest in 1967 with the arrival of son Ben S. born on the same day he was moving his young family into 1003 Kerper Street in Northeast Philadelphia. Ben would later be joined by brother Todd Andrew in 1970. Towards the tail end of his Second Act, Amy Meredith was born on the first day of Spring in 1983. It was also during this time he began carving walking sticks, making 100’s over the last 44 years.
The Third Act proved to be the one with his greatest love, Rita Robinson. Beginning in 1996 and lasting through to his passing
. During this Third Act, David was joined by new additions to the family, grandchildren-Avery, Kayla and Kimberly, Madison, Tate, and Grayson. He loved his grandchildren - and lit up whenever he had he opportunity to be around them.
David leaves behind his loving family to cherish the myriad memories created over his 87 years, for which we are all grateful. Sons Ben (Julie) of Austin and Todd (Carrol) of Virginia and daughter Amy (Jose) and arriving in January 2021, Rebecca (named for his mother), and his love Rita and her son John.
Keeping David company will be his parents Ben and Reba, sister Elaine and brother-in-law Billy, and granddaughter Kimberly Christine (KC), along with countless friends and relatives.
A special thank you to David for being a part of all of our lives. Being your son is one of the greatest gifts we could have asked for, your wisdom and life lessons will continue to live through the next generation and forward.
Finally, it is with great appreciation, intermingled with our sadness that we proudly give you over to heaven so that you may rest in peace. We love you and will keep you close to our hearts for the rest of our days.
Ben, Todd, Amy, and Rita