David C. Geiman Sr., 81, partner in furniture store

October 01, 2003

David C. Geiman Sr., a former partner in J. Stoner Geiman & Sons, a Westminster furniture store, died of a stroke Sunday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was 81.

A lifelong Westminster resident and 1939 graduate of Westminster High School, he earned a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Baltimore and attended the old Baltimore Business College.

During World War II, he joined the Navy and was stationed in Hawaii as a code-breaker. He was a member of the Carroll post of the American Legion and Molleville Farm post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Mr. Geiman worked for nearly 50 years in the furniture business established on Main Street by his father in the early 1920s. He retired when the business closed in 1992.

He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, served on the church council and was a past treasurer of its Sunday school. He was also a Mason and a member of the Maryland Shrine Club and Boumi Temple.

Mr. Geiman was a volunteer with the Westminster Volunteer Fire Department and was a former president of the Westminster Little League.

Services were held yesterday.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Betty Yingling; a son, David C. Geiman Jr. of Westminster; a daughter, Katie M. Baker of Lincoln, R.I.; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

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