Nance Jo Geiger

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Nance Jo Geiger May 31, 2021 Nance Jo Geiger died on May 31, 2021 of long lasting effects of ovarian cancer. Nance was born October 25, 1946 in Grand Forks North Dakota to the late Glenn G. and Mary Hart Geiger. She was predeceased by a brother Grant Geiger. Nance is survived by her son, Stephen Charles (Elizabeth) Nicholson, her daughter, Heather Nicholson and her longtime companion and partner Howard Kligerman who loved her dearly. She is also survived by her step daughter, Emily Kligerman(Joseph) Benaron and step son Jordan (Dr. Olga) Kligerman, and her grandsons Eli, Ezra, Silas and August Kligerman. She leaves a dear sister, Lori (Daniel) Carlton, devoted brothers Glenn(Nancy) Geiger, Daniel (Susan)Geiger and Scott (Gaye)Geiger along with numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Nance grew up in Westchester County NY and graduated from Syracuse University in 1968. She worked as a social worker in New York City and eventually returned to the Syracuse area where she has since lived. She worked during and after college at the original Scotch and Sirloin where she became an active part of the DeWitt community. As a swim instructor and later as Aquatic Director at the old Jewish Community Center, Nance taught many current Eastside residents how to swim. She was long-time treasurer of the Section III Swim Officials Association, officiating at many local, county, state and national swim meets. She was an avid runner, hiker, cross country skier, gym rat and gardener. Her house was always filled with flowers. She spent twenty-five years as a school counselor, primarily at Henninger High School, earned a Masters degree in Counselor Education from Syracuse University and was permanently certified in New York as well as being a National Certified Counselor. She will be missed by so many who loved and admired her for her devotion to family, commitment to service, undivided loyalty to her friends, strong sense of justice and enduring support of those in her circle of friends. She never forgot a birthday for anyone in her family and was extraordinarily generous. Per Nance's request there will be no service or burial. To remember and honor her, plant flowers, walk in a beautiful forest path, admire the songbirds and turn your face to the sun and absorb its warmth and strength. Thanks are due to nurse Christine Burton whose caring knew no bounds, Alicia Mooney for her loving touch, nurse Kathy Anania, Hospice of Central New York, Gyn oncology of Syracuse and all others who cared for Nance during this challenging time of herlife. Hers was a life well lived and one that touched many. Our hearts are broken but will heal in the warmth of her remembrance. She loved to wander. Please sign the guestbook at

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On behalf of the OCSO fellowship, we offer Howard and his family our sincere condolences.

Written by John Harmon
2021-06-06 2:29:28 PM