My good friend
You are great man and friend. You take a life and resolve the problems with smile and the best approach.
You are my first true friend in this country. I will remember you as model and good friend in the future. Have peace with you all time.
Even though I didn't get the chance to know you, you spent half an hour talking to me and answering our questions through email. I still think of your cheerfulness and how loving and caring you were toward your children.
I miss you very, very much, and think of you all the time. My love to you, and only wish I told you more often when I had the chance. But I now do so privately. And yes, I agree to disagree -- as you always cheerfully proposed when we (frequently) butted heads. Love you, and R, D (+M) and A. You must be smiling with pride at your two wonderful, smart, kind, and beautiful sons. I know I would be, and we agree on that!
Thinking of you. I really miss you and all of our great conversations about the economy, politics, the stock market, family, and life.
It's not the same not being able to hop to talk to you.
You're very much missed and I will always remember how good of a person you were and a true family man. Also, you really good to me when we worked together at Bank of America in Charlotte. I was green right out of college and you were a good guy to me. Last time we talked was the day before the 4th of July in 2013.
Miss you buddy.
When I wake, when I try to sleep, and all the hours between, you are there, everyday. We miss you beyond words, but we are doing our best. Until we are together again, dreams and memories will have to suffice and with time peace will come, but I will still be waiting even then. All my love, Honey. You always said you liked the sound of that. Missing you and loving you-- everyday.
Miss you and your kind, compassionate heart.
You are still missed by many in the community, including our family!
As we enter July closing in on the one year anniversary of your passing, I find myself thinking of that day. I wish so much that I could have done more to save you. My prayers are with your family as we reach the one year mark, I know it will not be an easy day for anyone who was close to you.
You are missed every day. Your prayers helped me get through . AM
Midway through my linear algebra homework, I find myself missing you greatly. Caltech isn't as fun as it would be if I could call you every day. Caltech is a wonderful place, and I wish I could tell you about it.
You are so loved, and missed everyday.
I'm so sorry to hear of Christian's passing, unexpected and saddened is my heart at hearing this news just today. my prayers are with you, Doug and Andrew. Christian certainly brought light and joy to so many, he served his country with pride and he surely loved you and the boys. I remember meeting when our boys played soccer so long ago, but am happy to say we continued to cross paths - I ran into him at the Learning Commons right before school ended this year. We trusted him with our investments and I could always count on an engaging discussion no matter the topic - and especially if it involved politics! He will be missed, and I pray that God comforts you and your loved ones until the fine day that you see him again. Please know that Joel and Taylor share your family's sadness and we will pray for you all.
We just heard today of the loss of your husband and father. We knew Christain as a devoted father of Andrew and as our Plan Member advisor. Our son attended Rickards with Andrew and they played together on the soccer team. Sincere condolences to your family.
The Valle family
Andrew and family,
I'm so sorry about your loss. I met your father at parents meetings at Rickards and talked to Christian once or twice. He was very helpful with his advice and was very generous with his time. I was touched by Christian's kindness as well as his commitment to his children.
H. Hoang, Tallahassee, Florida
The Taylor County School District is deeply saddened by Christian's passing. He was a wonderful partner and friend and will be greatly missed.
I met Christian for a short moment on occasion regarding my daughter Chrystal, but it seems I knew him for lifetime. Christian was passionate about his family especially his son Andrew, and being served in the military. He was truly a pleasant individual.
Robin and boys, I am so sorry for your loss. I didn't know Christian too well, but he was always a gentle and giving spirit in the Learning Commons at TCC. He seemed to truly love what he was doing and was such a positive force in the workplace. His was a life well lived. He will be missed greatly.
You remain in my prayers, Chris. How nice to read all the notes from your friends, such a nice tribute.
Aunt Marcia West, Seattle
Christian Chico was a great friend to me and to my family. He was always willing to talk, to help and teach about finances, and was genuinely caring about his own children and mine. This is a great loss to us, and such a great loss to his family, and to our community.
Robin, Chris and Andrew,
I first had the honor of knowing Chris in the summer of 1978, when we were both assigned to the same plebe summer squad at the Academy. I instantly was attracted to Chris' calm and humble demeanor. During our four years at the academy, Chris was always there to support his classmates, fellow midshipman and the community at large. His smile was larger than life and he never let the small stuff bother him. He was a true friend. We went our separate ways after graduation with an occasional email or LinkedIn message, but I was again honored to share time with Chris and Doug this past September at our 30 year reunion. Chris glowed with immense pride in Doug and it was an honor to see the love and respect Doug showed Chris. I am deeply sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all. I will always remember Chris with admiration and honor.
You Served our country, community and your family with honor. I am honored to have walked this earth with you. You did good! Rest in peace my friend. Hope to see you again.
With love and respect,
We are schocked to learn about your loss. Even though we didn't know you well, we had a few conversations with Christian at school. He was always very cheerful even during his down time. He was very proud of Andrew's accomplishments. Our deepest sympathy and condolences to you all!
Chris was a wonderful friend and Classmate. I will always remember his affable manner and his willingness to help those in need of advice, help or friendship. He was a model of integrity and "doing the right thing" and it was a pleasure to have known him. I'll see you again, my friend. God Bless the Chico family during what must be a very difficult time.
We are so lucky to have met Christian. He was a wonderful person and spoke proudly of his wife and family. I'm so glad I gave him the USMC wings plate for his car. Garry and I appreciated his help with our finances, and will greatly miss this very trusting soul. SEMPER FI !
Robin and Family,
Unfortunately I only knew Christian from our Uptown Toastmaster's group. He was a natural speaker and always very positive and inspiring. On behalf of all the friends he made or knew in Toastmasters, we send our deepest condolences. We will miss him.
On behalf of the parents of the Class of 2009 of Florida High, we are so very saddened at the shocking death of our dear friend. We are keeping the entire family in our thoughts and prayers. Doug, know that our former classmates are thinking of you and during your time of grief. Your dad was always so thoughtful to everyone and was willing to do anything to help the football boosters. You can rest assured that Roy Gay was at the gates of Heaven waiting to greet your dad.
Love you dad. Words cannot describe how much I miss you. I lost my best friend, mentor, and father. Bravo Zulu. Semper Fi
See you on the other side of the river old friend. I will truly miss you.
Dear Robin, Douglas, and Andrew,
Please accept my deepest sympathies on your loss. I will always remember your husband/Dad and one of my most kind and compassionate friends. I first met him 35 years ago this summer (plebe summer) when we were assigned to the same squad in 3rd company. Following that we were roommates for a couple semesters at USNA, and I always found him to be hard-working and caring. I vividly remember his unfaltering sense of fairness and willingness to step in and help anyone that needed it on numerous occasions ... He also had a great sense of humor. He was an inspiration to everyone that knew him, and I will certainly miss him.
Dear Robin, Douglas, and Andrew, Your Father was a very good friend to me. I send you my sincere sympathy and pray that our God's Grace will be helpful to each of you in the coming days.
I still remember many wonderful scout activities with my son Pablo in which Christian always seemed joyful and willing to contribute. Sometimes we saw him walking around the Southwood park or neighborhood and we used to comment that he was "El Hombre Feliz"- "The happy man", because he seemed to be always smiling and at peace. Our prayers are with you Robin and the kids so that Christian somehow showers you and the kids with the inner happiness he radiated.
Robin: You and the boys are in our thoughts and prayers. Christian was the best of the best. Having watched him grow from a Midshipman into a fine Marine Corps Officer/pilot, husband and father, he was truly a class act. I will miss our phone calls and emails. Your tears will turn to smiles as you recall all the good times and the biggest plus is you have the boys with whom to reflect. As Christian would say "Press-On and Semper Fi". All our best, Love, Craig and Beverly
My deepest sympathy to you and your boys. Growing up, we did many things with our Chico cousins. I met you and Chris in Hawaii many years ago when we were all quite young. A few years ago I did have a very nice visit with him when My Mom and I visited my Aunt Trisha in Fl. Your boys were very pleasant young men which is a direct reflection on the two of you. Our hearts and prayers are with you.
Dear Robin, Douglas and Andrew, We three Leverings want to express our great personal sadness at the sudden and shocking loss of our beloved Christian (my dear nephew). We have spent many happy hours together with him, and with you -- his beloved family, over the years and we treasure these experiences. You have all enriched our lives. Christian will always live on in our memory as an amazing and exemplary father to his 2 dear sons, he adored his family and was always deeply committed to all of you. I personally will miss the many cell phone talks we have had over the years, his many happy visits to our home in Maryland, his genuine cheerfulness and his dependable willingness to pitch in and be helpful on every occasion. I really miss him too.
(Uncle Bob and cousin Jonathan Levering join me in sending you our support and our love. You will always be in our hearts).
The sudden loss of Christian was a shock to us all. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Although I never had the privilege of meeting your husband, it is evident how much he impacted the lives of others. May God help you and your sons through this difficult time.
Robin & Family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. Many prayers are with you.
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Chris was always a cheerful guy. I enjoyed many happy moments with him at Annapolis. He will always be with us. Fair winds my friend.
My deepest sympathy for you Robin and the boys, Douglas and Andrew. I know that nothing mattered more to Chris than the family that you both created together.
I hadn't seen Chris in many years, but our families were close and we had great fun together while we grew. Later, Chris and I were suppotive of each other as we finished high school and college/Naval Academy.
I knew Chris to be positive in outlook, funny and a prankser of the first order. He was intellegent, caring and ambitous. He never got too old to play, and when he loved he loved deeply.
I also know that he loved rootbeer and bacon - not at the same time though.
We lost a great man in his passing and I know Robin, when the time comes for you to join him, he will have saved you a lovely place, right beside him.
May God grant you and the boys every grace and blessing during this painful time and always.
(His Mom and mine are sisters)
Robin, Doug, Andrew and family
Please accept my sympathy and condolences.
Christian was a great man, father and Boy Scout leader.
I have wonderful, fun memories of Christian and your family. We had so much fun enjoying the outdoors and camp activities with our Boy Scout troop 57.
I will miss him. Peace always.
Younes Errahali Former Scout Master, BSA, Troop 57 (Southwood)
Chico family, we love you and support you during this sad time. Christian was caring and to us, and especially to you, his family.
Maryalice and Ken David
Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I had come to know Christian over the past 2 years as a business associate but as you know anyone who was in contact with him could only think of him as a friend. He was proud of his service to this country and even prouder of his wonderful family which he spoke of often. I will miss him.
Robin & Sons & Family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences. I worked with Christian in 1995 - 1996 at Bank of America and we stayed in touch almost 20 years later. Christian was such a kind, intelligent, sincere, genuine person. Everyone who worked with Christian liked and deeply respected him. While at Bank of America Christian mentored me as a recent college grad which is very rare in the Financial World. I talked to Christian 3 to 4 times a year and we always enjoyed long phone conversations that covered our families, our careers, politics, world events. I'm going to deeply miss Christian, our friendship, and all of our great conversations. We last connected over the phone this July 3rd. I routinely turned to Christian for Career & personal advice as Christian had such a friendly & down to earth persona that few people have. Even though I did not have a chance to meet Christian's family I feel like I know you by the many times that Christian talked glowingly about his family and the joy that family brought him. Your husband/father was a one of a kind man/husband/father that they just don't make anymore these days...just a real good person that would always help anyone. My prayers and best wishes go out to the Chico family.
Justin Hogan (New York)
I'm very sorry for your loss. Although I had not seen him for some time, Christian always seemed to have a smile on his face and was of good cheer. God Bless you all.
As a neighbor and friend, Christian's passing has taken us at as a shock, Robin, Doug, and Andrew we have you in our Prayers and our thoughts. Please accept or sympathy and condolences.
Our condolences to your family on Christian's sudden passing. We were surprised and a bit shocked this morning to see Christian's notice in the paper. The last time I spoke to him he talked about his children and he was very pleased with where they were going with their lives. Our best to your family as you grieve and celebrate his life. The Abellera Family
Please know that our love, our hugs & our prayers go out to you: Robin, Douglas, Andrew, Aunt Bev, Uncle Ray, Matt, Tita, Greg and all who were close to this wonderful family man & citizen.
We will always remember his quiet, gentle way; his intelligence, integrity & his service to our country.
We love you, Chris!
Please accept our condolences upon Christian's shockingly untimely passing. He was a brother from another Academy who was one with us in every way. We will truly miss him.
Be thou at peace..........
Tom & Marcia Moorhead WP "59
We are so sorry for you loss. We had a recent conversation with Christian and he was extremely happy and proud of his family. God bless. The Cruz Family