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We were shocked to hear of Chris' death. Southwestern College allows retirees to audit one class a semester and it was my good fortune to sign up for Chris' class. It only took one lecture to see his passion and skill for teaching. We all enjoyed his quick wit and self-effacing humor. It was no surprise that the student body chose him as "favorite prof". We appreciated getting to know Delilah and Jay. We were saddened when they moved to Virginia and I still think of Chris every time I drive by what was their home here.


Posted by: Larry Hahn - Winfield, KS - friend   Dec 02, 2016

I am deeply saddened to learn, especially so belatedly, of Chris' death. We were colleagues at Southwestern College in Kansas, back toward the beginning of his and Delilah's teaching career. He was a joy to work with. He patiently listened to my philosophical ramblings (as did Delilah!) and willingly dreamed with me to think about how we could make a great experience for our students. Students absolutely loved him. To Jay and Delilah, my deepest condolences and prayers for courage and strength.


Posted by: Stephen Rankin - Dallas, TX   Nov 07, 2016

I knew Chris during his sojounr at Virginia State University.He was my friend, colleague, and brother. May God rest his soul in peace


Posted by: Paul Alkebulan - El Sobrante, CA   Oct 25, 2016

Chris was a dear, dear friend. I am devastated. So much devotion to truth and goodness and justice, so much loyalty to friends and family, so much beauty in athletics and music. I miss him deeply.


Posted by: A friend   Oct 24, 2016

I couldn't say enough about Chris's sense of justice, loyalty to friends and family, humor, musical sensitivity, courage, love, joy in sports, devotion to philosophical contemplation... RIP, beautiful soul.


Posted by: Kevin Dyck - Lawrence   Oct 24, 2016

He was one of my favorites. He will forever live in my heart. His laugh, smile, love of baseball, love for Jennings, love of environment,love of philosophy and his genuine care for his students. I can still recall our Mill, Kant, Chomsky, and Rousseau conversations. He definitely left the world better than he found it. I have looked at his picture everyday since finding out about this tragedy. I miss him.


Posted by: David Young - Ann Arbor, MI   Oct 23, 2016

Chris was a quiet, fun-loving person. He was precious and dearly loved and will be greatly missed. He had an impish smile. Love, aunt Marilyn


Posted by: marilyn bell - larned, KS   Oct 20, 2016