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Chad James

Palmyra: Chad James Heaven died on January 5, 2016 at the age of 28. Predeceased by his grandparents, Edward and Ann Heaven and James and Evelyn Newman. Survived by his parents James and Janet Heaven, his children Alexis Marie and Holly Elizabeth, his sister, Elizabeth (Alvis) Sanders, many aunts and uncles, James (Kathy) Newman, Brenda Newman, Phillip (Diana) Newman, and cousins Denielle and Christina.

Chad served as a Sergeant in the US Army from 2008-2013. "Chadderbug" was a kind, generous, loving son, brother, father, nephew, cousin and friend.

Sadly, Chad's journey through life included experimenting with drugs. He fought his heroin addiction for the last 10 years. Chad's family would like to raise awareness of this devastating epidemic. For those who would like to make a donation in his memory, please consider Syracuse Behavioral Health, Rochester Evaluation Center, 1050 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607. (rochesterevaluationcenter@sbh.org)

At a future date, there will be a Celebration of Life to honor Chad's memory.




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Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Jan. 10, 2016.
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March 7, 2021
When I saw your names I freaked out. My brother is James., I have a sister whose name is Elizabeth and I’m Janet... that was really weird.
I’m writing as I’m dealing with the loss of my husband through an accidental overdose ( not sure it was accidental). I’m part of a group in California that is called Solace for Hope...a wonderful group of people helping keep the memories alive for our lost ones. May your Chad rest in peace... even your last name.I believe he’s in Heaven... free!
Janet Gobke
Acquaintance
February 8, 2016
Always Brothers
Allan Beck
January 18, 2016
Janet, james and Elizabeth - I am so very sorry for the loss of Chad. I met Chad a handful of times and he was such a good kid full of life and always wanted to talk about music and I really am fortunate to have known him. I greatly appreciate it how how he treated Elizabeth as his big sister and was always trying to be aware of who he trusted with his sister because you loved her so much. He was a loyal brother and son. It took him a little while to warm up to me and any of the people that Elizabeth hung out with because he wanted to make sure that she was surrounded by good people. If there's anything I can do in your time of loss just let me know - myself and my family are thinking of you and have you in our prayers. - Tristan
Tristan ( Jeff and Brenda) Greene
January 17, 2016
chad, I wish I could turn back the time to when you were a happy, innocent, young boy, before all of the bad things in life got ahold of you. I will miss you, love aunt susie
susan heaven
January 14, 2016
Heather
January 14, 2016
Chad I wish I could take the last ten years away and have a fresh start. I was sad to hear about the last two horrible weeks in the hospital. I will always remember you as my little buddy who wanted gulk! I will never forget how close we all were and all the great memories I have will live forever in my heart. Love your cousin, Heather.
Heather Abraham
January 14, 2016
To Chad's Family, please accept our heartfelt condolences for your loss. Praying you find peace and comfort during this difficult time. Although we've known Chad for a short time, please know that it has been a pleasure working with him at Lowe's. Chad was a genuinely good person and will be greatly missed. God Bless.
Mark and Carolyn Perez
January 13, 2016
Janet, Jim, and Elizabeth we are very sorry to hear of your loss.
Chad, you are missed by so many.
Please let us know if you need anything at all during these difficult times.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
The Lord bless and keep you and surround you with His love.
Alvis, Paula, and Brian Sanders
January 13, 2016
Janet, Jim, and Elizabeth we are very sorry to hear of your loss.
Chad, you are missed by so many.
Please let us know if you need anything at all during these difficult times.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Alvis, Paula, and Brian Sanders
January 13, 2016
Janet, Jimmy and Elizabeth, I'm so honored to have had Chad as my nephew. I feel such sadness to have lost him. He will be missed. Every bit of my heart goes out to you. With much love and my deepest sympathy.
Brenda Newman
January 12, 2016
Janet, Elizabeth and family. We are thinking of you in your time of grief. We are sending hugs and love your way.
Terri, Stan and family Strelish
January 11, 2016
Janet, and family,I was SO sad and sorry to have just read this about your son! No words can take away the pain you must be going through. Just know many people are out here to lean on and support you.
Janine (kinsella) vargas
January 11, 2016
My heart goes out to you and your family my son Allan Beck was very close to your son he is grieving the loss of a brother a friend and a great man I personally never got the honor to meet your son only through pictures and memories that my son talks about I want you to know even though he is gone from this earth he will actually never be gone for he is in our memories of his laughter of his smile of his jokes his fun loving attitude his free spirit and his willingness to always help a friend. if there's anything that we can do don't ever hesitate to let me know god bless you and your family
Christine Guida
January 11, 2016
Sorry is only a word but Arnie and I are so very sorry. Chad was a good guy with a bad disease. You are in our prayers.
joy pechler
January 11, 2016
Words cannot express our sorrow over Chad's passing. Both Bruce and I feel so incredibly grateful that we got to meet Chad at Brenda's Christmas gathering in 2014. Chad was a special person and we know how hard he tried, and how much love and support you all offered him. We send you our most heartfelt condolences.
Carol Moldt
January 11, 2016
To Elizabeth, Janet, James, and the rest of the family.
I'm so sorry to hear about this. Growing up with Elizabeth I was fortunate enough to have met Chad. I'll never forget the time he wouldn't stop opening the door to to Elizabeth's room while we we're watching "Fear" and him throwing skittles at us. hilarious. :) My heart is with you and your family during this time. RIP Chad.
Jackie Havens
January 11, 2016
To the Chad James Heaven family. So sorry for your lost I feel your pain as I lost my 17 year old grandaughter to herion on 11/9/2015 . I Pray Daily that this herion epidemic of losing so many young people comes to an end.
carla rider
January 11, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.
L. Hotelling
January 11, 2016
To my brother; I love and miss you so much. You did so much to help everyone around you even when you were hurting inside - especially in the past few weeks you helped me so much... I am thankful you are out of pain but it sucks here without you - I think of you constantly and mom and dad do too... You were the first baby I held, spent my childhood with and laughed pretty much every time we hung out because you had a great gift in making people laugh and all the stories growing up. I miss you forever
Elizabetha
January 11, 2016
You have been and will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love to you.
David & Carole Tolbert
January 11, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. I am sending my deepest sympathies and regards to the whole family.

I didn't get the opportunity to know Chad very well, but I was a close friend with his sweet sister, Elizabeth back in the day. My heart aches for you! Sending love!
Angela Rossolo
January 11, 2016
So sorry Hon sending prayers to you and family xoxoxoxo
Kathleen Huber
January 10, 2016
So sorry to hear about your loss. Chad was my trailer mate and brother while we were deployed in Iraq. He truly will be missed by all.
Steven Ackerman
January 10, 2016
My deepest sympathy for you and your family. Lord I lift up to you this family, please give them comfort.
vickie taylor
January 10, 2016
I knew Chad from school, the neighborhood, and later, he became a friend.

It is tragic that he left this earth at such a young age. Please know he will never be forgotten and the love and laughter he showed others, will live on through his children, and the memories it left with us all.

I would also like to thank you for sharing his struggle. So many are going through the same struggle and while some will make it through, many will not or have already passed. Thank you
Henry
January 10, 2016
Janet, we are deeply sadden to hear of Chadderbug's passing. Please know that we are here for you & your family if you need anything.
Steve & Kathy Henrie
January 10, 2016
We're are so sorry for your loss.
Chuck and Teresa Coburn
January 10, 2016
We are so very sorry for your loss. This has been a challenging time for your family. You are all in our prayers.
Jon and Molly Bulman
January 10, 2016
Rest in peace chad!
January 10, 2016
Our sympathy goes out to you and your family and friends . Chad will be miss but he is in your heart`s and sole`s remember the good time`s he spend on this earth the love and laughter`s. Drug have taken another young life home .God Bless and prayers to the family and friends.
Rosemary Murphy
January 10, 2016
Thoughts and prayers are with you Janet and your family. Clifford and Sandra Hara
January 10, 2016
I am so very sorry for your loss. I loved Chad from the start...he was a very good guy. His service to our country will always be remembered and appreciated. I had no idea about his struggle with addiction. It is brave of his family to acknowledge his struggle. Hopefully this will serve to help others. My deep condolences to all! Sending you love along with many prayers. RIP Chad Heaven...
Patty Eschrich
January 10, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Karen Rodriguez
January 10, 2016
Janet. I am so very sorry for your loss...please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers...love, Vera
Vera Nelson
January 10, 2016
Janet and Jim, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks to see such a handsome, young man lose his life. I am praying for you and your family through this difficult time. Love and hugs! Sue (Dunham) McMillan
Sue McMillan
January 10, 2016
So sad u will be truly missed by many u were good friend father and husband may u rest in peace and fly high with all our young angels we lost
kaylee
January 10, 2016
So sorry for your loss of Chad! My thoughts and prayers are with you!
Kristy Schreiber
January 10, 2016
Praying you find peace as Chad's struggle ends. Few people have the courage to share as you have. May your candid remarks help others. So many young people never know their brain chemistry and genetic makeup predispose them to addiction. Caught in uncontrollable dependence without any conscious choice. Parents, addicts are too often ignored as they beg for help, struggle for solutions. My tears join yours.
MotherOf AnAddict
January 10, 2016
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I was a teacher in the VCS Intmediate Bldg so I got to know Chad and work with him there. I have great memories of him, have often thought of him over the years and extend condolences to you.
Diane Dambrauskas
January 10, 2016
Chad, you are missed by so many. Janet , Jim, and Elizabeth, stay strong and remember the good times. Love and prayers to all the family, Love Aunt Kathy and Uncle Dick
Dick and Kathy Maltman
January 10, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss and all he endured because of his addiction and his family as well. Hugs to his daughters and my sympathy to family. You were very brave to acknowledge his fight.
January 10, 2016
I am so sorry that drugs have taken yet another young life far, far too soon. Prayers for the family.
January 10, 2016
Heart breaking. Lost our son the same way last year. Struggled almost his whole life, even tho he loved everything and everybody. So sorry for you. Look for cardinals, it is a sign from him
January 10, 2016
We are so sorry for your loss.
Kay & Floyd Dibble
January 10, 2016
I'm so very sorry for your loss, words can't even describe what you must be feeling at this time. Chad was a wonderful son and an awesome father, he will be missed by so many that knew him. He is in the arms of his grandmother and grandfather now who are taking care of him. Please know that I am here for the family if you need anything...Love you all and sending hugs and prayers your way..
cindy brizee-owen
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