Gonna miss you brother. I admired your Spirituality, Artistic Expression and Vibes. Just because you left us doesn't mean you will be forgotten. Your words are gonna live on through my music when applicable. Lots of Love.
Sorry to hear this young man was called to early for heaven above didn't know Chris very well but he was a great musician and played very well P.I.P. my you fly among the Angeles and know ur not in pain or suffering anymore always stay humble and kind you were an amazing young man
Chris was one of my favorite students. I always found it refreshing to speak with him about numerous topics both school and non-school related. He was a special person and he will be greatly missed. My sympathies to his family and friends and all the lives he touched.
Flying high on that psychedlicmaze in the sky..
I wish nothing but the best for you in heaven my friend
To your family I am so sorry for your loss he was a great man, father, friend
and so this is the end my beautiful friend <3
Chris was a very intelligent, warm and friendly young man. It was always a pleasure to see him at the Tram, where we both performed, occasionally together. He will truly be missed by his many many friends.
Chris was my first nephew. Only about 5 years separates us so that role was more like cousin, but his Dad was my oldest brother.
When Chris and I would chat ( thank you Facebook) it was always about music.
We both enjoyed some tours in the late 90's and once in a while I'd get a message with some metal band he couldn't wait to share with me.
During this tragic transition, I'll remember the mutual bonds of family, music, and the serenity of nature helping us all.
"Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life's search for love and wisdom."
My thoughts and prayers are with you. He will still be beating his drums from above.
To my brother I love you man going to miss u my friend. I will never forget u and remember the good times we spent together. U will be missed. To the family I am so sorry for ur loss. He is awesome man.
I am so sorry for your loss-my heart goes out to the entire Bowers family at this difficult time...
RIP Chris. Prayers to yoy and your family n friends
I send my condolences to the family of this man. My heart and healing energy goes out to you.
-A resident of Ilion
I never knew Chris personally but I watched perform on occasion at the Utica Brew's He always seem very happy doing what he loved.
Don, Emma and I are so sad to hear of the passing of Chris. Our deepest condolences go out to all of his friends and loved ones.
Sorry for your loss, thinking of you and your family. God bless.
Carolyn, Paul and family,
May you find strength in the love of family and in the warm embrace of fiends. We are thinking of you with deepest sympathy. Chris and the memories you shared will always be with you. I will keep Chris in my prayers.
I am so sorry for you loss,
To Carolyn and family: My deepest heartfelt condolences. Chris was truely a one of a kind soul that touched the lives of more people than can be counted. Chris will alway be surrounded by the very love,kindness and joyful energy that he put forth into this world. May the peace and the love of the Holy Spirit grace your days through these difficult times. You and Chris are in my thoughts and prayers.
My arms are around Carolyn, T#3, Kirk and Azore at this time of GREAT anguish and bewilderment. Strength and Guidance from our almighty God is prayed for you all each day. May each day be a step toward understanding, what none of us are privy to, in why God chooses to take from us to Him. I feel that Chris is at PEACE in the safety and comfort of the Angels of the Lord. May God shower you all with His blessings!
Carolyn and Paul and family - I am so sorry for your loss. I never met Chris, but from what I have read about him, he sounds like an amazing person. You are all in my prayers and Azure as well. God Bless.
Our hearts go out to you with this sad, sad news. We send you our deepest sympathies. Stay strong!
John and Sue (Bowers) Streiff and family
Chris was a soul that was one of a kind. The biggest heart I have ever seen and was willing to do anything for anyone. His son and his music was everything to him. He made a huge impact in my life and will always have a huge part of my heart and soul. The world has lost a legend and musician that will be lost throughout the entire community. The world will be a less bright without him but brighter as a whole just having him with us for the amount of time her was here. It is a sad day but I am glad to call him my friend.
Prayers of comfort and love at this time, May God hold you up and give you strength. Our deepest sympathy. Terry & Lisa
Chris is a wonderful human being who was always there for anyone who needed his help and guidance. I always admired his spirituality and strength in his recovery. He helped more people than he would ever know with his upbeat aditude and a role model for sobriety. He will truly be missed by many and I am only sorry that I will not be there to say my goodbyes and show support for his family.
I already miss the poems you would post on Facebook Daily. You were loved. I hope you knew that
Carolyn and family,
I'm so sorry to hear of Chris's passing. May God comfort you during this difficult time. Sending you all prayers, love, and peace.
Carolyn and family,
We are all so very sorry to hear of Chris's untimely passing. Please know that we are thinking of you, praying for you and sending our condolences.
Lisa And Jason Adamek
Daniel and Mackenzie
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