Peace for Geoff

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Raised by 83 people in 4 months
Created September 3, 2018
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On Friday, August 24, 2018, our brother Geoffrey Michael Corbis (Weglarz) 61, tragically took his own life. He was reported missing in New York City after he had contacted family with suicidal messages. Family was unable to get the NYPD to respond and look for him, even though he qualified as an endangered adult.  The NYPD found him on Friday, August 31, 2018, one week from the time he was reported missing.  He was parked on the street in the East Village, where he had been deceased in his car for a week.

The last two years became increasingly hard for Geoff, as he suffered from Executive Functioning Disorder (ESD), which is a degenerative disease of the brains ability to process information.( see link to learn more:  https://manhattanpsychologygroup.com/executive-functioning-problems-adults)  Geoff also was on the autism spectrum, diagnosed at an earlier age with Asperger’s, which escalates as one ages.

The increased inability to organize and function normally made it difficult to obtain and maintain gainful employment.  Financially, he began to spiral, which caused him to become depressed.  The more he suffered from financial decline, the more depressed he became.  He sought medical and psychiatric help with his condition, but there is no cure.

Geoff was a brilliant man with mad computer and coding skills, including graduate work in cybersecurity at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT.  Geoff was also an accomplished singer/actor, with numerous performances in Westport, CT., Florida, and North Carolina. 

Geoff began to isolate and spiral into depression, which lead to his suicide. The family is seeking assistance to ensure Geoff has a dignified burial.  Friends and family that have expressed a desire to help, a donation can provide meaningful assistance for his funeral.  Thank you for considering donating for his final wishes in this life.
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Update 3
Posted by Pamela Lindemann
3 months ago
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We have finally been able to go to New York to collect Geoff’s belongings and his ashes.

A celebration of his life will be in Tampa, FL on November 4th at 2:00 pm. Anyone interested in attending please email pam.weglarz@gmail.com for address and gate code, we would love for friends to attend.

During this time The New York Times reached out and asked to do a story about Geoff’s life, his suicide, and the things that happened trying to find him when we knew he was in trouble. The article is attached here, reported in a kind and caring manner.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/23/nyregion/man-found-dead-in-car-new-york.amp.html
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Update 2
Posted by Pamela Lindemann
3 months ago
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Geoff’s family will have a Celebration of his life in Tampa, FL. on November 4th, 2018 at 2:00 pm. , at the home of family. Please email Pam.weglarz@gmail.com for directions.

Plans for a celebration are being planned for the Connecticut area as well.

His obituary was published 9/29 in the Tampa Bay Times, and will be available online for a month.

Thank you all who sent us your condolences, donations, and memories. Geoff is and will be greatly missed

http://m.legacy.com/obituaries/tampabaytimes/obituary.aspx?n=geoffrey-f-corbis-weglarz&pid=190347362&referrer=0&preview=false

The Weglarz Family
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Update 1
Posted by Pamela Lindemann
4 months ago
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Thank you to all friends and family for your kind and generous support. Thank you for the kind words of sympathy through this difficult time. The loss of Geoff has been difficult for us all.

Due to the delay of law enforcement to locate Geoff, a positive identification was required by medical records. The ID occurred mid week, and Geoff is now in the care of a funeral home in NY.

A Celebration of Geoff’s life is being planned. We will update the times and places in the near future.

Again, we want to thank everyone for the support. Geoff is and will be missed by everyone that knew him.

The Weglarz Family
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