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Robert Elliott Geller

November 18, 1933 — September 9, 2022

Robert Elliott Geller 88, of Bowie, Maryland passed away on September 9, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. Robert was born in Port Chester, NY on November 18, 1933. He was the son of the late Alter Geller and Mary (Greenberg) Geller and brother Yale Geller. After graduating from Port Chester High School, he attended the University of Kentucky and then the TV Workshop of New York. He joined the US. Army where he served from 1955-1957. He then worked for WBOC in Salisbury, MD. His next job was with RCA in New Jersey, Greece, and Berryville VA where he met and married the love of his life Bonnie Carlisle on July 11, 1965. Robert started working for the Government in 1963 at Andrews Air Force Base. He then spent 14 years at the US Naval Academy as Director of video operations and finished his government career in Washington, DC serving as Director of Studio and Production Operations for USIA.  Bob also served as a Volunteer at Anne Arundel Medical Center for 8 years.

In addition to his full-time job, Bob covered many sporting and entertainment events for CBS, NBC, ABC, HTS and Comcast, amongst others. He also covered three Olympics, 1976 in Montreal, 1984 in Los Angeles, CA and Nagano, Japan in 1994 for which he received an Emmy.

Bob was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed playing softball and running, however playing golf was his lifelong passion. He learned the game in his teens as a caddy and became an incredibly good player who had 5 hole-in-ones. He loved all his DC and Maryland sports teams, but the Redskins were without a doubt his favorite team. He was a 50 + year Redskins season ticket holder.

Bob will be greatly missed by his wife Bonnie, as well as their three children, David (Tara) Geller of Ashburn, VA, Dana Geller of Odenton, MD, and Amy (Chuck) Ladd of Crofton, MD. Bob’s greatest joy in life was being a grandfather to his four grandchildren. Mia Geller, Robert Ladd, Aiden Geller, and Andrew Ladd. He loved his animals, Coffee, Ike and Jake. 

A service will be held at Beall Funeral Home on September 21 at 11:00am followed by a reception at Lake Presidential Golf Club. In lieu of flowers his family encourages donations be made in his name to Maryland Therapeutic Riding at



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