Chris leaves his wife and companion of 20 years Diane R. and fur babies Riley and Jenna, who were the loves of his life. He leaves behind his brothers Mike and Marc, SILs Lorraine and Maria, nieces Shayna and Lauren, step children from his first marriage Steven (Stevie Jo) and Michelle (Shelley) and life long friend Tim Bradford. He has joined his parents Flo and Dean along with the 4-leggeds who passed before him, Fred, Rosie, Cannon, Eli and a long list of others, all of whom lived deep in his heart to the end. He was an avid world war II historian and would passionately rant and rave against politicians whom he felt didn't do the right thing, especially when it came to the environment. He will be remembered for his quick wit and often sick sense of humor, his love of the outdoors and hard physical work, getting his hands dirty, and especially his love for all things animal. He will be missed dearly. At his request, there will be no funeral services.