Because of his extensive travels visiting over 350 Intentional Communities, Geoph may be considered the most widely-known communitarian. Some notable communitarians are best known for their media exposure or their works (publications, founding communities, workshops, etc.). Geoph would be better known for his works if he hadn’t been so busy forming so many direct, face-to-face, up-close and personal connections with communitarians in so many intentional communities. For decades, Geoph broke bread with thousands of communitarians – one community at a time. His relaxed, comfortable style, and gentle sense of humor made him a most welcome guest at many a table.
Geoph continued to embrace new opportunities to grow community through networking, until his death by pancreatic cancer, at home, in his sleep, the afternoon of October 22, 2007. Geoph is remembered in a memorial article by Laird Schaub.