Geoffrey Kirby Codding died Dec. 20, after a valiant fight with cancer with his family by his side. He was 42.

Geoff was born on Jan. 3, 1978, and was the Vineyard’s New Year’s baby. He was a 1996 graduate of the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, and went on to graduate from Green Mountain College in 2000 with a degree in environmental science.

Keeping with his love of outdoors, he had a caretaking and landscape business for many years. Geoff was happiest on the water with tight lines. It was a love that he was passing on to his young sons. He joined the derby when he was old enough to bring his fish in on his own and was on the award stage many times throughout his youth, culminating with a back-to-back Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Grand Prize in 2006 and 2007.

He is survived by his wife Eve Vincent; sons Finn Jackson Codding and Owen Stuart Codding; his brother William (Jaime) Codding; two nieces Isabelle and Ivy Codding; his parents Guy and Brenda Codding; his aunt Theresa Barwick and her husband Kenneth,; uncle Toby Codding and his wife Patricia; uncle Thomas Landers; cousins Sarah Codding and Jade Deslauriers and her husband Dan; and many loving friends.

The family would like to thank Barbara Rush and all the caring nurses at the Martha’s Vineyard infusion center, Celine Falvey Maney and all the nurses from VNA for their support and kindness and Jefferson (Mohawk) Bolin for his friendship and support.

Donations can be made to the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby, P.O. Box 2101 Edgartown, MA 02539.