George J. “Jim” Geiser Obituary

Maj. George James “Jim” Geiser, PE, USMCR (Retired), 75, died August 30, 2022. Jim was born in Schenectady, NY and moved to AZ with his family in 1957. He attended Scottsdale High School and graduated with a degree in civil engineering from Arizona State University in 1977. Jim served 29 years in the U.S. Marine Corps as a “Mustang” officer, first attaining the rank of Gunnery Sgt. before receiving a direct commission as a 2nd Lieutenant and the rank of major in the field. He joined two campaigns in Vietnam and served in both the Phoenix & Tucson Marine Corp Reserve. He spent 30 years as a licensed professional engineer where he provided water resources and forensic civil engineering services to a wide variety of clients. He has served on the Technical Advisory Board of ASU’s School of Civil Engineering and as a member of Friends of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He served as a board member of the ASU Alumni Assoc Veterans Section. & was the driving force behind the installation of the Memorial now dedicated to deceased former students. In 2018, Jim received ASU’s Outstanding Civil Engineering Alumni Award. Jim loved children and participated in the Junior Achievement program, the Valley Big Brother program and the Soaring Eagles Young Marine program. He was an active member of Scottsdale Bible Church, where he taught Sunday School and served on the Safety and Security Team, the Divorce Care Team, and the Ministry of ugly. He also volunteered at the library at Phoenix Seminary. For the past 5 years Jim has advocated and raised funds for a memorial to the fallen soldiers of Scottsdale, to be installed on the grounds of City Hall and dedicated in December 2022. Jim is predeceased by his parents, Kenneth & Kathryn “Pat” Geiser of Scottsdale and is survived by his brother, Kenneth Geiser, Jr. of Somerville, MA and two children, his daughter, Mary AmyJanelle Denny (Rodney Denny) and their three children, Ezra, Aelin and Jasper; and sons, Kent Joseph Geiser of Reno, NV Services are in the care of Messinger Indian School Mortuary, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Amy Geiser & Kent Geiser Honorary Scholarship fund at the ‘KNEW.

Posted on September 09, 2022

Posted in The Arizona Republic