Herman Roland Geisler
December 9, 1920 – March 10, 2014
Herman Roland Geisler, 93, of Raleigh, NC, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on March 10, 2014. Herm is survived by his sons Herman Jr, Rick, Jeff, Kurt and his wife Luci, and daughter Diana Lackey and her husband Shawn. He is also survived by his grandchildren Kurt Geisler Jr and his wife Rose, Jason Geisler, William Geisler, Noah Geisler, Anna and Laura Geisler, Samantha, Benjamin and Allison Lackey. Herm was a kind, gentle and loving father and grandfather to all. He is pre-deceased by his loving wife Ann. Herm led an interesting and meaningful life. He was born in Staten Island in 1920 to Otto and Camilla Geisler and graduated from NYU. He later attended MIT. During World War II, he enlisted in the Coast Guard and later helped build the first early warning radar system for the United States that sent him up and down the west coast. As an executive at IBM for over 25 years, Herm traveled the world, held high positions in Poughkeepsie and Toronto, coordinated IBM World Trade and played an integral part in establishing IBM in RTP. After retiring from IBM, he took on a second career building houses and managing his real estate holdings. Herm loved golf and in retirement truly enjoyed playing with his sons at courses in Raleigh and at the coast during their frequent trips there. Thank you to Brown-Wynne Funeral Home for all of the arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, 34 Washington Street, Suite 200, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481. Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh, North Carolina.