CANFIELD, Jeff Brian
Born on May 21, 1958 at Mercy Hospital in Sacramento and passed away suddenly on April 9, 2014. Fearless in word and deed, he spent his childhood in the suburb of Rosemont and attended Sequoia Elementary, Albert Einstein JH and Hiram Johnson HS. He worked as a System Software Specialist at State Compensation Insurance Fund for twenty five years. He had many passions in his life-cutting edge technology, travel, politics, debate, science fiction fandom, Formula Vee racing and photography. His love of music ranged from medieval chants to opera to funk. He was the go-to person for any project that needed doing and would not give up until it was completed. He chaired many local and international Science Fiction conventions and founded Jeff Canfield Photography. He also drove a Formula Vee Viper race car and was an integral member of the San Francisco region of the SCCA. He leaves behind his mother, Jerie Canfield, sister, Laurie Cameron, brother-in-law Martin Cameron, and nephew Nicholas Cameron. He was preceded in death by his father Wally Canfield. He was a mentor to those younger and older than himself, and had an infectious belly laugh.
A memorial is being planned in June. Donations in his name can be made to the Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland. His spirit and generosity will be with us always. Namaste
Published in The Sacramento Bee from May 3 to May 4, 2014.