Geoffrey Sturgis Wood,76, of Lincoln New Hampshire passed away peacefully after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Geoffrey was born March 30, 1942 in Newton Hospital. He was predeceased by his loving Mother Barbra L. Chadwick, His father William A. Wood, Grandmother Mary Louise Smith and Son in law Gene A Smith Jr.
His is survived by his Brother Barry & Barbara Wood of Stoneham Mass. His long time love, Kathy Haynes Cook of Lincoln. He was the loving father of Elisa A (Wood) & Todd Robinson of North Woodstock, Stacy A (Wood) & Jeffrey D. Meier of Thornton, & Ethan Wood, his beloved son of North Woodstock. His step-son Timothy & Desiray Cook of Lincoln. He was the attentive Grandfather to Laurian E (Smith) Weden, Adam T. Smith, Ashley N. Bossie, Joseph G. Bossie II, Romeo Rashawn and Trey Cook. His Great Grandchildren, Isabell M. Smith and Jaxon J. Bossie. He is also survived by several nephews. His many friends and climbing companions, too many to list.
Geoffrey was an engineer by trade. Working in that field from August of 1962 to his retirement in December of 1989. He worked on development and implementation of many various technical design projects ranging from radar, satellites, optical scanning, CT scan technology, aircraft instrumentation to submarines.
Geoffrey was an avid outdoorsman. He was a pioneer in the rock climbing world in the Franconia notch region in the 1970’s. He holds the first assents in many of the climbs throughout Northern New Hampshire. Geoff’s trips, stories and wonderful adventures are a legacy that will live on in hearts of those who loved him. The Old man of the Mountain was a special place to Geoffrey. He loved climbing, Hiking and skiing Cannon Mountain. He loved the outdoors and all that can be found in nature, it was the adventure of what’s around the corner that had him coming back day after day and year after year. We will forever be looking forward for what he would call a “lucky stiff” day!
A private family celebration of life to take place in the mountains of Franconia Notch.
Special thank you to the wonderful staff at the Grafton County Nursing home for their daily care and concern for Geoff.
In Lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Geoffrey’s name to the Alzheimer’s association (Alz.org) 166 South River road Bedford NH 03110
“Men hang out their signs indicative of their respective trades
Shoemakers hang out a gigantic shoe
Jewelers a monster watch and
A dentist a gold tooth;
But up in the mountains of New Hampshire
God almighty has hung out a sign to show
That there he makes men.”
Arrangements are by Fournier-Hale Funeral Home, 144 Main Street, No. Woodstock, NH. Online guestbook at www.fournier-hale.com.