Geter, James Sr..
James Geter, Sr.., 84, entered into eternal rest on Monday, September 16, 2013 in Bridgeport Hospital. He was born in Bridgeport, CT on June 10, 1929 to the late William and Elise (Dennis) Geter. He matriculated in the Bridgeport School System and later retired from Bridgeport Brass. He served his country honorably in the U.S Navy from 1946 - 1948.
Left to cherish his memory are: sons, James, Jr., (Gigi), Ronald and Kenneth Geter; daughters, Donna Geter Shabazz (Edward), Wanda Geter Pataky (Brian), Jennie Hatton, Terra Holloway and Chelsea Dennis; 27 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild; daughter-inlaw, Velda Geter; brothers, Henry and Stanley Geter; sister, Inez Calhoun and a host of other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by beloved and devoted wife, Mildred (Brown) Geter, sons, Garry, Daryl and Christopher Geter; daughter, Valerie Geter; brothers, Garry and Frederick Geter and sister, Willease Clark.
A Service of Celebration will be held at 7:00 pm on Sunday, September 22, 2013 in Mount Aery Baptist Church, 73 Frank St., Bridgeport with Cynthia Moore officiating. Friends may greet the family from 5:00 pm until time of service at the church. Interment will be held on Monday, September 23, 2013 in Park Cemetery, 620 Lindley St., Bridgeport. Arrangements entrusted to Geo. J. Peterson F.H. 1041 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06608.