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Mr. Anthony "Tony" John Geishauser Jr.

March 10, 1943 — May 24, 2023

Anthony "Tony/Johnny" John Geishauser Jr, 80, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, after a short illness in Bryan, Tx, surrounded by loved ones. A memorial service followed by Military Honors will begin at 11AM, Saturday, June 17, 2023, at First Presbyterian Church. We invite guests attending the service to wear any shade of blue; it was his favorite color. Officiating services is Rev. Ted Foote, Pastor. Cremation services are entrusted to Nobles Funeral Chapel.

Tony was born on March 10, 1943, in Portland, Maine, to Erdine and Gunnery Sgt. Anthony Geishauser Sr. He attended Deering High School and Aroostook State Teachers College. He developed a love for golf while caddying as a teenager at Riverside Golf Course in Portland. His passion for the game culminated when he played as an adult at St. Andrews in Scotland.

Tony was approaching his 2nd birthday when his father was killed in action in the Pacific island of Iwo Jima during World War II. After studying at ASTC, he left Portland for military training with the USMC, the branch in which his father served. In honor of his father, Tony would go on to serve in the U.S. Army (1964) as a UH-1 Iroquois "Huey" helicopter pilot with the 173rd Airborne Brigade in the Vietnam War. While on a troop support mission in 1966, Tony's helicopter was shot down by enemy forces. Tony would survive the crash and would go onto to serve in the Army for 20 more years.

He survived being shot down multiple times, suffering only minor injuries. He served in several countries during his long military career. His favorite assignment stateside was Communications Director, head of PR, at Fort Hood in TX, the largest army base in the US. He retired with the rank of Major. After his military service, he traveled to many countries while employed at Texas Instruments.

Tony never really slowed down after retirement. He continued to play golf. And he developed a new passion for his many roles in Toastmaster International, hosting meetings and mentoring new members. Several were learning the skill of public speaking while also learning English as a second language. In recent years, he travelled globally with his loving wife and soul mate, Pam Geishauser. They enjoyed cruising and travelling to many exotic destinations.

As the oldest of seven siblings, he recognized the importance of maintaining close family ties, despite geographical distance. When possible, he travelled back to Maine for family events, especially enjoying spending time "upta camp" on Sebago Lake. He made sure to enjoy lobster during those visits. At the start of the Covid pandemic, he instituted a weekly Zoom call for immediate and extended family members to see how everyone was coping. When everyone was freed up to get on with their lives, he continued the calls on a monthly basis.

In 2012, Tony married the real love of his life, Pam in College Station while in the fourth quarter of his life. Their marriage was a testament that it is never too late for God's grace. Their 11 years together were full of cruises to Alaska, a trip to Russia, and countless other vacations may have been his best years.

He was predeceased by his mother, Erdine Berenson, his father, Anthony Geishauser Sr, his stepfather whom he adored, Edward Berenson, his sister, Linda Rackliff.

He is survived by his wife, Pam Geishauser, his daughters, Lisa Freeman (Nathan), and Kristi Geishauser. His bonus children, Tommy Lukens (Lisa Fahlquist), Steven Lukens, Julie Foght (Jim); his brothers Daniel Thurber (Nancy) and Rabbi Gary Berenson (Sindee Gozansky), his sisters Gail Berenson (Lowell Jeffers), Lisa Johnstone, Lori Polito (Stephan); his brother-in-law, David Miller (Kathy); his grandchildren, Matthew Freeman, Michael Freeman; his bonus grandchildren, Erin Lukens, Caelin Lukens, Dominique Foght, Azarian Foght; and many nieces, nephews and cousins, his beloved dog, Little Man.

Memorial contributions can be made in Memory of Tony Geishauser to First Presbyterian Church, 1100 Carter Creek Pkwy, Bryan, Texas 77802; Aggieland Humane Society, 5359 Leonard Road, Bryan, Texas 77803.
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Memorial Service with Military Honors

Saturday, June 17, 2023

11:00am - 12:15 pm (Central time)

First Presbyterian Church - Bryan

1100 Carter Creek Parkway, Bryan, TX 77802

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