Chris was born in the Portsmouth Navel Hospital in Maine and he passed away in Fairplay, Colorado.
Chris and his wife Leesa had closed on their Colorado dream home just the day before and they spent one night together in their new house. That morning Chris wasn’t feeling well and sat on the sofa to rest by the huge stone fireplace and look out over the mountains. Shortly after he had a pulmonary embolism which ended his life.
Many of you may not know how rich with love and adventure Chris’ life had been and when looking at the photos it’s difficult to tell how much pain he was in the last 10 years of his life. He had esophageal spasms that would rack his body and leave him completely spent. Once a healthy 185lbs, he struggled to hold on to 135lbs. Somehow he managed to to work around the house, fix the cars, and spend time with Leesa and their fuzzy kids. About 3 months before he died he told me that he had done all the things that he wanted to do and now he had time to think. He was in almost constant pain, but still had his goofy sense of humor and wanted to focus on what he still had and not what he had lost. He did a lot of thinking the past few years and worked tirelessly on hisTheory of Everything. He would be honored and proud for his friends and family to explore some of his thoughts on life and what may lay beyond. I sure hope he’s found at least a handful of answers.