I worked with Chris the last few years and all I remember is his smile, laughter and kindness. It was an honor and pleasure to meet his lovely daughter Sarah. They had such a great connection and relationship! He was a true fighter and proves that attitude and positive thoughts really does make a huge difference in life. He definitely taught me that. His entire family and friends have a angel looking over them. Perhaps they are not really stars in the sky but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy." -Eskimo Legend
Having just learned of the passing of Chris, I have many fond memories of him; from playing sports in high school, attending Becker College , being frat brothers and being roommates for one year. As the years passed I enjoyed seeing him at our class reunions, remembering the good old days. We were good friends and kept in touch for 50+ years. Deepest sympathy to the family and I will keep Chris in my prayers.
I was only recently informed of your passing.
I'm 52 years old now and I still fondly remember many great times with you and my Dad when I was a very young boy. You and Marabeth were frequent visitors to our house on McDowell Rd when I was very young and were actually very influential in my life as a child.
I want to say 'Thank You' to you, Marabeth and your entire family for sharing your life with my family.
You will be missed.
"May the wind be always at your back,
the sun always upon your face and
may the wings of destiny carry you aloft,
to dance with the stars.
I went to Portland High and Becker College with Chris. He was a good friend. He will be missed
For my strong, brave brother. Always a great big beautiful smile and the loudest laugh in the room. I love him so much and will miss him terribly.
My deepest sympathy and prayers to the Gildersleeve family for losing this great fighter. I enjoyed many rounds both with Chris and against him and many wins with him on my side! I'm sure he is teeing it up in heaven and missing Sarah as his caddy by his side. I'm sure he was happy that his sox won one more time for him! Prayers be with you he will be missed.
I am so sorry to learn of Mr. Gildersleeve passing away. I will always remember him as a great softball coach, and going to DQ for a treat after games! -Sarah Jozus Blandford
To Chris's entire family,
He was a true friend and wonderful person. I will always remember all the great times we had.
To the entire Gildersleeve Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Chris was a strong, sweet man.It was an honor to care for him. May all your memories bring you peace and comfort in the days ahead. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Debby, Jill, Sara and Marabeth: I am so sorry for your loss. Chris was a vibrant member of our childhood community and his quick smile and wit are engraved in my memory. I am thinking of you.
We have many fond memories of your family and the beautiful bond you all share. May these memories bring some gentle comfort. We will certainly miss him. God Bless you.
I send my heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the passing of your father. We think of you often and reminisce of the time we spent together. With deepest sympathy.
Keith and I knew Chris well and he was a very kind and caring human being and I am so sorry for you and your family's loss his presence at the "Hills" will be missed. He was a fighter with a lust for life and will always be an inspiration to all of us who knew him!
Marabeth, so sorry to hear about Chris. You and the girls are in my thoughts and prayers.
Marabeth,Debbie,Jill & Sarah - so sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you this week.