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Oh! What A Man






Sunrise July 15th





Sunset July 23rd








  




     











This is dedicated to the memory of our son Christopher Paul Caldwell. Chris came into this world on July 15, 1967 and left us on July 23, 2004. Durning his 37 years, Chris had 3 beautiful daughters, a good business and many friends. Chris was the owner of Atlantic Coast Entertainment in Va. Beach, Va. until June of 2004. At that time he joined Astro D J.'s, where he had started as a D.J. in the 90's. He loved his work because he liked to make people have a good time and be happy. 







 
 

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO LIGHT A CANDLE OR SEND A MESSAGE IN HONOR OF OUR SON, FATHER, BROTHER AND FRIEND 
AND THANK YOUALL SO MUCH, IT MEANS SO MUCH
TO KNOW OTHERS CARE




CHRISTOPHER PAUL CALDWELL












THANK YOU FOR VISITING CHRISTOPHERS SITE
AND FOR THOSE WHO LITE CANDLES
WE APPRECIATE YOUR KINDNESS
BLESSINGS



~ Passing Storm ~ 



Beyond the great horizon
The sun amidst the storm
Reflecting on the water
God's beauty soft and warm 


Waves on beach are crashing
Creating swirls on sand
A vision of great beauty
This nature's art so grand

Clouds rolled into darkness
Sun shows sweet reply
Majestically perfect
Storm heaves a heavy sigh

Vision of perfection
The peace within a storm
Gives the soul a reason
To see the love transform

Nature's sweetest blessing
A sight for eyes to see
The natural gift of heaven
That shows perpetually 


When the storm is over
I marvel at the sight
A gift of peaceful pleasure
God's gentle rays of light.

Francine Pucillo
 



 Had we known we would never see you again, there would have 
been so much more to say, but no one knew you would never 
come back from the cruise. Chris, we all miss you so much and 
You
will always be in our hearts. We love you forever.  
Love from your mom, dad, sisters, brothers, daughters and friends

    



May you soar with the Angels

We want to thank  all the people who made the memorial service so special. Joe and Cheryl Fortuner, Astro D.J.'s for all their help and the beautiful photo dvd, Jay Peterson for all his help with the memorial notice, Grand Affairs for the generous use of the room and all the food and to Ramada 57 on the Beach for letting us use the beach at sunset on that day. A special thank you to the Father who gave us such a beautiful service we will all remember. To all those who spoke at the hall and remembered Chris with such love. Most of all, we want to thank the COAST GUARD in Miami, Fla for all they did in trying to find Chris. 




Your efforts were greatly appreciated.





TO MY DARLING GIRLS

I HAVE LOOKED UPON YOU THROUGH

THE EYES OF SKIES AND SEEN YOUR SMILES

AS WELL AS TEARS

THERE HAS BEEN NO DAYS SPREAD BETWEEN US,

NOR CAN THERE EVER BE.

I HAVE WATCHED YOU AS ANY WOULD

SEE A SUNSET,

AND CHEER WITHIN ITS BRILLIANCE.

A TIME WILL COME WHEN THERE WOULD BE NO

MORE QUESTIONS,

AND MY ARMS AGAIN WILL WRAP AROUND YOU EACH.

I UNDERSTAND TODAY,

AND FEEL THE SAME SORROW FOR EVERY TEAR THAT FALLS..

I WOULD HAVE HAD MY HAND TO DRY THEM.

BUT BEFORE YOU THINK MY BREATH TO BE GONE,

KNOW FULL AND WELL THAT I HAVE NEVER AND WOULD

NEVER LEAVE YOU.

FOR IT WOULD BE EACH OF YOU WHO CARRY ON

AS MY VERY EXTENSION THROUGHOUT ETERNITY.

LIFE AND FLESH STRETCH FURTHER THAN THE

UNDERSTANDINGS OF DAYS.

BUT IN EVERY ONE OF THEM,

I HAVE BEEN THERE.

THROUGH YOUR VERY STEPS AND SMILES,

I WILL HAVE SURVIVED OVER ONE THOUSAND TIMES

AND IN YOUR JOYS AND DREAMS,

MY BREATH WILL HAVE NEVER FADED.

SPEAK,

AND I WILL HEAR EVERY WORD.

LOOK FOR MY RESPONSES IN THE OPEN BLOOMS

OF FLOWERS WHICH SURROUND YOU.

FIND ME IN THE STRETCHES OF POWERED CLOUDS

AMONG THE COMFORTS IN A BLUE SKY.

FEEL ME WITHIN YOU,

AS I WILL ALWAYS BE

CONTINUALLY WITHIN YOU.

KNOW THAT MY LOVE LIVES GREATLY INSIDE ALL OF YOUR SMILES.

DAYS INDEED NUMBER,

BUT LIMITLESS IS A FATHER'S LOVE

JESSE, SHELBY...AND KAYLEE,

REMEMBER

DADDY WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU ALWAYS

WRITTEN BY RONALD BENJAMIN THOMAS MAY 2008

THESE I BELIEVE ARE THE WORDS OF A LOVING FATHER

WHO'S SMILES GLEAM ON AND ARE WELL REMEMBERED.

HIS HEART IS HELD IN THE BRANCHES OF HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

I HAD BEEN ALLOWED THIS HONOR TO WRITE ON HIS BEHALF,

TO WRITE OF A MAN WHO LOVED HIS FAMILY, JUST AS

THEY LOVED HIM.

THANK YOU BENNYK FOR THESE BEAUTIFUL WORDS.






To  all who visit this site..Remember that 
no one knows when their time 
will come to an end, so never forget to 
tell your family and friends daily 
how much you love them.



To Carnival Cruise Lines... In the end you were responsible
 for Chris's safety and you let us all down.  All you seem to 
care about is the money you can make off people but that's 
 ok, because what goes around will come back around to YOU!!! When one of YOUR loved ones dissappears off one 
   of  the ships, maybe then you will put better safety features on the boats, Surveillance cameras would not cost you the millions your lawyer got on TV and reported. I wish you nothing but BAD luck but I pray no other family has to endure what the 
rest of the 7 families have had to go through this past year. 
I will ALWAYS be your WORST advertisement!!!!!!!!!   YOU broke my heart  and the hearts of his daughters and friends. But I doubt you even care about that fact. 



A Note from Chris's mom!

A Dear Friend has written a MUST READ book for anyone 
who is crazy enough to go on a cruise. It is called
Cruise Control..Your peace of mind at sea by Ronald Butcher. 
It should be avavilable on Amazon.com or at your book store. Please read it TODAY.
 





Thank you Ron for your time in writing this book. We appreciate all you have done for our family. 
Love, Rita and the whole clan!





To those of you who visit this site and didn't know Chris, 
you missed knowing a great person. He was a loving son, 
dad, hard worker, funny and a good friend to many people.
Chris came into my life when I was only 19 years old for 2 weeks. As a young mom, I am sure I didn't do things as I should have, but despite whatever things I did wrong 
Chris turned out to be such a good soul. He grew up 
always the one to make us all laugh even when there 
wasn't much to laugh about. I remember teachers 
calling to let me know he was disturbing the class with his jokes
. That never really changed, as he loved humor.




     





Chris' favorite color was blue.
Chris loved dolphins, music on the beach 
and his girls most of all. .



As the leaves fall, so do our tears.



There are no words that can express how my heart is empty without you...
















I know Chris is around us everyday in spirit. I see him in 
his girls pictures that I keep posted in our truck as we 
travel. I still have tears but I know one day I will be able 
to see him again.
Chris, your girls are growing up so beautiful and smart. 
I know you are watching them and are so proud as they continue to progress
.







FAMILY   PRIDE





REMEMBERING CHRIS
Remember me in the Spring
when flowers bloom and the birds sing.
Remember me in my bunny suit
bringing you treats and making you giggle with delight.
Remember me in the summertime
on the beach where we loved to play.
Jet skiing, cooking out, and music...
all the fun that came our way.
Remember me as the sun sets over the horizon
and know I'm watching over you.
Remember me in the fall..Halloween is near
what crazy get up will I wear this year!
Remember me as a chill fills the air...
It's just me to let you know the next season is near.
Remember me at Christmas time
my favorite time of the year.
Decorating, good food and presents for all I hold dear.
Smile, sing songs and let the memories of me
be the fire that warms your heart.
BUT most of all...
Remember my love for you will always be near...
for I live within your hearts.



LOVE   YA   MOM




Everytime I hear songs played at your memorial I know you
are right there with me and even thought it makes me
want to cry at the same time I am comforted to know you
are there.
You will always be loved and greatly missed but I want to
thank you for all the memories you have left us with and
more than anything the 3 beautiful girls, Jesse, Shelby
and Kaylee















 "The Dash"

I read of a man who stood to speak, at the funeral of a friend. He referred to the dates
on this tombstone from beginning ….to the end.

He noted that the first came his date of birth and spoke the following with tears. But he said what mattered most of all, was the dash in between
those years.

For the dash represents, all the time he spent
alive on earth. And how only those who loved
him know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own; the cars,
the house, the cash, what matters most is how
we live and love and how we spend our dash…

So think about this long and hard. Are there
things you’d like to change?

For you never know how much time is left, that
can still be rearranged. If we could just slow
down enough, to consider what is true and real. And always try to understand, the way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger, and show
appreciation more, and love the people in our
lives like we’ve never loved before. If we treat each other with respect, and more often wear a smile… Remembering that this special dash
might only last a little while.

So, when your eulogy is being read, with your
life’s actions to rehash would you be proud of the things they say and how your spent your dash?

-Author Unknown-

Would you like to improve the way you are spending your dash?
 
A  GIFT  FROM  PHIL TREVIZO~

 (LIL  CHRIS  OLDEST  BROTHER ) 




Louisiana 2001


   

MY  ~  DASH



My Mom and Me



















Hey daddy, 

Despite what people say it DOESNT get easier with
 time, people grow stronger with time. I miss you so 
much and I know everyone else does too.
I know you would be so proud of us. 
Watch over all of us, and help us through everything. 

Shelby Caldwell (Daughter)



This was given to me and I'm not sure who wrote it, but I fell in
 love with it / Mom
 



When somebody dies, a cloud turns into an ANGEL and flies up to 
tell GOD to put another flower on a 

pillow.

A bird gives the
message 
 back to the world and sings a silent 
 
prayer that makes the rain cry.
People disappear, but they never really go away. The spirits up 
there
 put the sun to bed, wake up the grass and spin the earth in dizzy 
circles. Sometimes you can see them dancing in a cloud durning 
the daytime when they're supposed to be sleeping. They paint the 
rainbows 

and also the sunsets and make waves splash and tug at the tide. They toss 

shooting stars 
and listen to wishes. 
And when 
they sing wind songs, they whisper to us, 







"DON'T MISS ME TOO MUCH. 
THE VIEW IS NICE, AND I'M DOING JUST FINE.













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Family Tree
Tributes and Condolences
Remembering an Angel   / Mom
To those of you who visit this site and didn't know Chris, you missed knowing a great person. He was a loving son, dad, hard worker, funny and a good friend to many people. Chris came into my life when I was only 19 years old for 2 weeks. As a y...  Continue >>
long time   / Kaylee Caldwell (daughter)
So it bee a little over two years since I've gotten on the sight. And I hate that.. I just hit my two year in the Navy and found out I'm getting out.. I wish I had you here to help walk me through it and keep me calm with everything else that's been ...  Continue >>
To a Dear Friend   / Eric Budowsky (Friend)
There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of Chris and his beautiful daughters. As a Caterer, I worked with Chris the day before he left on his cruise. He was so radiant, so full of life, and all he could talk about was his engagement to Cry...  Continue >>
Letter to you   / Mom (mom)
Dearest Chris It just doesn't seem possible that you've been gone from us for 7 1/2 years now and here we are facing another Christmas without you. So much has happened in these past years. Your girls are more beautiful than ever but each struggles ...  Continue >>
Happy 44th Birthday   / Mom
Dear Chris It's been almost 7 years now since you were taken away from us. Today should have been a very happy day celebrating your birthday but instead my heart is so full of sadness. How do I go through this day for the 7th year without you? You w...  Continue >>
Mr. Marc Youngblood  / Marc Youngblood (Navy Buddy )    Read >>
remembering you both  / Mom     Read >>
thoughts / Jay Curry (none)    Read >>
March 9, 2010  / Rita (mom)    Read >>
... limit one candles..  / Kaylee Caldwell (daughter <3 )    Read >>
AS TIME GOES ON  / Rita Sittig (mom)    Read >>
Missin' the Man  / Ted Kosiek (Freind and DJ protoge' )    Read >>
WHERE DID THE TIME GO  / MOM (MOM)    Read >>
5 years  / Shelby (Daughter)    Read >>
5 long years  / Kaylee (daughter)    Read >>
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His legacy
OUR 3RD YEAR WITHOUT YOU  
EVERY MINUTE, EVERYDAY, EVERY WEEK, EVERY MONTH AND NOW EVERYYEAR THAT PASSES WITHOUT YOU HERE WITH US IS SHEER TORTURE. I KNOW YOU ARE IN A SAFE PLACE WATCHING OVER US BUT I WOULD GIVE MY OWN LIFE FOR JUST A CHANCE TO BE SURE YOU KNRE HOW MUCH YOU WERE AND STILL LOVED BY US ALL. THE 15TH WILL BE YOUR 40TH BIRTHDAY AND WE WILL ALL CELEBRATE IT DIFFERENTLY. GEORGE AND I WILL BE ON THE ROAD SOMPLACE BUT I WILL MAKE SURE TO STOP AND GET 40 BALLOONS TO SEND YOUR WAY. THE NEXT WEEK ON YOUR ANGEL DAY WE WILL BE STARTING A NEW JOB AND I PRAY I HAVE THE STRENGTH TO GET THRU IT WIHTOUT CRYING THE ENTIRE TIME. PLEASE BE CLOSE TO ME ESPECIALLY AT THIS TIME. MY HEART ACHES SO MUCH FOR YOU CHRIS AND I KNOW OTHERS MAY NOT BELIEVE THAT BUT THAT'S OK.
IF THERE COULD EVER BE A WAY TO BRING YOU HOME TO YOUR GIRLS AND TAKE YOUR PLACE I WOULD DO IT WITHOUT A SECOND THOUGHT. ALWAYS REMEMBER THE LOSS OF A CHILD CAN NEVER REPLACED AND YOUR HEART WILL ALWAYS HAVE A HOLE THAT WEEPS. I MISS YOU SO MUCH. I'LL ALWAYS BE YOUR MAMA. I LOVE YOU FOREVER
REMEMBERING CHRIS  
Remember me in the Spring
when flowers bloom and the birds sing.
Remember me in my bunny suit
bringing you treats and making you giggle with delight.
Remember me in the summertime
on the beach where we loved to play.
Jet skiing, cooking out, and music...
all the fun that came our way.
Remember me as the sun sets over the horizon
and know I'm watching over you.
Remember me in the fall..Halloween is near
what crazy get up will I wear this year!
Remember me as a chill fills the air...
It's just me to let you know the next season is near.
Remember me at Christmas time
my favorite time of the year.
Decorating, good food and presents for all I hold dear.
Smile, sing songs and let the memories of me
be the fire that warms your heart.
BUT most of all...
Remember my love for you will always be near...
for I live within your hearts.
 
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