In a year filled with difficult news, this was the hardest to bear.
I was blessed to have known Chip as a young man, just realizing his place in the world, testing his skills and talents, discovering the opportunities awaiting him. A gentle and faithful soul, he nurtured and loved his family; he was the friend and neighbor one felt grateful to have.
Chip was steadfast in a modern world that does not seem to recognize or encourage such faith and courage. And now we, that modern world, are diminished in his absence.
With an aching heart and the deepest sympathy for you Linda and Vic, and your dear family, I offer the only love that matters: John 11:35-45.
With my love always, Judith