Philip Rodney Geiling, 74, lost his battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis at his home in Howard, CO, surrounded by his loving family on June 25, 2013 at 9:00pm. Born May 8, 1939 in Frederick, Maryland, he was the son of William R. and Helen B. Geiling.
He received his Bachelor's degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology, his Master's degree from Florida State University, and a Specialist in Education degree from the University of Colorado. He worked as a psychologist in the Commerce City schools.
Phil loved to travel. He visited all 50 U.S. States and nearly all Canadian Provinces, all by road with the exception of Hawaii.
Phil was a gracious individual who was stubborn as an ox but had a heart of gold. He was a caring and devoted husband, father, and grandfather who demonstrated many lasting values for his family through quiet example and a humble spirit. He will be greatly missed.
Phil is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Linda; his two sons, Doug Geiling and his wife, Wendy; Kevin Geiling and his partner, Jessica; and his precious granddaughter, Addison, who brought so much love and joy into his life. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Kenneth Geiling.
Memorial donations may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. If you wish to send a check, please go their website and print out their donation form. Checks can be mailed to 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 304, Chicago, IL 60611 or you can donate by phone at 1-888-733-6741 or on their website www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org/donate.
Memorial donations may also be made to National Jewish Health Colorado. If you wish to send a check, please go to their website and print out their donation form. Checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 17169 Denver, CO 80127 or you can donate by phone 1-800-423-8891 at extension 6560 or on their website www.njhealth.org.
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