With sad but grateful hearts we mourn MEEC’s visionary founder and longest-serving volunteer, Marianist Brother Donald R. Geiger SM, Ph.D., who passed away peacefully on December 29th, 2020 at the age of 87 in Dayton, Ohio. We thank God for the gift of his brilliant science intellect, his four decades of dedicated restoration of Mount St. John’s prairie, woods, wetlands and meadows, and his mentoring of students, staff, volunteers and all who loved learning and caring for God’s creation.
His Mass of Christian Burial was concelebrated by Marianist Frs. Christopher Wittmann, Patrick Tonry and Charles Stander on Saturday, January 9. If you missed the livestream you can watch it below. Sr. Leanne Jablonski, FMI's shared a eulogy cowritten with Bro. Charles Johnson, SM. Their thoughts, along with Fr. Chris Wittmann, SM's homily and Bro. Don's obituary are linked at the bottom of this page.
Friends, family and members of the Marianist and MEEC communities are invited to online to share memories of working, learning and laughing with him and to celebrate his birthday at 2 p.m. Eastern on Saturday, February 27. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the Zoom link.
If you would like to make a memorial contribution to the Bro. Don Geiger, SM Memorial Intern Fund, please click here.