January 3, 2021 ~ 19 Tevet 5781
Harry Geller died peacefully at home on January 3, 2021, at the age of 93. He was preceded recently in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Annette Fleck Geller. Harry was also preceded in death by his loving parents, Louis and Ida, and siblings Dora Snider, Sam Geller, Max Geller, Leah Fursetzer, Jerry Geller, Mary Ann Popowsky, and Esther Oleisky.
There are people in this world who quietly devote themselves to making the world a better place. They always seem to be working hard. Harry Geller was just this person.
Harry was born in Fargo, North Dakota on December 5, 1927. He served two years in the Army Air Force. Harry attended North Dakota State University, graduating with honors in 1951 with a mechanical engineering degree. As a new graduate, Harry began working for General Electric and moved to Louisville in 1953 to work at the new GE Appliance Park. Harry worked for GE for 41 years, retiring in 1992, as a general manager.
Harry met the love of his life, Annette Fleck, when he created a dating service for Jewish singles and decided to keep her for himself. Family was everything to Harry and Annette. Harry is lovingly remembered by his children, Larry (Julie) Geller, Sally (Daniel) Weinberg, Mark (Tracy) Geller, and David (Betsey) Geller. Grandchildren Heather (Chad) Clink, Natalie Geller, Zachery (Allie) Weinberg, Schuyler Weinberg, Alexander, Isabelle, Kendall, Rose Geller, Sydney Abigail, and Hannah Geller. Great-grandchildren Sawyer, Holden and Parker Clink, and Talia and Lillian Annette Weinberg. Brother, Aaron Geller, and sister-in-law, Barbara Geller.
Harry served on the Jewish Community Center’s Board of Directors for 25 years. He volunteered on multiple committees during this time. He also became a member of the Jewish Community of Louisville board. Harry’s home away from home, was his beloved synagogue, Adath Jeshurun. He served on the AJ Board of Directors for 42 years, and its Executive Committee, finally earning the title “Board Member for Life”.
Harry was known for his precision. Everything from the sanctuary chairs at Adath Jeshurun during a renovation to the timeline at every family event to a travel itinerary, everyone received their marching orders in triplicate.
Harry and Annette were devoted to each other and their family. They set a wonderful example for all of us to follow. They loved being together. Nothing made them happier than being together with their family. Friday night Shabbat dinners, grandchildren’s activities, traveling to nephew’s and niece’s life cycle events, and the recent joy of great-grandchildren. They even recreated their home to move closer to family and make our new family hub. Harry and Annette would hold hands and smile appreciating the wonderful family they made.
Our family is thankful to the many wonderful caregivers that made the last years of Harry and Annette’s lives possible. You enabled them to remain home, maintain their independence, and live out their lives with dignity. We are forever grateful.
Contributions to the Annette and Harry Geller Chumash Fund at Congregation Adath Jeshurun, 2401 Woodbourne Avenue, Louisville, KY 40205, would be appreciated.
Private services will be live-streamed via Herman Meyer & Son, Inc. Facebook page beginning at 11 a.m., Wednesday, January 6, 2021. https://www.facebook.com/hermanmeyerson
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