Geoff Born 29/6/1936-17/7/2015Posted by Paul Fairweather on 20th Jul 2015
Stephen Powell :
Very sad news again, Sammy McCarthy has telephoned to say that he had been to visit LEBA treasurer Geoff Born in hospital only to be met with the news that Geoff had passed away last evening (Fri 17th July).
Geoff was a stalwart of Boxing having boxed for, and been involved for many years with, The Lynn Amatuer Boxing Club. Geoff was also a treasurer for the British Boxing Board of Control, and The London Amatuer Boxing Association.
Geoff was a great asset to LEBA as well as a great member, he loved the meetings and spending time with his many friends there, especially Sammy McCarthy. He was a very generous man too, he often treated a great many members to a night out, Dinner Boxing at the Bud Flannagan Lukemia Fund event at the Royal Lancaster, London,each October.
Recently he proudly received the Freedom of the City of London.
Geoff was a friend in a 'million', how fortunate we have been at LEBA to have such a friend. An exceptional and remarkable man who will be so sadly missed, our condolences and deepest sympathy to Geoff' s family and friends at this sad time, may he now rest in peace.
Funeral details for Geoff Born are as follows:
Geoff is to be cremated at: Vinters Park Crematorium, Bearsted Road, Maidstone ME14 5LG.
at 9-30am on Monday 3rd August 2015. No Flowers by Request , Donations to Ellinor Hospice,
Tel: 01474 320 007,
Maidstone West is nearest BR Station from Victoria.
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