Eric Z. Geiger, painter

Eric Z. Geiger, a painter and home improvement worker, died Friday of injuries sustained in an Owings Mills motorcycle accident. The Eldersburg resident was 29.

After the accident, which occurred on Dolfield Road in Owings Mills, Mr. Geiger was transported to Northwest Hospita, where he died, said family members.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Eldersburg, Eric Zachary Geiger was a 2002 graduate of Liberty High School. After high school, he attended a one-year Christian internship, discipleship and leadership program at Honor Academy in Garden Valley, Texas.

Mr. Geiger returned to Eldersburg where he worked in home improvement and for the last two years, had been a painter with Stretch Painting Co.

"Eric was well-versed in home improvement work," said his father, Michael C. Geiger of Eldersburg.

In addition to riding his motorcycle, Mr. Geiger enjoyed snowboarding.

"Having fun, and getting other people to have fun, was another hobby of Eric's," his father said.

A celebration of Mr. Geiger's life will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Faith Lutheran Church, 1700 St. Andrew Way, Eldersburg, where he was a member. He was also a member of the Journey Church Community in Sykesville.

In addition to his father, Mr. Geiger is survived by his wife of nine months, the former Lisa Marie Vetter; a newborn daughter, Piper Elizabeth Geiger; his mother, Debra J. Nusenko Geiger of Eldersburg; three sisters, Melinda Mente of Baltimore, Sheri Hagen of Owings Mills and Amber Geiger of Eldersburg; and nieces and a nephew.

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