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Margaret M. Geiger

June 5, 1929 — November 19, 2023

Palmerton, PA

Margaret M. Geiger passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2023, at the Sarah A. Todd Memorial Home in Carlisle, PA, at the age of 94. She was born on June 5, 1929, in Palmerton, PA, the daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Nemeth) Donchez and was the youngest of their nine children.

On December 28, 1957, Marge married Gerald D. Geiger at Sacred Heart Church in Palmerton. They celebrated 60 years of marriage before his death in 2018. She was raised in Palmerton and graduated from Stephen S. Palmer High School and the Allentown Business School.

After working as both a legal secretary and a secretary for the N.J. Zinc Company, Marge worked for many years at the Palmerton library. An avid reader herself, she cherished the social opportunities the library afforded, forming lasting connections with patrons and colleagues while her husband Jerry served as Director. She also served as a volunteer for many years at Sacred Heart Church and school in addition to Palmerton Hospital where she was recognized for thousands of hours of volunteer time. She ran the hospital’s TV program in the 70’s and then later worked at the hospital gift shop. Marge and Jerry were part of the close-knit fabric of the community that they deeply loved.

Marge is survived by her son, Gerard J. Geiger and his wife, Karen, of Stroudsburg PA, her daughter Juliet Altenburg and her husband, Robert Altenburg, of New Cumberland, PA, and her grandchildren, Dr. Emily Geiger of Mountainview, CA and Timothy Geiger of Stroudsburg, PA.

Funeral Mass will be held on November 29, 2023, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Theresa Catholic Church, New Cumberland, PA. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Parthemore Funeral Home, New Cumberland, PA. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sarah A. Todd Memorial Home Activities Fund, 1000 W South St, Carlisle, PA 17013. Marge was a presence at Bingo and donations will be used for special prizes in her honor!

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Tuesday, November 28, 2023

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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

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