Janie Geer, a retired nurse who founded a health center in Northwest Baltimore and was a community health advocate, died of a stroke March 25 at FutureCare Courtland in Pikesville. The Cylburn-area resident was 88.
Born Janie Craig in Durham, N.C., she was the daughter of Roy Craig, a limousine driver, and Susie Craig, who worked in health care.
A 1944 graduate of Hillside High School in Durham, she earned a diploma at the Duke Hospital practical nursing program.
She married Jesse D. Geer and moved to Baltimore, where she worked at Sinai and the University of Maryland hospitals. She also served as president of the Cylburn Neighborhood Association.
In 1971, she...