Condolence & Memory Journal

Isn't it interesting that with so many miles away, the family is still joined in so many ways. I graduated from Albany College of Pharmacy and our son is so into cycling and also likes to get into the improvements and engineering of bicycles. I remember Chris coming up to see our folks (Aunt Marion and Uncle Jim), and Chris getting so excited to see a wild orchid and getting a photo for his Mom. He also was glad to have been in the area when my Dad passed and he took the time to stop by and offer his condolences. So sorry, Felicia, Suzi Usher.

Posted by Suzette Usher - Queensbury, NY - Family   September 27, 2018

I met Chris on the first day of graduate school at UPENN. We were exchanging pleasantries about where we had grown up and where we had gotten our undergraduate degrees. Mid-conversation he paused, looked at me and gave me my fraternity handshake. We both smiled and laughed. It turned out we were members of the same fraternity, having graduated six years apart.

We became good friends through three years of graduate school. Chris was a kind, thoughtful person who never had a bad word to say about anyone. I moved away from the area after graduation and we lost touch. However, he left a lasting and positive imprint with me and he's been a part of the stories I've told about those days many, many times. I always imagined we would reconnect someday and regret now I won't be able to do that.

My deepest sympathies to those Chris left behind. I know we are all richer for having known him.

Posted by Jon Rambeau - Orlando, FL - Classmate   September 20, 2018

My deepest condolences to the family. What a huge loss for all of us, though--too little time gifted with such a caring and generous soul!

Posted by Cindy Parrish - Phoenixville, PA - Coworker   September 18, 2018

In my years working at GSK I always enjoyed the talks I had with Chris. He was someone when you needed a break you could always sit down with and just talk. He always had a smile on his face, and knew the right things to say to cheer someone up. No matter your job he made everyone feel important. He will be truly missed.

Posted by Tom Davenport - King of Prussia, PA - Coworker   September 18, 2018

Chris was one of my best friends from back in the Drexel days. He was one of the truest and kindest people I have known. I loved Chris very much and will miss him greatly! My condolences!

Posted by Todd Lazar - Taos, NM - Classmate   September 18, 2018

Please accept our condolences, from everyone here at the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, we are so sorry to hear this.

Posted by Alan Spooner - Philadelphia, PA - Acquaintance   September 18, 2018

My deepest sympathies. I was fortunate to have reconnected recently with Chris at GSK. He was a terrific person who was generous with his time and talents and helped us all do better. I also remember Chris as a member of the Marple Swim Club in the early '80s where he swam. I recall his talents as a swimmer, especially in the Butterfly. He was well liked then and now and will be greatly missed by everyone who was fortunate to have known him.

Posted by Bob Kirkpatrick - Wayne, PA - Coworker   September 18, 2018

This was a generous and talented man, with a spirit of optimism and caring that allowed others to succeed. He offered the gift of community, in which his outreach allowed many of us to better work as a team. I was touched by his gracious and valuable assist on projects totally outside his immediate work load. This is a big loss for all of us. We will miss you.

Posted by Dennis Sprecher - BLUE BELL, PA - Coworker   September 18, 2018

I love you Chris, you are the best man I ever met.

Posted by Jackie Patterson    September 17, 2018

I, like many of those fortunate enough to have interacted with Chris, have been blessed to have known him. In the 19+ years that I have worked with Chris, he never had a bad word to say about anyone. As an exceptionally caring man, all he ever wanted to do was solve people's problems, and that he did. So much so, that his loss will leave a void in our hearts and minds for a long time, as the gifts he shared with us impacted our lives and we are all better people for having known him. God Bless you Chris and thank you for the time you gave to us.

Posted by Ralph Rivero - North Wales, PA - Coworker   September 17, 2018