Obituary: James ‘Jim’ Donald Geis, 77

Obit - James GeisJames “Jim” Donald Geis of Southington CT and Oro Valley AZ died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday August 20, 2016.  He was surrounded by his loving family during his final days.

Born on September 19, 1938 he was one of 5 boys born to Mary and Robert Geis of Pittsburgh PA.  His surviving brothers are Charles (wife Ann)  of Latrobe Pa and Edward (wife Marilyn) of Torrance CA.    Jim grew up attending Pittsburgh schools and graduated from St Francis College/University in 1960 majoring in Physics and going on to study for his MBA at the City College of New York.  While at St Francis he was President of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity

“Jim “married his college sweetheart Eileen (Mc Crystal) on October 14, 1961. They had 2 children. In 1968 they moved to Cheshire. Jim had a science career that spread over many places and experiences including starting his own business. His final job was Senior Management Scientist for the Army Material Command in Adelphi Maryland.   While working and in retirement Jim and Eileen’s journey together brought them to many places in the world  with wonderful adventures including living in Arizona for the past 12 years as snow birds.

Jim is survived by his wife Eileen of Southington, his son Jim Geis of Southington, his daughter Lorraine Rigutto and her husband Robert of Huntington Vt, and their 3 children Gabrielle, Robert and Allyson. He cherished them all.

Jim’s philosophy in life was to play it straight and play it forward.  He died as he lived

Please stop by and join us on Sunday, September 11th  between 2-5 pm at their Southington residence to pay respects and celebrate his life

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