Beloved husband, father and friend, James Dulaney Geiman, died on February 8, 2021, at Gilchrist Hospice, in Towson, Maryland.
Born on September 10, 1937, in Leesburg, Virginia, the second son of the late Ezella Evangeline Fairfax and Charles Heck Geiman. He was proceeded in death by his Brother Sydnor Fairfax Geiman.
Jim was an industrious kid, that worked at the local filling station after school and on weekends, and delivered newspapers in the morning. He excelled at sports, playing baseball, basketball and football. During his senior year in high school he led the Loudoun County Raiders to an undefeated record of 11 — 0, as their quarterback. He attended Staunton Military Academy before being accepted at the University of Richmond where he received a BA in Chemistry. While at Richmond he pledged the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. After college he spent a short time in Dental school, but decided to entlist in the Army and was stationed at the 13th United States Army Security Agency, Menwith Hill, in Harrogate, England. Jim traveled extensively playing sports while in the Army and thoroughly enjoyed the British culture and lifestyle. So much so that he returned to the United States in 1964 with a British bride, Shirley Yvonne Mary Sixton. The couple had two sons, Ian Paul Geiman and Neal Linley Geiman. They lived in Front Royal, Virginia, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Alpharetta, Georgia during their marriage.
After Jim and Shirley divorced he met and married Laura June Jezyk in 1987, both worked for Hercules. Jim worked as an Industrial Operations Manager, Sales Leader and Business Development Manager in the textile, synthetic fibers, and non-wovens business for 32 years. He holds several patents in non-woven processing and was at the forefront of disposable garment technology.
Laura and Jim gave birth to a daughter, Lindzy Milnes Geiman in 1992. Jim retired from industry in 1996 and went on to substitute teaching. The kids called him Mr. G.I. Man. His favorite job of all time was being “Mr. Mom” to Lindzy.
Growing up in Thoroughbred horse country, Jim was an avid race enthusiast and would later enjoy a few trips to the winners circle with his partners and co-owners, in his retirement years.
Services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 13, at Schimunek Funeral Home 610 W. MacPhail Rd. Bel Air, Maryland 21014. Visitation from 9:30 to 11:30, and Episcopal service to follow at noon. The service will be available virtually on the funeral homes Facebook page and a link will be on the Mr. Geiman’s memorial page on the funeral homes website.
Jim was understanding & compassionate for children and families in need. In 1991 Jim was involved in getting Rainbow Village started. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to Rainbow Village, in his name. .https://rainbowvillage.org/donate. Online tributes may be left at www.schimunekfuneralhomes.com.