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John "Jack" Geary

January 16, 1927 — April 10, 2019


John D. “Jack” Geary,
Age 92, of Wilmington, Ohio, passed away early Wednesday morning, April 10, 2019 at the Clinton Memorial Hospital in Wilmington.
He was born January 16, 1927 in West Roxbury, Massachusetts, son of the late John Maurice & Bernice Catherine (Crowley) Geary.  On October 17, 1959 he married Audrey Lorraine Palmer Geary, who passed away on January 29, 2018.
John D. Geary attended Boston English High School, then received a Bachelor of Science in Nautical Sciences, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, 1947, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Boston University, 1952.  Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1954.
He held various positions:  Eastern Gas and Fuel Associates, Boston 1952-1963.  Assistant to president Ohio River Company, Cincinnati, 1964-1966.  Vice president operations Ohio River Company/ Midland Enterprises Inc., 1966-1974, President Ohio River Company/ Midland Enterprises Inc. 1974-1988.
Member American Inland Waterways Committee, St. Louis, since 1983.  20 years of service Board of Directors Fifth Third Bank Corporation, Cincinnati.  Director ABX Air Inc 2001-2008.  Independent Director Air Transport Service Group, 2004-2014.
Member Cincinnati Police Association, since 1976 - where he was active in starting the Mounted Police in Cincinnati.  Member Water Transport Assoc. (chairman executive committee), American Waterways Operators (board of directors), Propeller Club United States, American Bureau Shipping, Boston Marine Society, National Coal Council, Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce(trustee).  Clubs:  Queen City Club (Cincinnati), Bankers (Cincinnati).
Jack had many hobbies: Reining Horses, Pilot, Hunting and the love of his dogs (Sam, Breeze & Maggie)
Prayers will be said 10:15 AM, Monday, April 15, 2019 at the Fisher-Edgington Funeral Home, 97 West Locust Street at North Mulberry Street, Wilmington followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM, Monday April 15, 2019 at the St. Columbkille Catholic Church, 73 North Mulberry Street, Wilmington, with Rev. Michael Hoilloran officiating.  Interment will follow in the Sugar Grove Cemetery, Wilmington, Ohio.
Friends will be received from 9:30 AM until the time of prayers at Fisher-Edgington Funeral Home.
Contributions may be made to the WAHS Animal Shelter, PO Box 968 Wilmington, OH 45177.  To sign the online guest book, go to

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Monday, April 15, 2019

9:30 - 10:15 am (Eastern time)

Fisher-Edgington Funeral Home

97 W Locust St, Wilmington, OH 45177

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, April 15, 2019

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St. Columbkille Catholic Church

73 N Mulberry St, Wilmington, OH 45177

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