James A. Geekie, Jr.
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Newburyport, MA - Sgt. James A. Geekie, Jr., USMC passed away unexpectedly at his home on November 5, 2019. Born in 1938 in Waltham to the late James A. and Barbara (Turner) Geekie. Jim was a long time resident of Newburyport.
Jim was fiercely proud of his years spent in the U.S. Marine Corps, during which he met and married his beloved wife, Sachiko (Oki) Geekie. A man of many skills, Jim's careers included construction, long haul trucking and owning and operating several businesses.
Jim was an avid outdoorsman and lived for deer, duck and fishing season. Family hunting and fishing trips to Pittsburg, N.H. and Maine were meticulously planned and thoroughly enjoyed for more than 70 years. Jim was truly at home in the woods and the marsh. The holder of many U.S. patents, he was also a voracious reader and held a deep interest in researching his proud Scotland heritage and all things related to Alaska, Vikings and the Yukon. Jim could often be seen walking to the Newburyport Public Library, along the Merrimack River and in the Parker River Refuge daily. With a quick wit and keen sense of humor, Jim will be deeply missed by all who loved him.
Jim was predeceased by sister, Donna J. Rapa-Doucette; brother-in-law Albert A. Rapa; and nephew David C. Rapa. He is survived by his beloved wife, Sachiko and his six children: son James W. Geekie and wife Holly; daughter Barbara Gagnon and husband Robert; daughter Kimberly Lafrance and husband, Rick; daughter, Susan Mitchell and husband Craig; daughter Tracy Geekie; daughter, Rebecca Meskil and husband Todd; nephew, Allan Rapa and wife, Melissa; and grandchildren Erin, James, Ricky, Tessa and Benjamin.
Graveside services with military honors will be held Thursday, November 14 at 10 a.m.at Belleville Cemetery, Newburyport.
Arrangements are entrusted to Twomey, Leblanc & Conte Funeral Home.
Published on November 12, 2019


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The L'Heureux Family
Nov 13, 2019
Truly sorry to hear of your loss. May the memories you all shared be your light in this time of sorrow.
Sending all of you peace, prayers and love.
Wendy Sullivan
Nov 12, 2019
Please accept my deepest condolences. May your family remain strong and loved with your wonderful memories.
Nov 12, 2019
Rest easy Sgt. Geekie.
Thank you for your service.
Semper Fi.
David & Pam Pingree
Nov 11, 2019
Bearclaw was one special man in my husbands life! We will miss reminiscing with him about all the adventures in his life. Our love & prayers for the Geekie Family.
Stefanie Lennox
Nov 10, 2019
My condolences to the family! Mr. Geekie was a great man with humor and kindness! He will be greatly missed!
Stacey Laidig
Nov 09, 2019
Thoughts and prayers to your family during this difficult time. May Jim rest in peace. Hugs to all! Stacey
Stacey Laidig
Nov 09, 2019
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Albert J.Henson
Nov 09, 2019
Our love and sympathy from the whole Henson Family. As a friend for over 70 years we were more brothers than friends in several ways. Semper Fi brother you will be deeply missed.
Nov 09, 2019
I will miss seeing you out walking. Rest in peace.
Kenny and Cathy Vichill
Nov 09, 2019
Very sorry for your loss, wishing you peace and comfort in memories. You are in our thoughts...
With care,
Kenny and Cathy