Geoff Young ~ Class of 1967
Arrived ~ 5/1/1949
Departed ~ 1/31/2019
Lovingly reported by Pam Slutz through Vince Bennett.
Lloyd Geoffrey Young
MAY 1, 1949 – JANUARY 31, 2019
YOUNG, Lloyd Geoffrey “Geoff” 69, passed away unexpectedly January 31, 2019. Geoff was born May 2, 1949 in Manhattan Beach, California to Stanley Young and Bernice Shupe Young. After growing up in Japan, Kenya, Thailand, and the Philippines, Geoff returned to the United States to attend college at Claremont McKenna College in California and then law school at Levin College of Law at the University of Florida. Geoff practiced law in St. Petersburg and Tampa for over 40 years, building a successful real estate and bank oriented practice. Geoff had a wide range of interests in life, all of which he pursued enthusiastically. Those included a lifelong love of the water, boating, and scuba diving. Geoff’s love of scuba diving in Mexico led him to cenote diving in the cave systems of the Yucatan peninsula. There, he befriended Guillermo “Memo” de Anda, a professor of underwater archeology. This friendship led Geoff to participate in and underwrite, with funds and equipment, explorative expeditions that led to valuable discoveries and preservation of ancient Mayan civilization. Friends will remember Geoff for his intense loyalty, his exuberance for life, his wit (often expressed through incisive cartoon drawings), his love of fine wine, and his appreciation of beauty, exemplified in his wife, Melisa, his constant partner in the water, on the tennis court, and at the drawing table, where together they designed their dream home on St. Pete
Beach. With his passing, the world lost a vastly unique, generous, kind, and caring person. He will be missed beyond words. Geoff is survived by his loving wife, Melisa Ann French; his daughter, Alisa Heedy (David); his stepson, David; his brother, Jordan; Jordan’s wife, Bettie; and their three children, Jordan Keith, Shea, and Troy; and his half-brother, Wayne. The family will be hosting a Celebration of Life for Geoff Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1-4 pm, at the TradeWinds Resort, 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706. Anyone wishing to remember Geoff with a donation may make one in his name to the SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N., Largo, FL 33773. Arrangements by Beach Memorial Chapel, St Pete Beach 360-5577. The family requests that attendees dress in beach casual attire. Complimentary free self parking at the TradeWinds Resort. The location of the Life Celebration is at the South Beach Lawn of the TradeWinds Resort. Light hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided.
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