Vance Allen Geier

By From page A4 | January 08, 2013


April 6, 1965 — Dec. 29, 2012

Vance Allen Geier, age 47, and owner of BCS Communications Systems in Vacaville, passed away Dec. 29, 2012, of a fatal brain injury as a result of a fall due to complications of liver disease.

Vance was preceded in death by his father, David Allen Geier (1999); brother, Lon Allen Geier (1994); aunt, Lynne LaRussa (1997); grandparents, Ralph (2003) and Bernice (2006) Geier; and grandfather, Frank Bell (2003). Vance is survived by his two sons, Jared Allen Geier and Justin Allen Geier of Vacaville; mother, Sharon Geier of Livermore; grandmother, Ann Bell of Vacaville/Livermore; brother, Troy Allen Geier and his wife Donna; and niece and nephew, Alyssa and Brennan of Livermore; ex-wife and friend, Linda Geier of Vacaville; girlfriend, Shirley Osborne of Suisun City; family members of Crystal Lake and Dundee, Ill., and Bakersfield, Calif.; and many long-time friends.

Vance had the kindest and most compassionate heart, it was impossible for anyone who knew him not to be impacted by him. Within minutes, he became a lifelong friend, one who would do anything for anyone. He had a hearty, bellowing laugh that was infectious and will forever live in our minds. He took the good and bad in life, always made a funny out of it all, and whether he was suffering with pain or hardship or enjoying good company, he did so with passion and a fearless love of life.

Please join us in celebration of his life at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at McCune Garden Chapel, 212 Main Street, Vacaville, Calif., 95688. On behalf of the family, we wish to express sincere gratitude for your many kindnesses evidenced in thought and deed, and for your attendance at this service. Memorial contributions can be sent to any charity that deals with hurt children. Vance was a kid at heart.

Brad Stanhope

Brad Stanhope

Brad Stanhope is a former Daily Republic editor. He began his career at the DR in the last millennium. He spent 24 years as a sports editor, associate editor and news editor before leaving the Daily Republic in 2014. Brad lives in Suisun City with his wife, Mrs. Brad, and two sons. He enjoys cheese.

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  • GennyJanuary 10, 2013 - 9:09 pm

    I met Vance only a few times. He impressed me as a person who loved and enjoyed life. I appreciate his kindness he shared towards me and my children and am glad for the opportunities we had to meet him. I send my condolences to all of his family and his friends.

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