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Geoffrey Burnham
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Burnham, Geoffrey

Dr. Geoffrey T. Burnham, 69 of Endicott, passed away unexpectedly on May 1, 2017. Geoffrey is predeceased by his parents, Eleanor and Robert; his brothers Kevin and Bob. He is survived by the love of his life and soulmate of over 30 years, his beloved wife, Susan; twin daughters Nicole Soltis (Michael) and Kelly Nunn (Scott) both of Endicott whom he cherished and adored; Stepson, Ryan Carney (Shonda) whom he considered his own, Grandchildren, Ryshon, Rami and Brooklyn, his Mother and Father in Law, Gladys and Charles Miller whom he loved as his own parents. Brother in Law, Gregory Miller (Lori) and nieces, Jessica (Michael), Caitlin and Savannah. Geoff graduated Valedictorian from St. John's Preparatory School. From there he furthered his education at Manhattan College and also enlisted in the United States Air Force and then received his Ph.D. in Physics from New York University. He was the most brilliant man we knew. He was an Entrepreneur. Geoff started the Laser Department at GE and founded, Semiconductor Laser International which became a Publicly Traded Company. He spent the last twelve years of his professional career as the Senior Executive Vice President of Government Contracts at Agiltron, Inc., Woburn, MA. While he was working at Agiltron he came home almost every weekend to be with his family that he loved so dearly. He drove sometimes almost 6 hours one way to be home for just one day to see his family he adored. He looked forward to the summers playing golf with his twins and opening his pool and spending weekends in the sun with his family and friends with a Fedora hat, shades on and a martini in hand. As his kids were growing up, he would have been found on the soccer field coaching his daughters and their friends as well as cheering them on throughout their collegiate athletic career. He was cherished by so many people who loved spending time with him and saw him as a father figure. He was always seen with a big smile on his face. He was so proud of his family and his amazing generosity to all that knew him will never be forgotten. He was fortunate to have known his granddaughter Brooklyn who was the light of his life. The smile she had on her face every time she saw him will be treasured forever. The memories we have of him are too many to count but we will never ever forget them. Thank you for being the best and most loving person we knew. Special thanks to his physician Dr. John Perry; Talia Simonds who was a very special family friend and Agiltron, Inc.

The family will receive friends at Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott on Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 1:00 pm until service time at 4:00 pm.





Published by Press & Sun-Bulletin from May 5 to May 7, 2017.
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It is with great sorrow that I have read the passing og Geoffrey, a classmate from both Mater Christi as well as Manhattan College. I last spoke to Geoff a year before his passing when he was hoping to attend the 50th reunion at Mater Christi. Living worlds away from each other, as happens, it would have been great to reconnect in person. Regrettably, health issues kept him from attending. The world was a better place because of Geoff, and let this be a constant reminder to make the best of everything at the time. As an altar boy growing up also in Queens, I remember the words said in those days by the priest escorting the casket out of the church at funerals, "...and when we consign the deceased to the earth, let us be mindful of our own frailty and mortality, walking always in .... the ways of the commandments." Be well, Geoff, great knowing you.

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Michael Pravetz
August 26, 2018
He was a great son in law.....he made our daughter extremely happy. He will always be remembered by us. Nonnie & poppie
Gladys Miller
Family
August 20, 2017
The Manhattan College alumni community shares the grief, and is now praying for our fellow alumni and the family at this time. The Alumni Office has been informed. As well as the Jasper Jottings community that I personally can reach. We are all a little poorer now. "No man is an island, entire of itself ... any mans death diminishes me". We are sorry for your loss.
fjohn reinke (mc1968)
May 10, 2017
Dear Sue, Nicole, Kelly, Ryan and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I was so shocked to hear the news about Geoff. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your memories bring you comfort.
Rest in Peace Geoff.
Jim Winslow
May 9, 2017
Dear Sue, sorry for your loss. Although I don't know exactly what to say, I want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. It was a joy to work with Geoff, I will never forget the warmth his smile brought to the office each and every day. Geoff will always be in our hearts and memories.
Rachel Li
May 9, 2017
I am very sorry for your loss. Prayers to your family during this difficult time.
Frank Lucia
May 8, 2017
I was Geoff's colleague at Agiltron. Over a decade, we worked together, had fun, and traveled to meet customers and collaborators. He always offered help without any reservation whenever I needed. He was such a nice generous man. Geoff, I will miss you!
Qingwu (King) Wang
May 8, 2017
Michelle Erbe
May 7, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you.
Elaine (Langlois) Hallstrom
May 6, 2017
The Manhattan College alumni community shares the grief, and is now praying for our fellow alumni and the family at this time. The Alumni Office has been informed. As well as the Jasper Jottings community that I personally can reach. We are all a little poorer now. "No man is an island, entire of itself ... any mans death diminishes me". We are sorry for your loss.
fjohn reinke (mc1968)
May 6, 2017
Sue, Nicole, Kelly and Ryan....my heart is breaking...Geoff was an amazing man...I adored how he took care of his family. He loved each of you in his own special way...you were his life....hugs and prayers to you...Debbie ❤
Debbie Federowicz
May 5, 2017
Sue, I have waited to reach out to you to offer my condolences on Geoffs passing, because I just did not have the right words to say. I still don't. Geoff was a very wonderful man. He and you gave me a chance at a job in Sales that started my career path that got me where I am in life today and I will always remember and love him, and you for that opportunity. My heart and mind are filled with so many memories of Geoff and you and our time as friends during the SLI years and after and I will forever remember and hold them very dear to my heart. Please know that I am here if you ever need anything, an ear to listen, a hug from a distance, a place to come and stay and enjoy some time away at the beach or to reminisce about your wonderful husband and my friend. I love you and the girls and Ryan and I am so sorry for your loss. You will continue to be in my thoughts. I love you all!
Kelly Crampton
May 5, 2017
Sue and family, may the many wonderful and loving memories you have of Geoff keep his spirit alive in your hearts forever. God bless you all during this difficult time and we will be praying for your comfort and peace.
Louie and Julie Lucarella
May 5, 2017
I'm so sorry to hear this Nicole.. Thoughts and prayers are with you all!!
Sylvia Walsh
May 5, 2017
Sue, Niki, Kelly & family,

We're so sad to hear of the passing of your husband & father. Having just lost my mom I truly know how hard this will be for all of you. All we can tell say, keep every memory you have close to heart & he'll always be looking down on you. You're all in our thoughts & prayers!
Tim & Karen Honnick
May 5, 2017
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