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Irving S. Geer ’35

Published in Mar. 6, 1996, issue

Ike Geer died Nov. 12, 1995, from complications following an auto accident. He was born in Short Hills, N.J., and died in his 82nd year. The Geers were a Princeton family, and Ike had a brother, Marshall '33, now deceased. Ike prepped at Pomfret School, where he was an outstanding athlete. He played freshman football at Princeton, joined Ivy Club, majored in philosophy, and roomed with Shelby Walker and Jim Skelly. In 1936 Ike married Virginia Taggart, who was known as Dinnie. She died recently and was a sister of Ralph Taggart '35, also deceased. The Geers had three sons, all of whom went to Princeton, Ralph '61, Irving S. Jr. '65 deceased, and George J. IV '70, also deceased. There are three grandchildren.

After graduation Ike entered business as a cotton textile salesman. During WWII, he spent four years in the field artillery, ending as a captain with service in the Pacific and a Bronze Star. Later business interests included Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron Co., CurtissWright Corp., and real estate. The family lived in Pottsville, Villanova, and Bryn Mawr.

We send our most sincere condolences. We are sorry to lose a good friend and loyal member of the class.

The Class of 1935

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