Christopher John Baatz

Christopher John Baatz

AGE: 19 • Brick

Christopher John Baatz, 19, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2013 surrounded by the love of his family. Born in Long Branch, NJ, Christopher resided in Brick before moving to Freehold in 2010. He attended the Children's Center of Monmouth County in Neptune. A bright happy spirit, Christopher loved Elmo, enjoyed swimming, slinkies, and waving hello, spreading a smile to all he met.

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Maureen Mary Ann Tomwey. Surviving are his loving parents, Siobhon K. Suckling of Brick, Joseph Michael Baatz and fiancé Catherine Burdack, of Lakewood, his dear brother P.O. 3rd Class Joseph Michael Baatz, Jr. and wife P.O. 3rdclass, Tiffany Baatz, his cherished nephew and namesake Christopher John, his paternal grandparents John and Lynn Baatz of Brielle, maternal grandfather Glenn Suckling, of Oswego, NY, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family.

A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 2:00 to 6:00PM at O'Brien Funeral Home, 505 Burnt Tavern Road, Brick. A prayer service will be held at 4:00PM during the visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Christopher's memory to the Children's Center of Monmouth County, 1115 Green Grove Road, Neptune, NJ 07753. The entire family would like to express our everlasting gratitude to the staff and teachers at Children's Center of Neptune and the entire staff of John L. Montgomery Nursing Home who both were Chris's extended family. For more information or to send condolences, please visit

Funeral Home

O'Brien Funeral Home
505 Burnt Tavern Road Brick, NJ 08724
(732) 899-8600

Published in Asbury Park Press on May 10, 2013