I am not sure how to post this as my brother had control of his page.
Chris died January 16, 2012 in Reno, Nevada from a long illness. Chris was one of the kindest, gentlest and most thoughtful men I've ever had the privilege of knowing. He leaves behind a wife, an ex-wife, a son and daughter-in-law and 2 grandchildren, Marlie Jane and Kristopher Lee Wood, with one on the way.
He will be greatly missed.
On every profile you find a Report entry in the Actions menu in the top right corner.
In the report window you have a pull-down selection as reason for the report where you can select Deceased.
You also have a text field where you can fill in additional information, for example who shall inherit management of his/her own profile and eventually managed profiles. By default the closes relative that is a Geni user inherit the profile(s).
Reporting deceased people yourself is much faster than going through a curator or others because they usually don't have to ask for a confirmation as when the report comes from someone that does not show up as related.