Celebrating the Life of
Sep 15, 1940 - Jan 10, 2021
The Virtual Celebration of Life for
from Saturday, February 20, 2021
7 P.M. Eastern Time
Our beloved Alan Arden Geiger passed away on January 10, 2021, in Torrance, CA, after battling lymphoma for over a year.
Alan was born on September 15, 1940 in Brooklyn, NY. He attended Ethical Culture School in Brooklyn followed by James Madison High School. He then attended Tulane University and after two years transferred to Washington University in St. Louis, MO where he earned his BA.
Alan then joined the US Air Force and attended Officers Training School at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX. Following a U.S. assignment, Alan was sent to Yokota Air Base (outside Tokyo), where he was assigned to the 41st Air Division's intelligence unit. He completed his military service as a Captain.
He met his wife Kazumi (nee Kishino) in Tokyo and they were married there in 1967. They returned to New York later that year and Alan earned a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from Hunter College. He then began work with the New York City's Department of City Planning and remained with the department until his retirement in 2008. After retiring, he joined Kazumi in Redondo Beach (where she had been transferred for her work at Japan Airlines).
Alan was well known as an avid cyclist and good friend to many, in both in New York City and Southern California. He organized bicycling trips in Europe and Japan. He also loved to travel around the world with his wife and two daughters. After retiring, he enjoyed tending his orange trees in his backyard and growing vegetables in the community garden.
Alan had a unique sense of humor and loved to tell stories. He continued to make new friends even in his last year of life.
Alan is survived by his wife Kazumi Geiger, daughters Miwa Geiger, and Mariko Geiger, sons-in-law Richard Bodine and Charles Bancroft, and three grandchildren, Emi and Jack Bodine, and Kaya Bancroft.