Dr. James W. Geyer

September 7, 1944April 21, 2013

Dr. James W. Geyer, 68, a resident of Greensboro died Sunday April 21, 2013 following a period of declining health. He was born September 7, 1944 in Eau Claire, WI, the son of Paul Washington and Ardis Veronica Ward Geyer. A graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a doctorate degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine; Dr. Geyer began his career in Burlington, NC in 1975 as Director and Vice President for Immunology and Paternity for Biomedical Reference Labs (the predecessor of LabCorp). He was founder and CEO of Genetic Design of Greensboro which merged with Genzyme Corp. Doctor Geyer was Vice President of Roche Image Analysis Systems, Autocyte and TriPath Imaging of Burlington. He was Vice President of Amplistar International of Winston-Salem. Until his death Doctor Geyer was employed as Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer for Cell Solutions and Select Laboratory Partners of Greensboro. He is survived by his wife, Nancy of the home; one daughter, Amy Beesley and husband Kenneth of Greensboro; two grandchildren, Max and Klaire Beesley; one sister, Georgieanne Alef and husband James of IL and one brother, Paul Geyer and wife Mary Ellen of MI. A Service of Blessing will be held Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home N. Elm Chapel with Monsignor Anthony Marcaccio officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Pius the Tenth Catholic Church, 2200 N. Elm St., Greensboro, NC 27408 or to the American Heart Association, 202 Centreport Dr., Greensboro, NC 27409



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The Farnens

June 11, 2013

Dear Paul, Our hearts go out to all of you. We lived on Tacoma in Detroit untill 1965 and we remember your brother Jims love of nature and how your family made that little neighborhood a brighter place to live.
Much love and care to you,

The Farnens

Jim Perry

April 30, 2013

Dear Nancy,

I'm so sorry to hear that Jim has passed away. He and I have kept in touch on occasion via email over the years. I have many, many fond memories of trips with Jim and when you, Lori, Jim and I went to NYC on a venture or the times you welcomed us at your place in Greensboro. He was a wonderful person that played a significant role in my life.

Jim Perry

Kathy Feiler

April 28, 2013

My brother-in-law, my big brother, my friend, my buddy, I can't imagine my life without you in it. I will miss you for now and will always remember our special times together. You have taught me much. I will make sure your spirit lives on. All my love.
Nancy you know I'm there for you, and always will be. I love you so much. Amy as you know I'll always be there for you too, along with Kenny, Max and Klaire. God Bless, Much Love.

Griff Griffith

April 28, 2013

Deepest condolences to Jim's family and friends from your cousins and second cousins in Wisconsin.

Our thoughts and prayers to all of you.

American Heart Association

April 25, 2013

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

April 24, 2013

Dear Nancy and Amy,
I am so sorry for your loss, but I am also happy that you were blessed with such a rare and special person...Jim Geyer. Dr. Geyer came into my life in 1975 at Biomedical, and became my boss, teacher, mentor and friend. I feel very fortunate to have known him. God broke the mold when he made Dr. Geyer. I will never forget his smile! He will be greatly missed, but always remembered. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Lisa and Joe Moore
Liberty, NC
P.S. Every time I see an unusual moth, bug, etc., I will think of Jim

Vicky Scherck

April 24, 2013

Dear Nancy and family, I was so sorry to hear of Dear Cousin Jim's passing. I always fondly remember my trip to Detroit for your wedding, Nancy. God bless you all.
Sincerely, Vicky (Ayres) Scherck.

John & Katherine Baxter

April 24, 2013

Nancy, Amy and family, Our deepest sympathy to you and Amy. I worked with Jim beginning in 1981 at BioMed and later accompanied him at Genetic Design. He has a great mentor, leader and friend. I will miss his friendship very much. Please know that Katherine and I are thinking of you and Amy during this time.

Susan Shepperly

April 24, 2013

Dear Nancy, Amy and family I am so sorry to hear this news, I loved Jim and will always remember his warmth and kindness to me. May he rest in peace and know that he touched the lives of so many people in a so many positive and powerful ways. He was very special to all of us. Please take care and know that my thoughts are with you at this very difficult time. Love, Sue Shepperly

Pat Feiler

April 24, 2013

Dear Nancy, Amy and family, I love you guys. May God grant you peace of mind and Jim, joy and light! Any help I can give, is yours. He was a great man who will be missed. You are in my prayers.