Obituaries

Remembering Faith Geer, actress and press agent

By Caskey Weston

Faith Geer was Caskey Weston's mother.

Faith Geer. Photo: Provided by the family

Faith Geer. Photo: Provided by the family

Faith Geer was born in Holland, NY, January 13, 1919. She passed away at Salem Lutheran Home in Oakland, CA, December 15, 2013, just shy of her 95th birthday.

Born to modest circumstances and raised in a small town, early on Faith became an avid filmgoer. Inspired by actresses she admired, Faith resolved to become an actress herself.

As a young actress, Faith gained valuable experience in the New Deal WPA theater project. In 1946, while in summer stock, Faith met her husband, Robert Weston. Her long career in film stretched from 1954, appearing in “Executive Suite,” to “Town and Country” in 2001. Other film and TV work included “Wall Street,” “Fatal Attraction” and “Sex in the City.” Faith also appeared in numerous theatrical productions.

During the 1960s and 1970s Faith worked as a theatrical press agent for The Public Theater and Lincoln Center. She was an active member of the Ensemble Studio Theater, as well as the “Screen Actors Guild,” “Actors’ Equity” and ATPAM.

Faith is survived by her daughter Caskey Weston of Piedmont, California, brother Keith Wilson of Berkeley, sister Joan McDermott of Blaine, Washington and grandchildren Ariel Hirsch of San Francisco and Alex Hirsch of Los Angeles.

Faith was a bright and determined woman, with a delightful and irreverent sense of humor. She is greatly missed.

Feel free to share your messages of condolence and/or memories of Faith Geer in the comments.

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  • Carla Woodworth

    My condolences to Faith’s daughter Caskey Weston, her husband Marty Schiffenbauer, and Caskey’s children Ariel and Alex. I met Faith after she moved from New York and lived at Salem Lutheran. I really enjoyed Faith’s humor and her pizzazz. I will remember Faith fondly.