Guest Book - Page 5 of 7
following are emails/messages I've received to be added to the guestbook.
Please remember that you can email me any comments/pictures/etc
that you'd like to be added here to:
or by ICQ (UIN 278071). (Please do not message me comments on the
IRC. They'll most likely be looked over.) Thanks to everyone who
has submitted comments and memories here.
Chris was one of the few people on IRC I talked
to about stuff. He helped me through some really dark times in my
life. The loss of my baby, my 2 yr. old's diagnosis of autism, and
my husband's loss of a job. He came to me for "mom-type" advice,
which he never followed...lol. He was always asking me for recipes
so he could cook a special dinner for Andrea, and he was FOREVER
calling me the old lady of the channel. (I'm only 35, mind you.)
He continually reminded to take my geritol, that I had alzheimers,
and that I needed more oil of olay. ;-)
I used to see him and everyone from #threerivers
once in awhile at the NPL Clubhouse. We always had fun playing pool,
air hockey and what not. I remember yelling at him one night for
shooting spit balls through straws in the restaurant. He called
me old again.
I'll definitely miss Chris. I bought a brick in
the walkway at the Pittsburgh Aquarium in his memory, so if you're
ever there, look for it.
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The shock and disbelief when one so young with so
much potential is taken from us cannot be expressed with words.
Chris was a joy to work with, a joy to know. He
was like one of my "kids" and my PC mentor all rolled up in one.
He loved my pizza casserole. He was always there to help with a
smile on his face and no thanks necessary. He enriched the lives
of all he touched.
Chris will be missed by many.
With sincere condolences to his Mom, Dad, Bother,
and Girlfriend. May your faith, memories and the knowledge that
Chris was a special spirit in this world, give you strength.
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I met Chris 3 months ago, when I started working
He did so much to make me feel welcome.
I will always remember him for that, his patience, positive attitude,
unselfishness, willingness to help, and hard work.
His constant smile and contaigous laugh will be missed.
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This is my final closure on the passing of one of
my best friends. A friend with whom I have very fond memories. When
I first joined scouts, I was not only new to the troop, but also
to the town. I literally knew nobody. Chris however accepted me
and became one of my closest friends. He took me into his life and
made me feel like a part of his family. Over time our relationship
strengthened. I became close to his parents and his brother. Now
I feel like a true part of the family.
Chris and I always competed in scouting; who could
light the camp fires quickest; or make the biggest fire? Who could
cook the best meals? Which one of us could create the best plan
for a campfire? It wasn't always a competition though. We both worked
on the Troop Scoop, that's our troops newspaper. We worked on a
few merit badges together. We organized a relief fund for the flood
victims in Des Moines, Iowa. We even received a couple of religious
We had fun outside of scouts as well. We celebrated
our graduation together. We would spend Christmas and Thanksgiving
together. The best time I had was when Chris, Ron, Janis, Greg,
and myself traveled to Cooperstown to visit the Baseball Hall of
Fame. From there we ventured to Niagara Falls. That was one of the
best weeks of my life.
Chris and I have many memories together. However,
I do regret losing touch with him over the past few years. I never
really had the chance to thank Chris and tell him how much he meant
to me. I don't know that he is aware of the influence he has had
on my life. He has helped me become the person I am today.
I must say goodbye now to the best canoeing partner
I have ever had. I Love You Chris and I will miss you terribly;
but I will always cherish the great times we shared together.
Forever your friend,
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