Geoffrey Thomas Campbell

Geoffrey Thomas Campbell
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A Chance Meeting

Not long after arriving in America in 1999, Geoff Campbell was sitting at a Midtown bar one night. A woman started making fun of his British accent, but instead of taking offense, he simply laughed along with her. Afterward, they e-mailed back and forth, and he asked her on a date.

"It was one of those crazy nights," recalls Caroline Burbank about that date. "You have so much to talk about that you lose track of time." Mr. Campbell, 31, later proposed to Ms. Burbank and took her to visit his family in North Hampton, England. They had just returned from a trip there in August. Mr. Campbell, who worked for Reuters Consulting Group, "was just a gentle, kind soul," said Ms. Burbank, who shared an apartment with him and two cats in Chelsea. "If someone new came to the office, he was always the one to invite them out for a drink."

Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on September 27, 2001.

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