Message from George Starostka
February 13, 2020 8:44 AM
Im sorry very sorry to just now read this. Christopher and I met in Bloomington IN when we both worked at Grisantis. We became friends. As life would have it. I transferred to Denver with Grisantis and he came to Denver to live for a short while as he worked with Opera Colorado. He came and worked part time at the restaurant there also. He was so much fun and full of laughter. When he moved to NYC he was so happy. His tiny apartment I think was on 125th street maybe. I would go and visit him. We would laugh all weekend. My fist NYE in time square was with him. The only opera I have ever seen was one he performed in. He was a kind spirit. We would text a few times a year and I guess like so many of us it became less and less. I would think of him and send a text or PM on FB and stopped hearing back. I don't know what possessed me to dig dipper but yesterday I googled him and read the sad news. My heart is sad but filled with great memories of this wonderful man. Rest in sweet peace my friend. You are not forgotten.
Message from christine smith
September 27, 2017 7:51 AM
Please accept our condolences. It is our hope that you continue to receive comfort and peace from God. (2 Cor. 1: 3&4)
Message from Matthew Riutta
July 28, 2017 2:36 AM
My dear friend & teacher Christopher,
My heart has been hurting since your sudden transition. Truly you were one of a kind, my friend. Spirit blessed you not only with one of the loudest and beautiful voices I have ever heard (seriously, you made heads turn and listen -- and we would laugh...), but you were blessed my friend with wisdom and such an open heart. And we, your students, are all the better for it. I will never forget and I will always cherish the life lessons you passed onto me during our voice lessons at Indiana University. In so many ways, you helped to transform my demure baritone boy into an open, strong baritone man as you were a teacher, yes, but also my friend and mentor. I will always treasure your words, lessons, guidance. It hard to believe you are not on some extended performance somewhere...and well, you are, and I'm certain the gods and the Angels are so loving you performing with them. I'm honored to know you and my love always to you, Chris. Thank you dear friend, and my very best to your family...what an honorable, enlightened, loving, gifted, beautiful spirit you were. - Matthew
Message from Linda Carter Seamster
June 10, 2017 10:41 AM
Andrea & all family members,
I am saddened to hear about the loss of your brother, Chris. My thoughts are with you. He will be missed and remembered by those who knew him best.
Message from Mary Iva and Jim Gray
June 4, 2017 6:23 PM
David and Frances,
My sister Ruth shared the sad news of Chris's untimely death. You have our most sincere sympathy. Ruth reminded us of the wonderful experience she had working with him at North High. We, like you, are so proud of his accomplishments and can only wonder why such a good and talented son is taken away .
May God's peace be with you.
Mary Iva and Jim Gray
Message from Terry Miller
May 31, 2017 9:41 PM
Chris was one of the first friends I made at UNC-G in our undergraduate studies. I will always remember his warm heart and his love of laughter. He was truly loved by many and I am grateful to have crossed paths with him - even for a short time. May God bless his family with His peace through this difficult time.
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on May 31, 2017 9:56 AM
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on May 31, 2017 7:02 AM
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on May 31, 2017 12:09 AM
Message from Your talent and wit will stay with me forever.
May 30, 2017 11:50 PM
My heart is broken. Your light went out too soon.
You were a man who overcame so many challenges to reach your goals and dreams. ....Challenges that only a gay man who is brought up in the southern protestant areas of NC can understand. I will always remember being in a practice room with you at UNCG when you sang "Vissi d'arte" in full soprano voice. You sang it better than any of the sopranos on full scholarship at UNCG at the time. Just kidding...sort of. :-)
As I remember, you were honestly spiritual and religious, but you didn't follow anyone's prescription for it. You believed it in your heart, and you followed it. Your honestly, openness and realness made that apparent.
Thank you for the laughs.....the guidance.....the deep conversations on the third floor at UNCG.
Thank you for your gentleness.
I will love you always.
Wishing peace for your family who loves you.
Message from Barbara Baldwin
December 5, 2021 11:43 PM
I so remember him singing "Vissi d'arte." He was such fun!
A candle was lit by Dale Duncan
on May 30, 2017 11:38 PM
Message from Barbara Baldwin
May 30, 2017 9:47 PM
Chris and I attended graduate school together at UNCG. We were very good friends but lost touch after graduating. Recently we reconnected on Facebook and were hoping to get together as I live and teach in Philadelphia, PA. I'm so sad to read that he has passed. He was a wonderful person and spoke of his family warmly. My deepest condolences.
A candle was lit by Caryn M.
on May 30, 2017 9:44 PM
Message from Sheila and Freddie Dodson
May 30, 2017 5:06 PM
Mr. & Mrs. Roselli so sorry to hear of your son's passing, our prayers are with you. May God give you her strength you need during this difficult time. Mr. Roselli was always so good to our girls at Fairplains school.
Message from Sandra Hyslop
May 30, 2017 1:47 PM
Dear, dear Christopher, Beautiful spirit, beautiful voice, beautiful artist...
My most profound wishes to your family for peace and comfort.
In grief, Sandra Hyslop
A candle was lit by Heather Hamilton
on May 30, 2017 8:38 AM
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on May 29, 2017 10:11 PM
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on May 26, 2017 10:51 PM