Robert Joseph Geoghan

Robert Joseph Geoghan

June 23, 1931 - November 06, 2010

Robert Joseph Geoghan

June 23, 1931 - November 06, 2010


Robert Geoghan, a resident of Mission Viejo, passed away peacefully in his home on November 6th, 2010 with his family by his side. A devoted family man, with a full life crowned by accomplishment, he will be forever missed by the friends and family he left behind.

Bob was born on June 23rd, 1931 to Charles and Rachel Geoghan of Shelton, Connecticut. He proudly served his country, not only in the United States Air Force during the Korean War, but as a member of the Connecticut State Police after 1957. Police work was Bob’s passion; he diligently worked for the force for twenty years, starting out as a state trooper and ultimately retiring as a Sergeant in the Homicide Division in 1978. Immediately following his retirement, he moved his family to Mission Viejo, California. From his new home he started another successful twenty-year career with Air Industries, retiring as Vice President. He enjoyed the last ten years in retirement traveling with his wife, Marlene, and golfing.

During his life he was strong and supportive of anyone who needed him, especially his family. He is survived by his wife of fifty-three years, Marlene, and his four children: Kathy Maples, Michael Geoghan, Susan Gill, and Marlene Kern. In addition, he had seven grandchildren: Elizabeth Geoghan, John Gill, Sarah Geoghan, Shelby Maples, Abigail Maples, Cody Maples, and Nico Habibi; as well as one great grandchild, Noah Geoghan. He is also survived by five of his siblings, sisters Rita Zavidniak, Betty Cascone, Marie Geoghan, and Jeanne Bunosso; and a brother, Joseph Geoghan.

Bob spent his time on Earth as an exemplary human being and as role model for others. His smile, warmth and charm made everyone he met feel welcome; he was blessed by a large circle of friends and a family that treasured him. Though he has moved on to a better place, Bob’s exceptional life leaves a lasting impact on those who knew and loved him.

–In loving memory.

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25 responses to Robert Joseph Geoghan

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  1. Bob was a fine human. The kind one is grateful to know. An average golfer with a well above average outlook. Always smiling. Sad to lose him, glad to have known him.
    God blees you, Bob.

  2. Dear Geoghan Family
    It was with a great sense of loss when I heard of Bob’s passing away.
    I wanted to let you know that you have my greatest sympathy, and my heart is truly saddened.
    Although I crossed path with Bob on a brief occasion but I felt that I had known him for ever, he was such a wonderful man. I am saddened that I could not spend more time with him.
    His passing will not only leave a void in our lives, but in the hearts of all those who knew him.
    He will always remain in my thoughts and prayers.
    I like to share a small poem in his memory by the great Emily Dickinson.

    Bagher Habibi

    Because I could not stop for Death,
    He kindly stopped for me;
    The carriage held but just ourselves
    And Immortality.

    We slowly drove, he knew no haste,
    And I had put away
    My labor, and my leisure too,
    For his civility.

    We passed the school, where children strove
    At recess, in the ring;
    We passed the fields of gazing grain,
    We passed the setting sun.

    Or rather, he passed us;
    The dews grew quivering and chill,
    For only gossamer my gown,
    My tippet only tulle.

    We paused before a house that seemed
    A swelling of the ground;
    The roof was scarcely visible,
    The cornice but a mound.

    Since then ’tis centuries, and yet each
    Feels shorter than the day
    I first surmised the horses’ heads
    Were toward eternity.

  3. Janet Nagle says:

    Marlene, Kathleen, Michael, Susan, and Marlene:
    I am SO sad this morning to here that Bob is gone. You were all such a big part of my childhood, your home was my second home. I have such wonderful memories from those days! I will keep you and your families in my prayers.
    Janet Campion Nagle

  4. Big Marlene & Family:
    We loved you guys so very very much. Bob was a super guy and we both enjoyed so much our times together. We will never forget the time he spent with Kimmy and teaching her to stay the evenings with her. We recall him staying up at night with her in order to teach her to go on over night outings. He was truly a great husband, father and friend. Although we have not see him for some time we will always cherish the times we spent together.

    John and Joni.

  5. I am honored to have had the privilege of knowing Bob. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of his family. God Bless.

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