Geoffrey C. McCarthy, 45, of Inglis, Fla., passed away June 22, 2013, in Inglis.
Geoff, born in Tampa, is survived by his immediate family, Jack and Jenny McCarthy (parents); Brooke Lynn McCarthy (daughter); Louise Lombardi (domestic partner); and Lucille McCarthy, (grandmother); all residents of the Inglis, Florida area. His extended family includes members of the Bandelian and Wittmann families in Western, N.Y., and Lombardi family in Southern California.
Until disabled as a passenger in an auto mishap in 2000, Geoff worked as an environmental remediation tech in California, Florida and Washington State. He was also a competent machinist and motorcycle mechanic and friends say, "he could fix just about anything." In addition, Geoff was a successful superbike and motorcycle endurance road racer. Following recovery from his injuries, he returned to live his final days in the Inglis area in 2003. He continued to be active in motorcycling and could always be relied on to help others in need. In recent years he contributed thousands of dollars to law enforcement agencies across the U.S. during annual bike trips from Florida to California to participate as a volunteer at the U.S. Motorcycle Grand Prix at Laguna Seca, Calif. Geoff was preparing to make his fourth motorcycle cross country trip when he unexpectedly died in his sleep.
He will be missed by all the life-long friends he made in North America and Western Europe during his all too brief, but very full, active life. He was a real "mensch".
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on June 25, 2013