This evening my family and I attended a memorial service for a dear friend, Kevin Geier. He had lost his battle with cancer and passed away last week – he was a wonderful man of 62 years.
We lived across the street from one another and later in life he married one of my dearest friends, Heidi. We shared many memories throughout the years – as he did with many of his friends. The common thread we had was that we grew up on Tonia Court and our families spent time together celebrating holidays such as Fourth of July, Christmas, New Years Eve.
There were rights of passage – when I turned 21 years old – he and my older brother took me to my first nightclub to buy me the first alcoholic beverage.
Heidi and Kevin married in 1980 and one year later I had married in 1981; our first born children were one day apart. We shared raising our kids together (he was my son’s Little League coach) and his wife and I remained close through years of working together at Disney.
Why is it so hard to say goodbye? Rest in peace my friend – we will miss you!