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James R. Geyer


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James R. Geyer

Cincinnati - James Richard Geyer died on May 31, 2018 in N. Andover, MA. A long-time resident of Cincinnati (1950-2010), he was born in South Bend, Indiana on December 17, 1922, the son of Leo and Claire (Place) Geyer. He received his BSME degree from Purdue University in 1943 and enlisted in the Navy. He was trained at Annapolis and commissioned as a LT.(JG) in December, 1943. In July 1944, he married Jean Wright, the love of his life. Jim served aboard the USS Shannon DM2 until the end of the war in 1946. He took a position at General Electric in Evendale as a Mechanical Engineer designing jet engines with a focus on safety, retiring after 41 years. He could fix anything and volunteered repairing tape recorders for the blind. Jim loved people and was devoted to Jean (his wife of 66 yrs.), his family, the church and his many friends. He enjoyed playing bridge, dancing, and vacationing with his children and grandchildren. In his later years, his great grandchildren were a special source of joy. His sense of humor and fun-loving spirit carried him through his entire life and uplifted those around him. Surviving are: his sister Helen Geyer Czenkusch; two daughters: Jane Gossard (David), Martha Helm; son Jim Geyer (Carol); seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 23rd, from 11AM until the time of funeral service, 12Noon at Armstrong Chapel UMC, 5125 Drake Rd. (45243) Indian Hill. Condolences may be shared with the family through our website, ThomasJustinMemorial.com.
Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer from June 10 to June 13, 2018
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