Lynn and family - I just learned of Geoff's death and am so sorry for your loss. I knew Geoff during my years at Horlick and UW Madison. He was an amazing man. Treasure your memories.
To Lynn and her family and dear Bonnie,
My good friend, Andy Shovers, informed me of Geoff passing away and I was so saddened. The three of us attended all of elementary and high school together. Geoff was multitalented, extremely popular and respected by all. I have very fond memories of him. Susan Matagrano Hill
Still having a hard time processing his loss. Such a good guy. We always had such great repartee, going back to Bball at Horlick and party time at UW-Madison. Also good for a lot of laughs. I'm particularly thankful that we met at virtually every reunion and the attached pic is from the last one sent in by Caye and Ross Christensen. The pic just captures Geoff in so many ways. I'll try to find room for it on the Horlick65.net website, where I will also post the obit. RIP, Bailles.
I met Geoff at a ABAM contract interview when we rode together from Olympia to Federal Way. We talked throughout the car ride and never stopped talking until the day he died. He was thoughtful and kind, sentimental and romantic, funny and smart, endlessly curious and optimistic. And persistent? I have so many stories of traveling together and my insistence that we must visit an obscure, barely mapped archaeological site. Our route was usually full of wrong turns, colorful side trips, hilarious misunderstood directions, and a destination not nearly as interesting as the trip there. Such was our life together, a circuitous adventure in which I would be anxious about what was around the next bend, and Geoff assuring me that whatever was coming would be more awesome than we could imagine. Life without Geoff is unimaginable, but I am so proud of him, not only his tangible accomplishments, but the ripple effect of the legacy of the lives he touched.
I went to high school with Geoff and actually watched his older brother play for Horlick as he did. I recall how much alike they both looked. I was saddened to hear of his passing and my condolences to you, Geoffrey, Brian, Ashley, Conor, Oliver and Bonnie. May he rest in peace and be remembered by all those whose lives he touched. My prayers to all.
Our deepest sympathy are with you during your time of deep sorrow and know our prayers are with you & the rest of Geoff's family through this passage of loss.
Our hearts are with you during your time of deep sorrow. Our prayers are with you & the rest of Geoff's family through this passage of loss.
We are sadden to hear of Geoff's sudden passing. I knew and worked briefly with Geoff thru WSDOT on the Viaduct project. Geoff was kind hearted and a valued respected engineer to work with. He will be missed amidst our team. Our hearts are with you during your time of deep sorrow and know our prayers are with you & the rest of your family through this passage of loss.
My deepest sympathy
I just caught up with my holiday e-mails and the heartbreaking news of Geoff's passing. Speaking for myself and so many others at WSDOT who have worked closely with Geoff over the last decade, he was the pinnacle of professionalism and a dear friend and mentor to so many. As has been shared over e-mails between co-workers, not only was Geoff a great strategic thinker with a wealth of knowledge, but he was incredibly generous with that knowledge, helping in the development of so many at WSDOT, myself included. I spent over 6 years working closely with Geoff on a number of projects, including SR 509 and the Viaduct replacement, and was thrilled to recently have rekindled that working relationship after a few years of minimal contact. My heart goes out to Geoff's family and friends, he was one of a kind and I am having a tough time right now processing his loss.
Lynn, Absolutely shocked to hear of Geoff's death. unable to make it to service, but thoughts and prayers with you and the family. May the precious memories of happy times together see you all through these sad days. I enjoyed meeting him and putting the RIGHT name on the man! He is already being greatly missed.
Lynn, we are so saddened upon hearing of Geoff's passing. Our thoughts are with you and the kids.
When I was teacher union president, Goeff was school board member I respected the most. He was intelligent, insightful and fair. I'm saddened to read of his death.
Geoff and I went to Sunday School together at the little Welch Pres. church in Racine. Our paths crossed again in high school. Then we became two of Washington state citizens! So sorry to hear of his death. He was one of the good guys.
Geoff and I grew up in Racine and went through school together. I think of you and your family everytime I drive down South Street and look at your house across from the park. You were a great person and will be greatly missed at our reunions. Sympathy and prayers to Bonnie and the rest of your family. God Bless. Betty Hartman
Lynn, So sad to hear about your loss of Geoff. I new Geoff from our youth and school days in Racine. He will be missed by all.
We will miss Geoffrey very much and send our love and prayers to his family.
Geoff and my cousin Sandy Somerville gave me a professional start in life working for them in Boise in 1976. I never looked back or returned to my east coast roots and will always have Geoff to thank for his support and guidance early on. I warmly recall reconnecting in Santa Domingo and extend my heartfelt sympathy to all he loved and cherished. Dave Williams, Olympia WA
I don't believe we ever met but I was one of Geoff's best friends since grade school. We lived about 4 blocks away from each other. He was simply the best, a great friend and sports companion. You were obviously good for him judging by his accomplishes. Please accept my sympathies and know that many people have very fond memories of Geoff.
Geoff was the best man at our wedding, back in 1968. We're sorry to hear of his passing. He was a great guy.
Jeff & Sandy McDorman
I´m with you, in my thoughts and in my heart, with love. Lotty in Panama
I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
I am saddened about Geoff's death. His leadership and wise counsel as a School Board Director moved the district through difficult times. He always approached each decision with what would be best for the students and teachers. I valued him as a leader and friend. He made a positive difference in the lives of many people. I will miss him. Jean and I send our sincere condolences.
Lynn: I am very sorry to hear about Geoff's passing. We went to school together from first grade through high school. He was a great guy. I have a lot of fond memories of him. It was always fun to see Geoff at the high school reunions. Please pass along my condolences to Bonnie. Andy Shovers
I am so proud to have been Geoff's mother-in-law. There couldn't have been a better husband for my daughter Lynn. He will be so sorely missed in our family.
I was saddened to hear of Geoff's passing. We grew up together in Racine, WI. and played together on the Horlick H.S.Basketball team. Geoff was highly intelligent and had a great sense of humor. He will be missed by all.
My best to you and his family.
Marco Island, FL
Geoff was a great friend who I grew up with in Racine, WI. He had a great personality and and an amazing wit. Geoff will be missed by all.
My deepest sympathy to you and his family.
Marco Island, FL
Lynn: I am so deeply saddened by Geoff's death. My deepest sympathies to you and Geoffrey, Brian and Ashley. Geoff's friendship and talents will be greatly missed. He touched so many lives in so many ways. Please hold on to those memories. May you be comforted by your family and friends. Prayers for all of you.
Sorry to hear of Geoff's passing I enjoyed working with him. He will missed. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family
My heartfelt sympathy goes to Geoff's family. It's a stunning loss to everyone who knew him; more so to those like me who got to work with him. I'll miss his friendship and ever wise counsel offered during our collaborations. Geoff and I went back a long way…just not long enough.
Lynn: I met you and Geoff through Sandy and my sister Cecilia. I witnessed the unconditional love of friendship and will always remember our time in the Dominican Republic. I will keep Geoff in my prayers and love will support you and the family through this journey of loss and sorrow.
Marta Bentham, Hartford, CT
Lynn, we are incredibly saddened to have lost one of our oldest and dearest friends. He was so talented! We are incredibly grateful that we had the opportunity to share his life
and will always try to remember all the things he taught us.
Lynn, we are so sorry for your loss- it is a loss for all of us. Jeff was extremely talented. He will be missed.
My deepest condolences to Lynn and to Geoff's children. How can a man of Geoff's vitality be gone? I will miss his challenging wit and intelligence.