Herbert Geller, 86, of Needham, MA, passed away on October 5, 2021. Beloved husband of the late Lorelei Geller. Devoted father of Pamela Shuman and the late Scott Geller. Daughter-in-law of Pamela Geller. Dear grandfather of Jessica Shuman, Zackery Geller and Jake Geller. Loving brother of Martin Geller and his wife, Carol and the late Harold Geller. Loyal canine companions Leo and Linus, and feline Pepper.
Herbert served in the Air Navy for nine and a half years with time stationed in Cuba during the Missile Crisis. After his service, he had a wonderful career at National Amusements for 40 years and was still close with many colleagues after retirement. He was a dedicated Mason for several years. Of his many passions, Herbert loved collecting antiques, watching old movies, and listening to music. He had a wealth of knowledge on various subjects and loved to share it with everyone. Some of his fondest memories were of growing up in Dorchester on Blue Hill Avenue which he always remembered fondly. He was the definition of a “mensch” and would go above and beyond for all family and friends. He truly was a great friend to many and will be loved and missed by all who knew him.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, October 7 2021 at 11:00 am at the Roxbury Mutual Cemetery, 19 Washington St., Woburn, MA. Following the service, shiva will take place at his late residence until 6:00 pm, minyan to follow. Shiva will continue on Friday from 12 noon- 4 pm, and on Sunday from 12 noon – 6 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Herbert’s name may be made to Yachad of New England, 384 Harvard St., Brookline, MA 02446 or the Dementia Society of America, P.O. Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901.