Geoffrey Albridge Jewel

Date of Birth

November 10, 1968

Date of Death

November 12, 2020

City of Death

Santa Barbara

Jewel, Geoffrey Albridge of Santa Barbara. 1968-2020, died unexpectedly November 12, 2020.

He is survived by his wife Christina, the love of his life, father Raymond Jewel, MD, siblings Marguerite, Carolyn, Mark, and Matthew, parents-in-law Ole and Ellen Kerndal-Hansen of Denmark, and brother-in-law Peter Kerndal-Hansen. Beloved uncle of Nathaniel Jewel, Alexis Jewel, Hannah Bowling, and Christian and Amalie Kerndal-Hansen. His mother Shirley Jewel and nephew Dylan Jewel preceded him in death.

Geoffrey made friends the world over and amazed and impressed with his life’s endeavors, his wit, and his humor. His rescue dog Lexie blossomed in her new life with his love and kindness. A graduate of UC Santa Barbara, he was an accomplished pastry chef and cook, birder, photographer, and environmentalist. He worked for UCSB for 25 years and gave his time and expertise to several science related causes.

He has left us all bereft.

A Celebration of Life will occur when it is safe. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Channel Islands Restoration (


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