Christian M. Duttweiler
Bangs Funeral Home, Inc. - Ithaca
209 W Green St.
Ithaca, NY
Duttweiler, Christian M.

Christian M. Duttweiler passed away in the presence of his parents September 28, 2014 at the Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca after a long illness. He was born in Ithaca as the Tompkins County New Year's Baby in 1979 and spent most of his life in the Ithaca area. He is survived by his parents, Michael and Linda (Redington) Duttweiler; his sister, Katrina Duttweiler Waxman, her husband, Andrew and their daughter, Abigail Jane; aunts and uncles, and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Gladys and Russell Duttweiler and Joan and George Redington of Jeffersonville, New York.

Christian loved and excelled at academics graduating from Ithaca High School in 1996 and from Harvard University in 2001 receiving Summa Cum Laude honors as a chemistry major. He worked as a research assistant at Cornell, was an award-winning chemistry Teaching Fellow at Harvard, and a freelance editor contributing to books and journals for publishers including MIT Press and Cambridge University Press primarily in the field of foreign affairs. Music was an important part of his life from school concert bands, jazz bands, and pit orchestras to playing in the Harvard marching band and the Harvard Summer Pops orchestra. The tenor sax and clarinet were his instruments of choice. He was an avid collector of jazz and classical music. In recent years, he developed a keen interest in nature photography. Natural areas were a prominent interest starting from camping in the Catskill and Adirondack mountains as a youngster to exploring the ocean shores around Boston, Cape Cod, and Delaware. The Finger Lakes became particular favorites and were his primary photography subjects. Many days he and his father could be found wandering the back roads of the Finger Lakes region looking for that perfect snapshot. When not sorting through his thousands of local shots, he was an occasional blogger on all things political and social.

A private burial service will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Ithaca with Father Daniel McMullin officiating. A commemoration of Christian's life will be held October 26, 2014 at Celebrations Banquet Facility, 2331 Slaterville Road, Ithaca from 12:30 - 3:30 pm with comments and remembrances at 1:30 pm. Please consider memorial donations to the Finger Lakes Land Trust, 202 East Court St, Ithaca, NY 14850 or the Cayuga Lake Watershed Network, P.O. Box 348 Aurora, NY 13026. Bangs Funeral Home will be assisting the family.

Published by Ithaca Journal from Oct. 1 to Oct. 22, 2014.
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Linda and Family, I am sorry for your loss you all are in my thoughts and prayers. I know with all the support from your friends and family the healing will begin.
willie Evans
October 20, 2014
Linda and family,
My sincere condolences, sending prayers and thoughts your way.
Linda VanNederynen
October 12, 2014
Dear Linda and Mike, There were prayers for you and your family in church today. I hope in the days and months ahead you can find peace in your lives. Be well. Sally Segar
October 12, 2014
My deepest condolences to your family. Christian was a classmate and a nice guy.
October 10, 2014
I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of your son. My condolences to you and your family. May you find comfort in one another during this difficult time.
Lynn Benedetto
October 9, 2014
My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Ellen Falkson
October 9, 2014
Dear Mike, Linda, and Katie,
We know how very hard you worked to give dear Christian his life during his last years in Ithaca. You are true heroes.
We truly miss Christian. He was our brilliant, diligent, and industrious colleague at Cornell. Every day we are presented with evidence of his Uris Hall achievements. Susan & Karl.
Susan & Karl Shell
October 9, 2014
Dear Mike and family: My deepest condolences on the loss of your son. May your beautiful memories sustain and bring comfort to you during this difficult time. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you.
Marian Hovencamp
October 8, 2014
Linda and Mike,
I can hardly imagine the sorrow of losing a child. Sending prayers of love and light to you. May you feel the comfort of friends and family, and may you find peace.
Sherry Altman
October 5, 2014
Dear Mike, Linda and Katie,

We're so sorry to hear of Christian's death. He was a wonderful person, gentle, and caring. Such a loss for your family and for all of us. We're holding all of you in the Light...

Melody Johnson and Dick Crepeau
Melody Johnson
October 3, 2014
I was just reading IJ online, today, and saw the last name, Duttweiler. Prayers to you & your family.
Teresa Burkes
October 3, 2014
Linda and Mike and family,
We were so sorry to hear about Christian's passing. May the love and support of family and friends help you through this difficult time. Our thoughts are with you.
Richie Holtz and Carol Ornstein
October 3, 2014
Dear Linda and Family,
I just received your phone message,Linda, and was deeply sorry to hear of your son's death. My heartfelt condolences go out to you, Katie and the rest of your family on this tragic loss in your lives. Please accept my sympathies, and may you find comfort in the memories you will always keep in your hearts.
Marilyn Crooker
October 2, 2014
Dear Michael and Family,
I am truly sorry to hear of your family's loss. May Christian and all of you find peace during this very difficult time. I am with you in thought & prayer. Valerie Jordan-Mount
October 2, 2014
Christian was an Incredibly talented and accomplished young man from what we have learned recently. In fact, there were so many things he was able to do so Well! May these Beautiful memories give some comfort to his family. Our Deepest Sympathy to Mike, Linda, and Katie.
David, Sally, & Tom Duttweiler
October 1, 2014
You're in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in the love that surrounds you.
Peace & love,
Jeannie & Brian Miller
October 1, 2014
Mike and Linda, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. John and Myrtle Whitcomb
October 1, 2014
Sending my sympathy and keeping you and your family in my prayers .
Lisa Bontempi
October 1, 2014
It is with such sadness that I write this today. I am so very sorry for your loss of Christian and I keep you all in my thoughts. Most sincerely,
Gay Huddle
October 1, 2014
My sympathies to all of Christian's family, friends and colleagues - his life story is an inspiration to live each day fully in love, joy and peace.

You are held close in my heart and in prayer for God's blessing of strength and comfort. n
Nancy Potter
October 1, 2014
Dear Linda and Mike - I still remember that sweet, little, blond-haired kid at St. Paul's Nursery School who was nice as could be and smart as a whip. I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May family, friends and faith sustain you in the difficult days ahead. With sympathy,
Kathy Faben
September 30, 2014
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