Aug. 29, 1988-Nov. 10, 2013
Geoffrey Mapplebeck, 25, died in a car accident on November 10. A resident of Danville, he was a smart, kind, enthusiastic young man with a bright future.
Born August 29, 1988, Geoffrey attended John Baldwin Elementary School, Charlotte Wood Middle School, and San Ramon Valley High School where he graduated in 2007. He had played Little League Baseball from the time he was 6 years old through AAA Baseball. He had also received his Brown Belt in Karate.
When he was 12 years old he became completely enamored with everything computers: programming, websites, gaming… and after graduating high school he attended Ex’pression College for Digital Arts where he graduated with his BA in Game Art and Design in 2011. Program Director Ty Carriere remembers Geoffrey as "a fun student who was definitely excited about the work that he did. He was happy to be here," he said.
Since graduating, Geoffrey created and was the head of a Danville-based website design firm and search engine team, according to associate Rich Wood of eWebsiteServices.
Geoffrey is survived by his loving parents Roy and Terry (Corona) Mapplebeck, his sister Briana Mapplebeck, his 5 year old daughter Elayna Collinsworth-Mapplebeck, and Elayna’s mother, girlfriend Christina Collinsworth. He also leaves behind his grandmother Teresa M. Corona, his uncles and aunts Rick and Beth Corona, Gary and Mary (Corona) McGahey, Leo and Nancy Corona, Bob and Dorothy Mapplebeck, John and Pat Mapplebeck, Marilyn Mapplebeck and many cousins.
He is deeply missed and constantly remembered by his family, friends and associates.
A fundraiser is ongoing and can be accessed at https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/v8g3/geoffrey-mapplebeck-family-fund-raiser.
There will be a Celebration of Geoffrey's Life at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8th at Community Presbyterian Church. The church is located at 222 W. El Pintado Road, Danville.