On Friday December 23, 2016, we said goodbye to my son, Geoffrey A. Sypher, 34. Geoffrey was a beautiful soul, an amazing son, brother, and uncle. He adored playing with his nieces and nephew because, in part, he was a big kid himself. Christmas with Geoffrey was fun because he was so excited to get presents and we always had to remind him that he was an adult and he had to wait his turn. He was an avid fan of the Giants and the Red Sox and he made sure everybody knew it. He loved fishing with his father, his best friend. Geoff had a twisted sense of humor and a brilliant sarcastic wit. He was also a supportive champion of the underdog. His big green eyes and his smile were unforgettable. Geoffrey left a lasting impression. Despite all of these amazing qualities, Geoffrey suffered. He fought a long, hard battle with addiction, but the monster was too strong for his sensitive nature and gentle heart. Addiction stole the potential of this gifted man from his loving and devastated family. It is our quest to help end the stigma of addiction.