Geoffrey Dean Good | Obituary

Geoffrey Dean Good
Date of Death

Geoffrey Dean Good, age 65, died of an apparent heart attack on September 11, 2020 at his beach home in Marina Del Rey, California. Geoffrey is survived by his brothers Frederick Arnold Good III of Marina Del Rey, Alexander Hansen Good of Bakersfield, California, and nephews Robert Hanson Good of Jackson, MS and Samuel Alexander Good of Athens, GA. He is preceded in death by his parents Frederick Arnold Good, Jr. and Doris Petty Good, as well as his brother, Robert Clayton Good.
Geoffrey was born on December 3, 1954 in Glendale, California, the fourth of four boys. The family moved from North Hollywood when he was 2 years old to La Cañada, California. Geoff spent his childhood years in La Cañada and graduated from La Cañada High School in June 1973. After high school, Geoff studied at Pasadena City College following in the footsteps of his father, his mother and all three of his brothers. He received an AA Degree from PCC and went on to study for his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Southern California.
Geoff was always an adventuresome spirit and moved in his early career to several locations in the Pacific Northwest. Geoff worked hard and became a talented craftsman who served his clients with skill, integrity and a commitment to perfection. While he loved the Pacific Northwest, after a few years he opted to return home to Southern California settling in Arcadia. He founded his business there which he ran for years. Twenty years ago, Geoff relocated his business to the coast where he lived with his brother Fred in Marina Del Rey.
In addition to being close to his immediate and extended family, Geoff had a circle of dear friends that he made through his years of school, business and recreation. He deeply enjoyed a variety of outdoor pursuits including hiking, hunting and fishing. Geoff particularly enjoyed camping and fishing in the High Sierras and along the gorgeous California Coast and his travel to Alaska. In addition to enjoying the outdoor pursuits, Geoff was an accomplished chef, an amateur brewer and distiller (with delectable results), a consummate vegetable gardener and a skilled guitar player. His passion for reading and intellectual curiosity served him well throughout his life making Geoff a “Renaissance man.” Most importantly however, Geoff will be remembered as a good friend, a kind person and someone who was always available to help others. These qualities endeared him to many, many people throughout his life.
A private graveside funeral service is being held at the Pioneer Cemetery, West Line Street, 160 Pioneer Lane, Bishop, CA. Geoff will be interned next to his deceased brother Robert Clayton Good near the Sierra Nevada Mountains that Geoff loved so much.