Christopher Cavelle
Christopher M. Cavelle, age 41, of Tinley Park, loving son of Phillip F. (Margaret) Cavelle and Mara (John) Rogers; dearest brother of George (Jennifer) Cavelle; fond step brother of Laura, Lisa and Michelle; caring uncle of Cami, Nico, Kelsey and Tony; cherished grandson of Michael D. (the late Josephine) McAuliffe and the late Branko and Vera Marsenic; dear companion of Gianna Mason. Visitation Sunday 2-8 P.M. Funeral Monday 9:30 A.M. from Lawn Funeral Home, 7732 W. 159th St. Orland Park to St. Julie Billiart Church Mass 10:00 A.M. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Funeral Info: 708-429-3200


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Published by Chicago Tribune from Jun. 11 to Jun. 15, 2014.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Jun
15
Visitation
2:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Lawn Funeral Home, Ltd.
7732 W. 159th St., Orland Park, IL 60462
Jun
16
Funeral
9:30a.m.
Lawn Funeral Home, Ltd.
7732 W. 159th St., Orland Park, IL 60462
Jun
16
Funeral Mass
10:00a.m.
St. Julie Billiart Church
Funeral services provided by:
Lawn Funeral Home, Ltd.
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I had only just reunited with Chris this past year and chatted with him last on June2, I was in shock and very saddened when I heard he had passed. . I went to elementary school with him from Kindergarten thru 5th grade when we moved away. He was always the sweetest boy and from everything I have read was an awesome man.
No one should ever face the loss of a child. My heart and prayers for his family, friends, and all he loved! Gianna, I can't imagine losing the one you were going through life with, my thoughts stay with you.

Katie Mangum
Katie Mangum
July 17, 2014
brian vesely
June 16, 2014
I am grieving with you.. May the Holy Spirit minister comfort to you in a special way..Love Anna Kozlowski
June 15, 2014
Dear Phil there are no words to say at this time.Pam and I can only add our deepest heart felt sorrows. We love you and will be praying for you and your family at this time.remember brother he was taught well and you will see him again. Love you brother. Jeff Glover
Jeff Glover
June 15, 2014
River you will be missed greatly. It was always a pleasure having a drink for sure in a conversation or a good time with you. We've known each other for a long time.continue to look down on those who need you river in their time of need. Until we meet again big guy!with love and sincere condolencesspace with you always your bud Mike Kaz
mike "Kaz" Keselica
June 13, 2014
I said most of my thoughts on my blog, but I will miss you immensely. I just wish I had known you better on a personal level. You were a primal force of mirth and mischief and always were there with exactly the right thing to say at the right time. I feel like I was hit by a truck at the shock of this, and my thoughts go out to the family in their time of loss.
@Belghast
June 13, 2014
My prayers and condolences to the Cavelle family. Chris was a good guy and left far too soon. God has called a special angel home. R.I.P Big Guy you are greatly missed by many.
Charles Saunders
June 13, 2014
I'll miss you River. I'm so happy to have had you as a friend. You were one of the most selfless people I've had the privelage of knowing. Thank you for all the love, laughs, and so many fun times. You will live forever in all of the lives you've touched. My heart breaks for your family and so many friends.
Love Always, Catie (DoodleBug)
Catie Wolf (Bayer)
June 12, 2014
Our hearts are heavy and aching
Tears streaming down our face
Our sweet brother River, a life we can't replace.
Not ready to see you leave—not prepared to say goodbye,
As we sit here in shock we ask god why.
Unique to us all in our own personal way,
Was the love we all shared as friends, a love that will stay.
You lived for those you loved and you loved with all your heart,
And that's why my dear friend River, I know we truly never part.

River, Todd and I love you unconditionally and we will miss you so very much, but will find strength in knowing you will always be with us. My heart aches for your family and the lives of everyone you touched. We should all be so lucky to have you for our angel. Thank you for sharing your heart and friendship with us. You will never, not even for one second be forgotten.
We Love you Riv!
Danielle Schmidt
June 12, 2014
I am soo sorry for your loss, G. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Love, Missy (Stacy's cousin)
June 12, 2014
Riv, My days will be less bright without your wit and sarcasm. When the time comes, and we speak again, the party will be fantastic. The gaming community and Twitter won't be the same without you.
@Baybdoll
June 12, 2014
I did not know Christopher, but as a fellow WoW player and community influencer my heart goes out to him and his family.
Ian Bates
June 12, 2014
Such a sad day to learn of the loss of a great guy, friend to many and a genuine heart that would give time and help to anyone that was in need. I only met you online and could still see the greatness. Peace be with you and your family, and take care of those that are with the angels now.
Celysis aka Calie
June 12, 2014
So nice to have known you, River. I'll see you on the other side.
Lisa Andres
June 12, 2014
Sweet Chris you are forever in our hearts rest in paradise
mary sissel
June 11, 2014
Sweet Chris we love and miss you rest in paradise
June 11, 2014
"It's a fragile thing, this life we lead."

So long Riv. Thanks for the laughs and endless entertainment. #Godspeed
-Maric
June 11, 2014
Rest in Peace River. Your light will continue to shine in all of our hearts.
Jeri & Denny Moore
June 11, 2014
Although we never met in person, You always brought a smile to my face. You are loved and will always be missed.
Theresa
June 11, 2014
I am so sorry for your terrible loss. He was such a great man, great friend & even better man to all that he met! He truly was a treasure to all that he met and will not be forgotten to anyone that he met. He touched so many live's & I for one will always remember his infectious laugh & friendship. I am so glad to have known him. My prayers are with your family.
Jennifer Dehmer
June 11, 2014
will miss you forever Riv my purple cleric! You and Elly will be having a party in the sky!
Cely .
June 11, 2014
You will. Be missed by many.
Ed and Debbie Kraus
June 11, 2014
Few leave their mark on this Earth the way River has. He was a beautiful soul. It is hard to grasp why God and His Angels in Heaven needed him so young but I'm certain he has an important job to do. Hearts are heavy as we remember the amazing friend he was to all.
Deanna Sanders
June 11, 2014
Rivs you were a once in a lifetime kinda guy, proud that I had the chance to get to know each other over the years. Rest in peace bro. Thoughts are will his family and friends x
Ally 'pitrelli' Nelson
June 11, 2014
Chris, you were a good man. To me, that's the most we can hope people say about us when it's all said and done. Rest in piece, friend.
Chris Sheltra
June 11, 2014
I will miss you in my Twitter feed! Your humor and encouragement were always a positive part of my day. Peace to you, my friend.
Emily
June 11, 2014
Though Chris (or as I called him River) and I met through a game and Twitter I counted him as a real friend.
Our community lost a great man with a beautiful soul. Rest in peace friend.
Stephen Collins
June 11, 2014
Rest in peace, River. I didn't know you but for your writings, but I feel equally shocked and saddened as if you would have lived right next to me... My condolences to your family
Tim Coninx
June 11, 2014
Rest in peace my friend.
Z
June 11, 2014
You will be so terribly missed. I'm glad our paths crossed even for a short time. Thank you for making me smile.
Z
June 11, 2014
Thoughts and prayers to the Cavelle family. Rivs was good people. He will be missed.
Matt Hofferth
June 11, 2014
Our most heartfelt sympathies to all who feel the loss from River's passing. May peace find us all during this time, and the love and appreciation for River endure.
Bells and Zuu
June 11, 2014
God go with you and take care of you for us River.
Jonathan Doyle
June 11, 2014
Rivs, it is too soon, my friend. Your voice and humor will be missed on Twitter and the blogosphere. I wish we could have met in person just once.
Rowan
June 11, 2014
Rest in peace, River. I am grateful to have had the honor of getting to know you.
Catherine Oliver
June 11, 2014
I only knew you through our contacts on the Internet, but it was a pleasure and a privilege to have spoken to you and to have had you as a part of the time I spent online. I know you will be greatly missed.
Sarah Reeson
June 11, 2014
River was an exceptional man and touched the lives of so many people. I was honoured to have met him, if only in an online capacity. Truly saddened to hear of his passing - sincere condolences to his family.
Zeke Iddon
June 11, 2014
River, I feel so blessed to call u my friend, it might have been for a short time but I sure do have some great memories !!!! You will be missed greatly! ! RIP my Friend much love
Gina Licci
June 11, 2014
RIP, River. I am so honored to have been able to call you "friend." We all miss you. My condolences to the Cavelle family.
Karen Puig
June 11, 2014
My sincerest condolences to the Cavelle family. River had such a light inside of him that spread out and touched, lifted, and brightened everyone he came across. He will not only be missed but remembered greatly...THE TOWN OF TINLEY PARK HAS LOST IT'S KEEPER BUT HAS GAINED AN ANGEL FOR US TO LOOK UPON WHEN WE NEED TO FEEL THAT LIGHT AGAIN. Forever in our hearts
Sandra Hoehn
June 11, 2014
River was truly one of a kind. I will miss his kind spirit and way of making you fall to the ground laughing. Condolences to the Cavelle family. I will miss my friend.
Natalie Garcia
June 11, 2014
Thoughts and prayers for all friends and family. Rest in Peace River!
Johnny Major
June 11, 2014
Rip river...you know you were an amzing person when the tinley park patch writes a article about you....and you can drive down oakpark ave and they even have you on the sign at durbins....you touched alot of people and one thing is for sure....tinley park wont be the same. I kept hoping thia was a bad dream and id see you walk through the doors of hollsteins again...but we will meet again...just a matter of time. Gunna miss you buddy
jwh bouncer
June 11, 2014
Love you uncle...you will be missed xoxo love always your pumpkin
cami cavelle
June 11, 2014
In Memory of a Great Man
Mary Bishop
June 11, 2014
Our deepest condolences go out to the Cavelle family. River was a great guy with the most outgoing personality! Always adding humor to the day and always wanting the most out of life! I knew him for a short time, but I'm glad I had the opportunity to know him. May he rest in peace and may those cherished memories surround you with love and blessings during this difficult time. May God bless you all.
Jennifer Brody-Paul & family
June 11, 2014
River, may you RIP. It was a pleasure to have known you. My condolences to your family.
Tresa Smith
June 11, 2014
River was a great friend and will be missed by many. He has touched so many lives. Rest in Peace, Dear Friend.
Mary Bishop
June 11, 2014
Cavelle Family, please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. We pray that you are reminded that Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal and that your cherished memories of the love that you share as a family are most needed now, during this very difficult time. May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.

Elder D.L. Blankenship & Family
D. L. Blankenship
June 11, 2014
I woud like to offer my condolences to the family Chris was a wonderful caring person and will be truly missed
Debbie Muniz
June 11, 2014
Dear Cavelle family, please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. May you continue to look to our loving father in the heavens for comfort and support during your time of sorrow.
The Williamson family
June 11, 2014