Naomi Geiger of Miami Lakes, Florida, has died of Alzheimer’s Disease at age 90 with several of her children by her side. Naomi was born February 10, 1931 in the Bronx NY, to Deborah Love Spero (Rubinow) and David Robert Spero. She lived in upstate NY until the age of 7 when she moved to the Shenandoah area of Miami, graduated from Miami High and then attended the University of Florida, where she met and married Matthew Nestler. She worked as a bookkeeper until their first child was born. They had two more children and Naomi was bravely both a Girl Scout leader and cookie chairman when her children were young, as well as participating in bowling leagues and Mah Jongg groups.
Naomi divorced and then married Dave Geiger in 1971. Dave was a widower with 2 children, and the couple created a blended family of 7. Naomi was a tireless mother who always made herself available for each of the children, even while working full time for 22 years at the Miami USPS Data Site.
Before and after retiring in 1993, Naomi traveled as much as she could. She and her husband Dave made it to 49 U.S. states with her trusty road atlas, and she enjoyed multiple trips through Europe with family members. She enjoyed an honest game of Scrabble, often employing her pun-filled sense of humor. Most of all, she was a supportive wife, mother, and friend -- never one to criticize, condemn or complain.
She considered herself a Miamian, even when living in Weston for 24 years, and swore she knew Miami like the back of her hand even into her advanced Alzheimer’s, which no one dared to contradict. She was thrilled in her last years to never have to go into a kitchen, as she hated cooking, and her children can attest to that.
Naomi was predeceased by her husband (David L Geiger) of 37 years. She is survived by her 5 children: Jerrie Collins (Nick), Janet Nestler (Jeff Appelbaum); Dan Geiger (Linda); Nancy Cuneo (Joe); and Lisa Walker (Alphonse); by 5 grandchildren: Laura Handler; Matt Geiger; Sam Collins (Fátima); Emily Geiger; and Nate Geiger; by 2 great grandchildren: Matteo Collins and Ariel Handler; and by several cousins.
Private services were held in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey.
Donations in her memory can be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, Southeast FL Chapter. www.Alz.org (notate Southeast FL Chapter) or Alzheimer’s Association P.O. Box 96011 Washington DC 20090-6011.