In Memory

Chris Celebrezze

Chris Celebrezze

We are sorry to inform you that fellow classmate and good friend Chris Celebrezze passed away on Saturday, January 20th, 2018.

Chris was the original administrator of our rrhs64 website and spent countless hours entering all the classmate information required for its start-up.  He was actively involved in the planning of all our class reunions and the technology backbone for most.  

Chris had a life-long love and passion for the popular music that defined our era.  Relying on his enormous collection of music albums, 45’s and CD’s, he provided all the music for our reunions.

Chris was also a collector of Walt Disney Duck figurines, baseball cards, book collections, and Corvettes.  He was an avid bowler years ago and once bowled a perfect 300 game!

Chris struggled with diabetes and its side effects for the past several years.

God bless you Chris, may you Rest In Peace.


Tom Allen

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01/23/18 03:16 PM #6    

Lowell Hinsdale

Chris was responsible for getting me setup on this website. Thank You for all the communications I have had with classmates thanks to you ! You lived a neat life ! 

May God Bless you and your family, Lowell





01/23/18 04:17 PM #7    

Jackie Krueger (Harding)

Chris was one of my special friends and part of the Riverwood gang of our childhood. He and his brother Danny lived directly across the street from us and were always up to a neighborhood game of running bases with my brother Ken (and even let the girls play.)

In the past twenty years Chris became one of the voices of our class. I always looked forward to seeing and talking with him (usually with Tim Brimus☺️ ) at the reunions. I’m so glad to have  had him in my life as a friend, a gentle soul and gentleman always. Rest In Peace Chris.

01/23/18 04:24 PM #8    

William McCroden

Having arriveed in 11th grade I didn't get to know most of my classmates as well as I'd have liked, but I knew Chris. He sat behind me in American History and was always cool to talk to. I'm sad beyond saying that he's no longer with us. We have to be glad for the privilege of having known him. I do believe in reincarnation though so I will say Rock on, Chris! Some of us will know him again, somewhere, sometime, but we'll have different identities. Hope I'm not getting too heavy for you but it could be a consolation.

01/23/18 10:44 PM #9    

Terry Mone (Mone)

Our deepest sympathies to Chris' family.  He definitely was one of the movers behind the RRHS 1964 website & all of the class reunions.  Thanks Chris for all you've done in service to your family, your classmates & your community.  God bless.  Love & Peace-in-Christ,

01/24/18 09:49 AM #10    

"Genie" Marilyn (Never Ever Used Marilyn) Merrell (Israel)

A truly great man. Meek, helpful, always a kind word. He will be missed.

01/24/18 10:34 PM #11    

Sally Schroder (Kamman)

Starting with our first class reunion, Chris will be missed as our official DJ. Sharing his love of the music of our generation, always made me feel like I was back in high school after a football game dancing to the oldies. Deepest sympathy to Chris' family; he will be deeply missed :-(

01/25/18 10:29 AM #12    

Sherry Watts

I didn't know Chris as well as some of you but what I did know of him was kind, gentle, funny, knowledgable -- a lot of good things. I admired the way he shared his talents with us while gracefully dealing with his illnesses the last years. I'll miss seeing him at the reunions.

01/25/18 11:03 AM #13    

Margie Seelbach (Wheeler)

I was so very sorry to hear of Chris's passing.  Chris was such a warm, caring, bright and compassiate man.  He was always positive even in the face of adversity.  Our group dinners at Herb's Tavern were such fun; it was always better when Chris arrived.  Chris will be greatly missed but will be fondly remembered by all.  Margie

01/26/18 06:53 AM #14    

Gar Garland

I am sorry I did not get to know Chris better. From everything I have heard and read he was an extraordinary man.

02/19/18 04:11 AM #15    

John Fazekas

I just learned about Chris' passing. It was a shock. He was a great friend who never seemed to have a bad thing to say about anyone. His love of music is something I will always remember. In fact I first met him while taking music lessons in JR. High. At one of our reunions I had a question about a song from back during our high school days. It was called The 2000 Pound Bee. I asked him if he had heard it. He knew the song, who performed it and when. He also made a copy of it and gave it to me the next day where we listened to it in his Corvette. I spent many hours with him and Tim Brimus who were very close friends. Chris will be fondly remembered and deeply missed.

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