In Memoriam : James Geibel
Diane Pachoud - October 31, 2010 Contact this person
Was so sorry to hear Jim has passed away, but so glad he went peacefully....I know he will be sadly missed by everyone. Jim was a remarkable guy & I think he probably touched everyone's life that knew Jim in some way... My thoughts and prayers go out to his special family & friends...
Gretchen Pallotta - October 31, 2010 Contact this person
I was so sorry to hear of Jim's death. I remember him from high school when he would arrive late often from Miss White's, but what could I do after he gave me that smile. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.
Bonnie Boutell - October 31, 2010 Contact this person
I read Jim's obituary in today's Post Standard and, frankly, was quite surprised. My condolences, warm thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. He was a talented horseman and motivated his students, even from his wheelchair. He was a wonder to watch. He will be sorely missed.
Lisa Wood - October 31, 2010 Contact this person
To Harold and Peg's clan: We're thinking of all of you and remembering the fun times we had with Jimmy at shows and clinics. A lot of great years. Affectionately, Had and Joan, Howard and Lisa (Hadcock)
Chris Mathison - October 31, 2010 Contact this person
I am sad to hear of Jim's passing. I have been kept informed of his life's ups and downs for sometime from others. I am happy to hear of his passion and impact on others. Best wishes and God's blessings to those close to Jim in this time of sorrow..
Susan Dufek - November 2, 2010 Contact this person
Thank you so much all of you who have reached out to our family. So many wonderful friends throughout the years who have touched us all with your love and support. We are all so truly blessed with our lives.........Harold and Peg sure did a good job of teaching us love, they also taught us to count our blessings and we have so many. Thank you.
Madonna Rusaw - November 3, 2010 Contact this person
My thoughts and prayers are with all of Jim's family and friends. I went to school with Jim and from the minute I met him he touched my heart. I loved his smile and joy for life. I left school and married 45 years ago but several years later was able to wriite to Jim with help from a former classmate. Although my husband had never met Jim his thoughts and prayers are with all of you. You will be missed Jim. (My maiden name was Stevens)
Judy and Hugh Greenway - November 3, 2010 Contact this person
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Jim ...as we remember him. Such a smiling and bright personality.
Bernadine Dzierson - November 6, 2010 Contact this person
I met Jim while we were attending SUNY Cobleskill. (My maiden name was Neuhaus). We lost track of each other after that. A friend of mine from Syracuse remembered his and my relationship and she called me with the sad news. I knew nothing of his accident, but extremely pleased that he followed his dream and fulfilled his passion for horses. I will always and forever remember his smile and his love of life. I'm so very sorry for your loss and may he rest in peace. I will keep you all in my prayers. With deepest sympathy to Jim's family.
Kathy McAuliffe (Leonard) - November 7, 2010 Contact this person
We have so many wonderful and funny memories of Jimmy and the entire Geibel family. Our lives together intertwined to a point of swapping kids clothes on Easter to swapping kids on the weekends to Kath and Jimmy swapping spit behind the boathouse! We should all live by Jimmy's example of being happy despite what most might consider a tragedy! We sat stunned when we heard of Jim's passing but were very relieved to know it was peaceful and we truly believe he is in a better place and continuing to spread his joy! We are thinking of you during this time. Love, The Leonards
Jim Perlet - November 10, 2010 Contact this person
There have been many happy memories and lasting friendships created with Jim and the whole Geibel family through sports of one kind or another. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Doris Klein - November 10, 2010 Contact this person
Jimmy was a very Special Teacher, Riding Instructor, and cherished Friend to my daughter Margaret....I loved being with Jimmy....watching Margaret Ride, as Judy and Maisie played!....I am honored that he has touched our Lives....so many beautiful memories!....Love to all, from Doris Klein and Margaret (who is in Veterinary School...)
Judy Frye (Teed) - November 10, 2010 Contact this person
Jim's strength of character and courage are a testament to is loving family and have always been an encouragement for me, as I'm sure it has been for other people whose lives he touched. My heart and prayers are with the family. We all are blessed to have shared time in our lives with Jim.
Betsy Baker - December 10, 2010 Contact this person
Wow. I opened up the Chronicle of the Horse today and saw that Jim had died. I am in Arizona and strongly remember that good looking trainer Jim Geibel. Whenever any of us "back in the day" horsemen reminisce, he is always one of the folks we talk about even as recently as our year end show this past November. I am so glad to see that despite being dealt a short hand, Jim took it and made it a winning one. He will always be young and strong and so very handsome in my memories. He is free and from what it sounds like, was surrounded by those who loved him. God Speed Jim.