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Chris Carducci:


April 21, 2016

10 yrs have passed since your mother had her heart broken into a million pieces. Your dad lost his first born son and a bit of himself as well. The healing has come slowly but it will never be quite the same. You are not forgotten and never will be.


April 20, 2016

Thinking of you today especially.


April 19, 2016

Ten years. Ten years since your nightly phone calls at 2am while you were in drive-thru at Taco Bell. Ten years since I heard your Stewie impersonation. Ten years without stories of you being chased by wild dogs, or your sudden need for new undergarments. I don't know who misses you more, me or the stores that sold you new Playstation controllers every two weeks or so.


April 19, 2016

Ten years have passed, friend. Feels like yesterday. I think of you often and miss you guys! Know that you are loved.

Rainelle Carducci

April 18, 2016

April 18, 2016. You are now 38 years old. Ten years have passed since we last saw you. The pain is ever so fresh... IU's Jacobs School of Music is honoring all 5 of you with the Beethoven 9th again. The 1st time was just after the accident when all 5 of you made the stationary chandeliers sway. I truly hope to see that this year. I do know you'll be with us in spirit. I love you Christy. Miss you so. (You would so love Atticus)

Rainelle Carducci

April 18, 2015

You are 37 years old today, though to the world, you will forever be 28. Forever 28 and 2 days... I will miss you and love you always and forever. Always my baby you'll be.

Rainelle Carducci

February 16, 2015

Well, my darling boy, you are now an uncle. Uncle Chris...we'll never hear those words. I know you have been here in spirit to be with and visit David's son, Atticus Bates. Your sign was so profound when I saw it. While getting water to water the plants after our 3 week trip to David's in LA, I was astounded to see my Christmas Cactus, that has not bloomed since Christmas 2007, in full bud with over a dozen flower buds. Many are now in full bloom. It had not bloomed for many years but at Christmas 2006 it had one blossom. Again in April 2007 at your birthday time, it had again 1 blossom. Then at Christmas 2007 it bloomed again with 2 blossoms. I know in my heart that you have filled this plant with beautiful blossoms to let us know how happy you are for Atticus' arrival and to ease my heart that you will be his Guardian Angel and be with him always. My heart is full...

Rainelle Carducci

July 16, 2014

I realize you already know from your vantage point above us, but I have the need to write to you. Putting things in writing for me is like having a conversation with you. David and Hope are having a baby in February! While I feel much joy in this news, my heart aches because you won't be here in the flesh to share this wonderful event. I know you will be the best uncle in the history of mankind. When I wrote that on your fb page, so many of your family and friends shared their feelings about this. Greg wrote the most wonderful tribute to you about the things you would have done for this much loved child. I laughed and cried at the same time reading about the kinds of things you would do with and for our first grandchild. Please keep watch over Hope, David and the baby...I know you already are. I love and miss you more than you know. My precious first born...

Joe C

May 10, 2014

I bought the house Chris grew-up in. Although I never met him I think of him often. My wife and I try to fill this home with as much love and happiness for our two boys as Chris' parents and we hope that we can come close to doing as good a job as they did. Thank you for posting his music, I'm sure it felt good for the old walls to hear his voice again.


April 17, 2014

As your 36th birthday approaches tomorrow, I need to tell you how very much your family misses you. When the calendar turns to April, it becomes so much harder to breathe. Remembering consumes the mind and continues to break the heart. We love you so and long for what can never be in this world. Know that you are much loved.

Brent U

February 22, 2014

I lived right down the hall from Chris in my early days at BGSU. He was always singing, cracking jokes, and always just a happy guy. I remember when he found out I was Italian that he had to school me on Italian singers, but I always enjoyed it. I'll never forget the first time I heard that voice singing in my doorway, it was louder than life. I'm glad I found this page, it honors an exceptional man and someone I was glad to have known.


December 6, 2013

Just yelled "Cheer the falcons" just like you did at the end of chorus rehearsal. Go BG! MAC Championship Game, miss ya. Also, this page is seriously selling short how funny you were, no seriously. (crickets)


April 18, 2013

Happy Birthday


April 17, 2013

Happy birthday buddy. I was just bragging about you a minute ago. Still think about you every day. Miss you as always.


April 8, 2013

Missing you, friend.


December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas my son. Miss you more and more each year. We did all the traditonal Italian things, but it is like just going through the motions. Miss you so very much.


June 22, 2012

Your brother, David, is getting married tomorrow. Hope is lovely and I want them to be happy forever!! You are supposed to be here... Maybe I will hear a cardinal or a cricket which would be most awesome!! I love you and miss you so. I do feel your presence as we all go on with this life. I love you honey.

Robyn Bangerter....j.trees

March 3, 2012

Although we never met I already know you were amazing just by talking with your mom. She is a wonderful lady and I imagine it was nearly a perfect childhood growing up with her as your mom. She told me about you today and told me to listen to you sing...I did..BEAUTIFUL!! I am a fan! I pray for God to give your family peace...I know Heaven is hearing beautiful music..

Tiara Lusk

December 12, 2011

How can I get access to full recordings of Chris singing, especially his performance of Dona Nobis Pacem by Ralph Vaughn Williams. It's the most beautiful version of this song I have ever heard.

Rainelle Carducci

November 24, 2011

Missing you NEVER ceases. I know you already know about David and Hope getting married July 14. I so want you there, thoughyou will be I know. I can only imagine the toast...priceless! Happy Thanksgiving honey. Love you so.

Sue & Micheal P-West

November 10, 2011

We never had the Pleasure of meeting you Chris, but you live in the Hearts of many !! God Bless..
`Forever Young'..........

Ben Eley

October 21, 2011

Thinking of Chris today and the music we made together in grad school. What a wonderful singer and fun guy. Blessings to the Carducci family.

Jason Lommerse

June 21, 2011

It's pretty sad that a wonderful site memorializing such a great person has been reduced to to spam postings. Chris would actually probably find it pretty funny. Hopefully someone with some admin rights can clean it up a bit.

Greg Hudkins

April 26, 2011

Thanking you for the impression you left on me and others. Think about you often. I have a leadership committee here at EK for football and use your examples of teamwork, leadership, loyalty, and dedication quite often. Thanks for the being the ultimate role model in those areas...God bless your family.


April 21, 2011

I can't believe it's been 5 years yesterday. Every year I think about playing for your senior recital. I was in grad school in Colorado, and you called me up and said, "I need a cellist for my senior recital." I said," OK, I'm sure there are several at B.G. that could play." You said, "yeah, but I want the best." You bought me a plane ticket, and flew me back to Ohio to play. I was so moved and honored that you believed in me that way. I still play the recording and think about what a wonderful collaboration that was. I miss you, and wish we could make music together again.

J Cohorn

April 20, 2011

I cannot believe it has been 5 years...I think of you often. Miss you buddy.


April 20, 2011

Always in our hearts and minds, not just on this day. Thoughts and prayers as always for the Carducci family.

Kristen B.

December 1, 2010

I miss you. Would be a great night to call you and share a long distance cocktail while we catch up and laugh about tiny pants. love you.

Billy G.

October 9, 2010

I was teaching my students all about Mozart last week and explaining opera to 5th graders. I couldn't help but think of you. Not only because you loved Mozart and opera so much, but because part of the lesson was how Mozart died way too young. Its a shame when the brightest leave us too early. We still miss you Chris.

Juliane Sharp

June 11, 2010

Missing you, my friend. Was listening to the 2nd Act Trio from Don Giovanni and was thinking that I would have loved to have had the opportunity to have sung it with you. What an amazing talent and, more importantly, what an awesome friend you were to so many!

Rory Toth

April 29, 2010

I was going through old Men's BGSU Men's Chorus pics and barbershop photos. Chris was a great guy, great friend and rock solid bass in our quartet in college. Its hard to believe he is gone but I know he is in an even better place singing his music. He will be missed.

Greg B

April 26, 2010

It's harder in some ways as time goes by. More than ever it seems like your life is on pause while mine keeps going. It feels like we're leaving you behind. I look in the mirror and see the lines growing on my face my hair has some grey in it and all the while your face stays the same, forever unchanging. I am amazed at the power of modern technology, at this website and the community of those who knew you and still remember you. It seems odd that my thoughts should feel more real once I type them here and post them for the world to see, but they do. It's April 27th and I was going to write on your birthday so that your mom would know that I'd remembered. I didn't forget but maybe I was avoiding posting something because I was avoiding the emotions that surface when I write to you. I feel better now.

Georgia "Sparks" Gipson

April 21, 2010

Coach Carducci -

It has been many years-please forgive my delayed response as I learned of your heart break not too long ago. The thought alone breaks my heart as well.
While, I did not know Chris as a young man. I did babysit for the Carducci family on occasion back when his boys were toddlers and I was a student at Monroe High (79). The Carducci family opened their hearts and shared their love with many. I will forever be great full for the love, kindness, and support the Carducci family gave me as a young girl. I am certain Chris lived the generous loving life in which he was raised.
God Bless-
Georgia Sparks Gipson

Heather Traxler

April 20, 2010

Wow. . . I remember this day all to well. I was pregnant with Andrew and had to go and tell Ty the news. Today I had to explain to Andrew why mommy was crying. That was equally as hard. Miss you soooo much but I know that you are looking down on us each and every day. Love you.

Kristi Woelmer Langenderfer

April 20, 2010

Missing you Chris! You always made me laugh...a lot. Many good memories that I am so glad we shared.

Cousin Shelly

April 20, 2010

Thinking of my family today, and how hard it still must be. We all love you and thank you for allowing us to know you wonderful son Christy.

"The one they call Lommerse"

April 20, 2010

Hey, it's what you'd call out when you saw me. I guess it was a little long to catch on as a nickname... With the rest of the people who's lives you touched, I'm remembering you today more than the rest.

Heather Hasley Cimino

April 20, 2010

Thinking of you today Chris. Remembering when we used to go rollerblading together. You had the BEST sense of humor. You always made me laugh. It's like it was yesterday....

Sara Tyner Mehki

April 20, 2010

Miss you big brother #2! xoxox


April 20, 2010

Remembering the good times, laughs, and sweet sounds. Thoughts, prayers, and lots of love.


April 20, 2010

Another year goes by.... Wow I miss you brother. This year has been harder for me than the last couple for some reason. The pics and videos on facebook are definitely helping me smile today. It is good to see your face again and hear your voice. Thanks to everybody who has contributed, and to Noah for giving us all a place to remember our dear friend.

Aunt Rolene

April 20, 2010

Just saw some pictures of your smiling face on facebook this morning. Thanks to all who posted them. Sure do miss you. You were and are loved by so many. Miss you.


April 20, 2010

Missing you today. Well, missing you everyday, but today especially. I was thinking how strange it is that it's been 4 years. It seems like it was only yesterday and at the same time it seems like a lifetime ago.


April 9, 2010

We are going to see Don Giovanni next week at the Detroit Opera House. I miss you, Chris.

Megan Distasio

April 9, 2010

I am in the orchestra at the University of Southern Mississippi. We performed Edwin Penhorwood's American Requiem and I must say I am honored. The Movement he wrote for Chris and his friends was just beautiful!

Karrie Smith

March 12, 2010

I was searching for him on facebook.....even though it's been years, i can hear him singing "make 'em laugh" outside the dorm....

Karrie Smith

March 12, 2010

I cannot believe this! I was searching for Chris b/c he was a long lost friend from BG.....I am so sad....


March 2, 2010

Billy Joel sang "Only the Good Die Young" today on my ipod and I thought of you. If only the good die young, what does that make the rest of us? Old and bad, I guess! Remember when freshman year you would be wearing your Monroe FB jersey, and also be blaring Mozart in your room so loud everyone could hear it as they were walking back from class? Or how you would move the tree and hide behind it in the sundial.... geesh you were one funny guy. Miss you.


February 24, 2010

We miss you Chris.

Katie L.

December 31, 2009

Hey Chris - I'm just remembering tonight :) Happy New Year up there!!! xxx, Your Dora Always

Antonio Innaimo

December 7, 2009

Just thinkin of you bro. Good to see the site.
God bless your family.

Rachel Gerweck Sandekian

October 7, 2009

I was looking through a box of old photos from high school and came across a picture of you and I from Madrigal Dinner in 1994. There were so many good memories in that box. From Freedom Singers- our 4 way solo on Java Jive, Concert Choir and Generations trips to Washington, D.C. and Chicago, and Gypsy in our senior year. We were friends through music and your presence is in many of my fondest memories from high school. I am honored to say that I knew you and called you a friend. I listened to your recordings here, and they brought tears to my eyes and a smile to my heart. I am saddened to think that I will never be able to hear you sing on stage again. You are surely missed by everyone who knew you. If your parents or brother read this, my thoughts and prayers continue to be with you.
Love, Rachel

Leta Frolli

September 2, 2009

Hay Cuz,
So I am in this music class at Sonoma State this year and I am learning about Yiddish Broadways and such!! We have been listening to Opera in class and I couldn't help but think of you! I miss your amazing voice and the joy that you always brought to me when we would get to see each other! Im so glade though that I got to listen to you sing though! You are such an amazing guy! I love you cuz and miss you with all my heart! I know you are watchin down on us all and I will be thinking about you alot as I study the many amazing things about Broadway and listen to Opera!!! I love and miss you dearly!!
Love Leta

Jeff Wisniewski

July 14, 2009

I will be singing 6 Songs from a Shropshire Lad by George Butterwoth this Satursday at the Ann Arbor Art Song Fest at noon. I dedicate my performance to you and Robert: two "lads that have died in their glory and never grow old."

I can still remember you singing these songs. God Bless.


July 9, 2009

I sang with Chris at the Carmel Bach Festival. The first two years there I didn't have much time to be very social because I had my daughter with me who was a baby. However, my last year at Carmel I knew I would have more time for making friends and Chris was at the top of my list. He exuded a love for life, and seemed to always keep the bass section laughing. That's how I remember him - the guy who kept everyone laughing.

Adam Poch

April 24, 2009

Hey Chris, for some reason I thought of you today. We knew each other ever since 5th grade, and while we never really ran in the same circles, I always considered you a friend. That's just the kind of person you were...friendly to everyone and one of the nicest people I can remember. I'm sure you're up there singing with the angels now. We'll meet again one day.

Juliane Gorretta-Sharp

April 22, 2009

Another birthday without you...
A toast to you (a little late this year I know but when have I ever been punctual), my friend, as usual on our birthdays.


April 18, 2009

Well it was three years ago today that I spoke with you last. Sure doesn't seem like it, time is flying by and so many things have happened. However it still just feels like yesterday that we talked. I'm so glad my alarm was set that day to call you and wish you the best. Had I been my normal 3 or so days late I would have never been able to get in that last chat. I miss you so very much my dear friend. Happy birthday Ducc.

Travis Shepherd

April 14, 2009


I was just listening to Chris from my senior recital. He sang I'm Old Fashioned and All of Me and it was certainly a crowd pleaser. He was sure talented, and I am glad to have known him and been his friend. We had good times hanging out and rooming together at BGSU. I remember most that he encouraged me to read bible and see for myself. Once he said that he was convinced there was a God just by the beauty of Mozart's music. Praise the Lord for his faith!



February 23, 2009

Hey Chris, I've been thinking about you tons... I hope you are happy :) Miss you. xoxo
Your Dorabella


February 19, 2009

Hey Ducc, you've been in my thoughts a lot lately. I hope some day soon you'll drop in on a dream to say whats up. Its always nice to see you when you do. I hope you will keep a watch over my little man. Who could possibly be a better guardian angel than his uncle Chris. Wish you were here to meet him. I can only pray that he ends up with as good of a best friend as you were to me. I miss you dearly brother. Wish you were here.

Lisa Carducci

January 5, 2009

I didn't know Chris personally however I saw pictures of him growing up at my Grandma Lucy's house in Conneaut Ohio. I stumbled upon this website and was so touched by the AMAZING voice Chris was blessed with. So sorry to the rest of the family for your loss. God Bless you all!


December 28, 2008

I want to let you how how much I still miss you and think about you. I think about you every time I hit the links. The Pasquale summer was one of the best summers I had in Bloomington--thank you for taking this old guy along for the ride.

I miss you

Leta Frolli

October 23, 2008

Hay Cuz!!!! I was thinking about you to day and it made me put in the cd of you that your mother gave me. I miss you so much but I know you are looking down on us all. I really miss you but I know that God has a reson for everything. Chris you are one of the insperations in my life and I love you for that!! and ok I love you to because you are my cuz!! I always have looked up to you and you will always be in my heart. I miss and Love you!!

Love Leta

July 29, 2008

I never got to really express how much I looked up to. I would call you a friend...and I just can't believe that I never took the time to get to know you better. For some reason you popped into my head today. I know you're doing well in heaven!
Peace and love.

David Ziegler

July 20, 2008

Dear Chris,

I'm not sure why, but I thought of you tonight and was so happy to find this site still alive and well. Again, as it did just over two years ago, Libera Me brought tears to my eyes. I've never heard such a beautiful sound. Knowing that it came from such a wonderful, humble, cheerful soul, the piece became something utterly indescribable. I remain moved beyond words.

Thank you for contributing so much in such a short time. You truly have left a mark on all of us. And while I am glad that I am still able to hear your amazing voice, I will always wish I had the chance to see and talk to the man that became of my high school friend. At least I know we'll get reacquainted face-to-face one of these days.

Your friend,


June 11, 2008

Heya Chris...hard to believe it's been 2 years. You and Matt were the terrible twosome in school, but we always had good times. As I flipped through a photo album, looking for a specific picture on the night that the Red wings won the Stanley Cup, I found one of you in your red wings jersey in 9th grade in the jr high cafeteria. I believe that you are living your dream, just not where the rest of us can see it. Love and miss ya

Class of 96

Jason Cohorn

May 2, 2008

I just dusted off the Summer Tour '97 many memories. I miss you buddy.


April 26, 2008

I was thinking about you today. What an Angel you must be.

Greg Brookes

April 19, 2008

Hey Chris, I'm listening to the Dona Nobis Pacem. You did such an amazing job with that piece. I miss you.

Alice Murphy

April 3, 2008

The Carducci Family:

My thoughts are with you this April. Time has not made it any easier. At least you have the CDs to listen to, reflect, and remember. To quote a posting by a friend on my daughter's myspace: "I can't remember what it's like not to not think of you." God Bless.


February 20, 2008

Hey Ducc,

I was looking back through some yearbooks today and had a good laugh at the comments you left. Brought a smile to my face and a tear to my eye all at once. I miss you bro.

Papa "T"

February 14, 2008

Hey Chris,

Hapy Valentine's Day.

Papa "T"


January 29, 2008

Just thinking of you....


January 10, 2008

Love and miss y0u man.


January 1, 2008

Hey Chris... I had to write to you after recent events with Georgina's parents being in ANOTHER plane crash two days ago! I absolutely cannot believe it. This world is sometimes tragically and sickeningly ironic. Anyway, it's now 2008 and I still think about you tons. I hope you are happy and I miss you lots. Happy New Year, mio Guglielmo!


December 30, 2007

I never got to hear Chris sing the Lord's Prayer. If anyone has a copy, please let me know. God Bless You, Uncle Ralph, Aunt Rainelle and David!

December 26, 2007

I miss you. I miss you very much. I wish I can phone you in heaven. That would just make my day. Merry Christmas.


December 26, 2007

Merry Christmas and happy New Year my dear friend. And to all who visit this site.

Sara Tyner

October 12, 2007

Hey Chris,
Well I figured I would make a visit as well, Matt and dad did and I felt bad. I realized that I hadn't been to this page yet. I just wanted to say that I miss you very much as well. Your random visits to the Tyner house were great. I always appreciated your "other older brother" advice! You and Matt had a nack for looking out for me and that meant the world to me. Your death has affected me much more than I had thought it would. I think about you often and every time I go past the cemetary. I see you in dreams sometimes, but always as a face in the croud, like you're still lookin out for me in a weird way. I'm glad I had you in my life. Just know that you were loved deeply by many people and you are sadly missed. Entertain those angels! Love you!

Papa "T"

October 5, 2007

Hi Chris,

I'm sitting hear listening to your beautiful singing with a heavy heart and eyes full of tears. How we all miss you.

Papa "T"


August 16, 2007

I stumbled upon your page while google-ing a mutual collegue, and what a wonderful outpouring of love it is. While I only really knew of you at IU, and I know the impact you had on the lives of those you were close to. You have changed the lives of so many, and eventhough we never officially met, my prayers have been with you.
As a fellow Ohio-ian who grew up not far from BGSU, I send my love and best for both you, your family, and the others. For Robert, please give him a well deserved thanks from me for the Sparafucille he sang with me while still at IU. He did it out of the goodness of his heart, and I never will forget it. I was never able to thank him personally, as I moved shortly after. I regret that very much.

Peace, love, and prayers for a blessed eternity...friend.



July 23, 2007

Hey Ducc,

I have no idea why it has taken me this long to leave a message here, but tonight I just had some really random things happen to me that brought you into my thoughts. Or maybe I just wanted to say whats up in some other way than talking to that little spot of grass ( or lack there of ) off of Monroe Street. Anyhow, you've been popping into my dreams quite often lately, and its surely nice to see you're face again. I recently saw brother Dave perform up town and damn that kid is good! I love his material on the new CD. I guess I'm just rambling on here but I wanted to leave a submission in this book for a few reasons. One, to say I miss the hell outta you and all the good times we shared throughout our youth. Two, to state how proud I was of you and all you had accomplished while you were here. And three, to thank god that I had you as my best friend for better than half of my life. I miss you greatly and I pray every night that I will some day be able to crack immature and most likely inappropriate jokes with you again. I miss you greatly Brother,


Rosita Bergström

July 11, 2007

Dear Carducci family,
I don't know if you remember me. I was an exchange student at Monroe High 95/96. Chris and I went to the Winterfest ball together. Today I was thinking that I wonder what Chris is doing now. I was thinking that I will probably find his name on the internet. He is probably famous now. And I found this page. I am so sorry to hear this... I just can't understand this has happnd. I send you all my love from Sweden. You are in my thoughts.

Rachel Lamb

July 10, 2007

Today I am driving on a tour bus from San Francisco to Portland. As I looked out the window I saw rays from the sun streaming down through big white clouds, the kinds of rays that make you believe there must be a God up there... after all, how else could there be such beauty? In the background I heard one of the guys on my bus playing the acoustic guitar softly, which reminded me of Chris' brother Dave... and I started asking why, if there is a God, did he take Chris... and the answers aren't coming to me just like they are not coming to many of those affected by the loss of Chris...

Jeff Leinen

June 4, 2007

To the Carducci Family-
My wife Rebecca and I recently received a thank you note from you for our expression of sympathy and kindness and we have only to say thank you. Thank you for raising such a great human being. Thank you for encouraging Chris to go into music where he has touched so many lives. His sense of humor and smile will always be a bright spot in our memory. His voice will always ring in our ears. His untimely death will never be forgotten. My wife and I were in Cincinnati for our wedding shower the day that we learned about the accident. We were dumbfounded. We had invited Chris and Robert to our shower and wedding and so looked forward to having them celebrate with us. It was as if we were suddenly breathing in slow motion, and could not think clearly. How could this be? We had a tough time accepting what we experiencing and lived the next few days in a numbing denial of what had been taken from us. We loved Chris and Robert as so many people did. When the time came to attend the memorials, we were no closer to being ready to face the reality of what had happened. We did not get to any of the memorials. Getting on a plane would bring the reality of their deaths even closer. Instead, we kept updated via the phone and email and inquired about setting up permanent memorial scholarships at BGSU. That was something that we could stomach since it still kept the reality of their deaths at a distance. It has been over a year now since Chris and Robert and the others left those of us who knew and loved them. I don't know if this is why Chris was again in my dream the other night. I think he is trying to get as much stage time in my sleep as Robert has been getting. My wife and I both continue to see them in our dreams, often not saying a word, yet, sometimes, they do speak. I keep hoping that one night, I will be able to converse with them and find out more to try to understand why they are no longer here. Until then, my wife and I will keep their legacy alive in our hearts and at our Alma Mater through their memorial scholaship at BGSU. We loved them both, miss them both, and hope they continue to visit us even if just in dreams.

Miss you Christy Carducci and Robert Samels.
Jeff and Becky

Rolene West

April 29, 2007

Chris you are so truly missed by all of us. I went to a wedding last Sunday and a man sang The Lords Prayer and I started to cry. He did okay but he was no Chris Carducci. The chills down the spine just weren't there. No one sings it better than you.
Your stone at your resting place is just wonderful. Hope everyone has a chance to see it. You would love what your Mom, Dad, and Dave arranged. What a tribute to such a great man and nephew.
Your memories are such great ones.I still ask WHY!!!! I know your voice in heaven is perfect as it was here on earth. Lucky them!!!
We all miss you and will see you again someday.
Love you Aunt Rolene

Juliane Gorretta

April 22, 2007

Just as I have done every year (it's been 10 years now) since we met, I toasted our birthdays yesterday. I miss you...

-Your Bootie


April 20, 2007

I spent the entire day today on the golf course thinking about the BG days. Memories of the trips to downtown, time at the office, and golfing at Creason were all chuckled at today. Not a day goes by that I don't have a random memory of you pop in my head. Just last night a cricket chirped. Man that used to annoy the hell out of me.... Now I miss it terribly.
Love you man,

Eileen Bora

April 20, 2007

Chris, I was just thinking about the many times we have spent laughing, drinking, and well singing. Hope you are still enjoying yourself, if not more than when you were with us. You will always remain in my heart as someone with amazing talents in music and in life. Thanks for your constant support, cheers my friend and happy belated birthday!

Jann Graham Glann

April 20, 2007

Special thoughts and prayers for the Carducci family and for all the MANY friends of Chris!
We continue to celebrate his wonderful gifts and talents and are sure the heavens sing more glorious each day!
our love
the glanns - all

rachel lamb

April 20, 2007

you are missed more than i think you'd have ever expected- and not just because you were the cutest straight metrosexual around! i did not know you as well as i'd have liked, but you were a light i definitely enjoyed basking in. in this past year, there has been alot of grief, but i think there has been alot more happiness and appreciation for the life you had and shared with all of us. your family is stronger than i think they even knew they could be, and i believe they'll carry you in their hearts closely forever. your brother has become the man we all knew he'd be, and even more- you would be proud at how far he's come in his music and life! i will keep an eye on him and put a pounding on him as i know you would when he gets out of line :) here's to you, my friend- cheers

Billy Giacomelli

April 20, 2007


I'll never forget what I was doing when I first heard the news about you and Robert a year ago. You are very missed and I still think about about all the good times we had in Bowling Green.

Billy G.

Katie Leemhuis

April 19, 2007

Dearest Chris,

Well, tomorrow will mark one year. You don't even know how many tears will be shed and how many prayers will be sent your way. You are and always will be missed... God bless you, and I hope you are still singing, my friend. (And, it's STILL unfair, to this day).

Love you,

Greg Brookes

April 18, 2007

Chris, today's your birthday and I didn't want it to go by with out celebrating in some way. I went to the Beethoven Missa Solemnis tonight in the MAC and it reminded me of last year's performance of the 9th. I'm sure if you'd still been here at IU and not in Oregon you would have been in the choir if not singing the solo. I know you'd be at the Horse drinking a beer by now so I think that's where I'm going to go shortly. Cheers. Happy Birthday. I miss you.

Brian Brodie

April 18, 2007

I can't bleve it has been an entire year. You, Dave, and your parents always treated me like family. I remember how you would take pleasure in calling me Scrodie. You really got a kick out of that. I think about that now and all the other great memories I am fortunate enough to have of you. Oh, how much I miss you Chris. God bless your family.

Roger Henry

April 17, 2007

To the Carducci Family:
I am so sorry for your loss. I have been dreading this horrible anniversary, and now it is upon us. Chris was my friend, and I feel the loss of him still.
In January 2005 I lost my mother, and in the weeks after I returned to school I was often overcome with grief. One day when I was struggling with my grief, Chris came over, put his arm around my shoulder and gave me a reassuring hug: no words, just the hug.
And it was such a comfort.

Mark Lewis

April 17, 2007

Dear Carducci Family,

My name is Mark Lewis. I student taught under John Tyner at Monroe HS when Chris was a Senior. I think David was a Sophomore. I can't tell you how sorry I am for your loss. Chris was such talented young man. By the looks of this website, his resume, and impressive credentials, I can see the he was living up to his vast potential.

I have fond memories of Chris. I know he is sorely missed.

Mark Lewis


April 15, 2007

I was always amazed by your talent, but I was more amazed by how you could command a room. You were a star on stage and at every party. We all miss you Chris. You'd be surprised how many times you are the topic of conversation. Everyone has a Chris story, and it's usually the best story any of us have.

Deine Pamina (vera)

April 12, 2007

Dear Chris,
We're approaching one year, and I am still expecting you to walk around the corner at any moment. Your memory is so vivid, that it seems like you are still alive. You should know that I still think about you all the time, visit your website all the time, and look at old pictures, wishing I had taken more. I think your family should know that you are remembered every day here in Bloomington. People are always talking about you and telling stories. Remember our first encounter? It was after a dress rehearsal for Merry Widow, and a few of went out to celebrate as it was my birthday. I didn't know you very well yet, but you sat down with a bunch of us at the table, and started smoking... I looked up, and said to you "Umm, I just finished a dress rehearsal, would you mind moving to a different table?"
You looked at me, completely irritated, and said, "Are you serious?"
I looked back at you and said, "Yeah, I don't like smoke"

So you got up and left the table... I know that story isn't particularly pleasant, but I still love it. You were so stubborn, I was so stubborn, and what eventually turned into a great friendship started out as two people wanting to kick each other's butts.

I also remember being onstage with you in Cosi, having to simply hug each other for about 5 minutes while the chorus sang. We would stand there together, while performing, and have conversations about our days, how school was going, the audition season, the whole time asking when the scene would end and why the damn chorus was so long.

Thanks for the memories, Christy.
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