Christopher "Chris" Geiger

Died: December 10, 2018
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Chris Geiger, age 49, passed away unexpectedly on December 10, 2018. He is the son of Mary Jane (Grace) and Steve Geiger and the brother of Jimmy (Dawn) Geiger of Fort Lauderdale, FL and Michelle (Matt) Heyman of Phoenix, AZ. Chris is also survived by uncles Don Grace (Nancy), John and Tom Geiger, aunt Kim Fischer-Geiger and several cherished cousins. He was predeceased by his grandparents, his uncles and aunts Dave Geiger, Bev and Bob Kenrick and Nancy Grace. Chris was a native of Endwell and a graduate of Union Endicott High School. He was a five-year member of the UE golf team and was very proud of his achievement as the NYS State Golf Champion in 1986. Chris attended the University of Virginia on a golf scholarship, graduating in 1991. Chris’ professional career was within the television industry involving sales and executive management positions with CBS in Charleston-Huntington, WVA; Public Television, CBS and NBC in Syracuse; and FOX Broadcasting in Connecticut. While in Syracuse Chris was a member of the Board of Directors of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central New York where he was founder and chairman of the RMH Golf Invitational for ten years.
A Celebration of Life for Chris will be held at 11 am Monday, December 17 at Church of the Holy Family, 3600 Phyllis Street, Endwell. Visiting hours are at the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott, Sunday, December 16 from 2-5 pm. Memorial contributions in Chris’ memory may be made to Mercy House of the Southern Tier or Ron Id McDonald House of Central New York.

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Date: Sunday, December 16, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Allen Memorial Home


511-513 East Main Street
Endicott, NY 13760

Service Information

Date: Monday, December 17, 2018

Time: 11:00 am

Church Of The Holy Family


3600 Phyllis Street, Endwell, NY, 13760

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Mercy House of the Southern Tier

Phone: (607) 321-1857

212 North McKinley Avenue
Endicott, New York 13760
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Died: December 10, 2018

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Chris & Sue Cornelius posted on 12/17/18

To Chris' family, My husband Chris and I are extremely sad and want you to know that you are in our thoughts. Chris was a fabulous guy and will never be forgotten. My Chris enjoyed working with Chris in the business, he was a great manager. Hugs to the family. Chris & Sue Cornelius


Angela posted on 12/16/18

Your light shone bright while you were here with us and we were glad to be a part of it. Grateful our paths crossed Chris. To Chris’ family ~ sending you much love and healing prayers during this sad and difficult time.


Laura Hand posted on 12/13/18

SO sorry to learn about Chris' untimely passing...he steered NBC3 through tough sales times, a couple ownership changes, and 'invented' the name and helped create the partnership that is now CNYCentral... He and I had a years-earlier connection: while he was at UVA on a golf scholarship, he often played at a course that backed up to my in-laws' home, so we undoubtedly saw and probably greeted each other! ...taken from us much too soon


June Myers posted on 12/13/18

I had the pleasure of working with Chris at WSTM, he will be forever missed. God bless your family


Mike Tzivanis posted on 12/13/18

My sincere condolences to the Geiger family. Chris was of course a talented and accomplished golfer and I always enjoyed my time around Chris. Very saddened by this news and my thoughts and prayers are with you.


Bobby posted on 12/12/18

I was fortunate to know Chris for over 20 years; he was a good friend and will be missed greatly. I have many great memories of golf trips with Chris and learned a lot from him. My best to his family and friends during this difficult time..


Joanne Russell posted on 12/12/18

My thoughts are with all of you. Very sad. He was a terrific man & friend. Will always be missed.


David posted on 12/12/18

God Bless my friend and colleague. You will be missed. My prayers are with you and your family. David


Julie Jones- Engle posted on 12/12/18

So sorry for your lost. God bless the family. Another good one gone too soon.


Brent Smith posted on 12/12/18

God speed Chris. We will all join you at some point. See you soon...


Carolyn Chapman Bishop posted on 12/12/18

I was a special friend of Chris's while at UVa and in the years following when he was starting his career in West Virginia and me in NY. We reconnected recently and he sounded on top of the world when we spoke. People always wanted to be around him which would come as no surprise. He was so generous and fun. I will certainly miss him.


Mick Giannino posted on 12/12/18

I’m sorry to hear if Chris's passing. He was good friend. My deepest condolences go out to the family. He will be greatly missed by all us. I will keep him my prayers


Mike Kite posted on 12/12/18

To Chris’ family, 
I am sorry to learn about Chris’ passing. I worked with him for a short time at PBS. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. Sincerely, Mike Kite


Patti DePaulis posted on 12/12/18

My condolences to all of your family. Chris was very kind to me and taught me much about the media business. I am extremely saddened to hear of the loss of this man.