July 21, 1985 — July 4, 2012
Geoffrey Andrew Charles Tomlinson, beloved son of Maria and Charles Tomlinson, died unexpectedly on July 4.
He was born in Livingston, N.J., and spent his first 10 years in Ridgefield, Conn. He moved to Corvallis in 1995 with his family, and attended Harding Elementary School, Western View Middle School and Corvallis High School, where he graduated in 2003. He attended Oregon State University and graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering.
Geoff was currently employed as assistant director of operations of the OSU KidSpirit program on campus. He was a gentle giant at 6’4” — handsome, kind and easy-going, with a wonderful smile. Geoff was a real problem-solver and had tremendous patience. His favorite things were listening to music on his iPod, running, and playing video games on his computer.
He will be greatly missed by his family and all those who knew him, especially his co-workers and campers at KidSpirit.
Geoffrey was preceded in death by his brother, David Craig Tomlinson. His family includes grandparents Doris C. Tomlinson of Hartford, Conn., and Helen M. Schweinsberg of Kalamazoo, Mich.; parents Maria and Charles Tomlinson of Corvallis; brother, Matthew Tomlinson of Portland; and sister, Amy Hubertus (Bill) of Hope Valley, R.I., and their children, Benjamin, Nathan and Lauren, who loved their uncle very much.
Other survivors include uncle Clark Tomlinson (Joyce) of Wethersfield, Conn.; aunt Doris Balgoyen (Steve) of Kalamazoo, Mich.; aunt Stephanie Proli (Tony) of Bethel, Conn.; uncle Stephen Meyer (Susan) of Skaneateles, N.Y.; and several cousins.
A celebration of Geoff’s life is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at First Presbyterian Church, 114 S.W. Eighth St. in Corvallis.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations in Geoff’s name be made to KidSpirit at the OSU Foundation or at 125 Langton Hall on campus. Monies collected will be used for scholarships for needy campers.
DeMoss-Durdan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.