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WALTER GEARY Walter Thomas Geary passed away Oct. 29, 2012, with his family by his side. His beloved wife, of 70 years, Annamae, preceded him in death. He is survived by his children, Lynn Ann Baker (Gene) of Suwanee, Ga., Katherine Ferguson of Las Vegas, Thomas Geary (Bonita) of Redmond, Ore., Patricia Thompson (Daryl) of Las Vegas, and John Geary (Donna) of Santa Maria, Calif. He also leaves 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Walter was born March 28, 1918, in Staten Island, N.Y. He graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in electrical engineering. He worked for Western Electric in New Jersey. In 1948, he moved his family to Dallas. There he was active in church and civic groups. In 1958, he again followed opportunities in public utilities to Las Vegas. He was vice president, general manager of Southern Nevada Telephone Company (later to become Centel). He was active with the society of professional engineers, Boy Scouts, Rotary and other civic organizations. He was in Serra Club and an active member of St. Anne's parish; later, he helped with the development of St. Viator's parish. Walt and Annamae enjoyed golfing as members of the Desert Inn Country Club and any course they found in their travels. Always a sports fan he avidly followed many favorite teams. A Mass celebrating the life of Walter will be at 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Bishop Gorman Memorial Chapel, 5959 S. Hualaphi Way.


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