February 22, 1977 - March 9, 2018
Chris Palmer was an excellent balloonslinger, spreading joy to kids and families at numerous restaurants and parties for years in York County.
A graduate of Kennard-Dale High School in '95, Chris went on to earn an Associate's in Electronics at YTI and moved to Philly, however he found a 9 to 5 job stifling. He apprenticed under a balloon twister he met while working in restaurant management and found his passion. He returned to York after a back injury and attempted to expand his business by word of mouth and business cards. Chris strove to give the happiness he couldn't fathom to others, in the elaborate form of a shark hat or a monkey climbing a palm tree.
Always helpful with a smile, a good listener with a quick and sarcastic sense of humor, and an avid reader with an intensely creative and charming personality, Chris is survived by his grandmother, Clara Palmer of York; parents, Thomas Palmer and stepmother, Carol Palmer of Spry, mother, Cora Palmer and Richard Hess of Stewartstown; aunt, Charlotte Palmer of Big Pine Key, FL; uncle, David Palmer and aunt, Diane Shull of York; sister, Emily Warnick and her children, Isaac and Onna of York; as well as numerous aunts; uncles; and cousins spread throughout York County and the United States. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, L. Charles Palmer, Donald and Pauline Thomas, Marion Partin; and his mother, Rosemary Tetrault.
A memorial service will be held on March 18, at 2 p.m. at Eastside Church, 3430 Eastern Blvd York.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Not One More, P.O. Box 95, Dover, PA 17315 or by following the link http://bit.ly/2FKjplA