Dr. Geeta Roy

  • Born: September 14, 1952
  • Died: November 11, 2020
  • Location: Jamesville, New York

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3175 East Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13224

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Dr Geeta Roy passed away at SUNY Upstate Medical Center on Wednesday, November 11 at 12:15pm. She had been battling metastatic cancer for 19 months. She is survived by her husband Ajoy and her son Preyas, as well as her sisters Rita Sinha and Gayatri Sharma. She was pre-deceased by her son Shreyas Roy.

She was born in Patna, Bihar (India) in 1952 to a politically active family. Her father, Basawon Singh, was a prominent leader of the Indian independece movement as well as a leader of Indian labor organizations. Her mother, Kamala Sinha, was also a labor leader, as well as a member of Indian parliament, and ultimately, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs for the government of India.

Geeta attended St. Joseph's Convent School and Patna Medical College. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Jamaica Hospital in Queens, NY. She began her medical practice in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Syracuse, NY in 1983. Over the next twenty five years she delivered more than 4000 babies. She had a deep interest in the lives and well being of her patients, many of whom regarded her as family. She continued to practice until cancer forced her retirement in 2019.

Geeta was bright, positive, kind, generous, and energetic. She could talk to anyone, and loved making new friends, even to the very end of her life. She was a humanist with a big heart, who welcomed everybody into her heart and home. She was a pillar of her social, professional, cultural, religious, and educational communities. She was an avid reader, and a phenomenal cook. She was an accomplished professional, as well as a devoted wife, mother, and daughter. She was a loving friend. Her massive presence will be missed by many.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, she was cremated in a private ceremony. A memorial will be held once social distancing guidelines are eased.

Condolence & Memory Journal


God Bless you Dr. Roy. You were the best !! May you Rest In Peace and your family find healing and peace.

Posted by Mari De Mont - Morrisville, NY   January 22, 2021

So sad for your family that Dr Roy has passed. She was a colleague, and my own doctor. My visits involved us mostly talking about our sons, as my Christian knew Shreyas through Model UN. She was a bright light and I grieve for your family. Linda Imboden, MD

Posted by Linda Imboden - Dewitt, NY - Family Friend   December 04, 2020

Dr. Roy's passing leaves a void for all her patients who had the good fortune to know her. She truly was the most thoughtful, interesting, professional and caring doctor I've ever encountered. My sincere sympathy to her husband and son, and to her devoted staff.

Posted by Joan Brooks - Cazenovia, NY - Acquaintance   December 02, 2020

I was a patient of Dr Roy's for many years. She was always kind, thoughtful and compassionate. I will miss her soothing voice very much. Rest In Peace Dr Roy.

Posted by Donna Shutts - Cicero, NY - Acquaintance   November 23, 2020

I was a patient of Dr Roy and she had a heart of gold. She took care of me like no other. I will forever hold her close to my heart. My condolences to the family. Heaven has gained an Angel

Posted by Deirdre Bordies - Syracuse, NY - Acquaintance   November 23, 2020

So sorry to hear of Dr. Roy's passing. Preyas and Dr. Roy, you have my deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences. She truly made her mark in Upstate NY and will be missed by many.

Posted by Saira Naim - Family Friend   November 23, 2020

Very sorry to hear of Dr. Roy's passing. She delivered my second and third sons. She was always caring and professional. May she Rest In Peace. Sending prayers to her family

Posted by Alicia Jones - Rockford, IL - Acquaintance   November 23, 2020


My thoughts go out to all who are feeling this great loss. Thank you Dr. Roy for your care and treatment. In reading this it appears you lived a wonderfully full life and gave back to others.

Posted by W L - Acquaintance   November 22, 2020

Preyas Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Your mom will continue to be an amazing person who will always be part of you. It is so difficult now and we pray for you to have strength . Know that we are with you. Tom and Mary Lee Muench

Posted by Tom Muench - DeWitt, NY - Friend   November 22, 2020

I was a patient of Dr. Roy's for 25 years until her retirement last year. She was a wonderful doctor and she will be missed by many. I wish I could have told her what she meant to me as a doctor. I knew and felt I received the best possible care. Condolences to her family and friends.

Posted by Karen Lloyd - Oswego, NY - Acquaintance   November 22, 2020

Deepest sympathy. You will always have a special place in my heart

Posted by Colleen Schmidt - Baldwinsville, NY - Friend   November 22, 2020

My sincere condolences to Dr. Ajoy Roy and family. We were blessed to know Dr. Geeta Roy, a talented physician and kind woman. May she rest in peace.

Posted by Ellen Holst - BERNHARDS BAY, NY - Neighbor   November 22, 2020

I am sadden to hear of DR. Roy's passing.My condolences to her family. She was my doctor for 30 years and delivered my son. She was a caring and compassionate person and a wonderful doctor.

Posted by Debbie Catania - West Monroe, NY   November 22, 2020

dr roy was a wonderful person i liked talking to her many times when we worked at crouse . loving person thank you for all the memories [ zubie ] i am so sorry for your loss

Posted by patricia zubrowski - Clay, NY - Coworker   November 22, 2020

Dr. Roy will be forever in our families hearts. She took absolutely the most wonderful care of us and the three beautiful children that she delivered into this world. We are so sorry for your loss of this most wonderful woman.

Posted by Cheryl Cerrone    November 22, 2020

Dr. Roy had been my doctor for 34 years,always caring and gentle. So sorry for your loss, may she rest in peace.

Posted by Debbie Luke - Cicero, NY - Friend   November 22, 2020

Rick and I send our prayers to you and your family. I know she will be missed very much.

Posted by Madonna Rusaw - Oswego, NY - Acquaintance   November 22, 2020

My deepest condolences , and so so sorry for your loss. Dr. Roy was such a wonderful doctor who I began seeing in 1984. She was so professional and took such wonderful care of me right through her last year's of practice. She will be deeply missed! I thought the world of her. Your family will be in my prayers.

Posted by Andrea Precourt - Syracuse, NY - Acquaintance   November 21, 2020

My condolences to Dr. Ajoy and Preyas for the loss of your wife and mother. You're in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. Geeta was a very special person. She will surely be missed by all who knew and loved her. With sincere sympathy and love,Priscilla

Posted by Priscilla Carmody - Marcellus, NY - Family Friend   November 21, 2020

I am deeply saddened, to learn of the passing of Dr. Roy. I was one of her many patients, many years ago, and I was impressed by her professionalism and her down to earth way of talking to her patients. I will be remembering her in my prayers and my sincere sympathy to her family and friends. Diane C Spitz

Posted by Diane Spitz - Willis, TX - Acquaintance   November 21, 2020

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