Thursday, January 19, 2023

Harlan Christopher Squier

Harlan Christopher Squier, 27, passed away on January 16, 2023. He was born on November 6, 1995 to Graham and Melissa Squier in Orlando, Florida.  Christopher, or Chris, as we called him, was always a big personality. He was born into this world in a matter of 35 minutes and never stopped his full speed. Chris was a wonderful child, 98th percentile the doctors would say as he grew. Then, school began and he carried his caring heart to the younger students, especially to the students who needed more. He was always achieving high scores and in the top of his classes. Chris danced competitively, he wrestled on his high school team, he played football and loved all the activity and connections these sports gave him. He couldn't be just a little personality, he was always a big personality, touching as many people as he could with his heart. High School was a challenge for Chris. On the outside he fit in, he looked good, he spoke well and was highly intelligent... but on the inside he was in pain. His addiction began and sadly took his life in the end. Chris went to Asheville, North Carolina and found recovery. Chris' "family" in Asheville meant the world to him, the 8 years he spent in Asheville helped him discover so much about himself. Chris was sober for almost 6 years, but around year 4 he started letting the addict start making choices for him. They were just small choices and they couldn't hurt. If you know addiction, give an inch and it takes a mile. He couldn't stop, it wouldn't let him. His addiction finally took his life, at 27-years-old, for which we are heartbroken, saddened, and shattered.

Christopher is survived by his mother and father Graham and Melissa Squier, his brother and sister in law, Ted and Betsy Coderman, his sister and brother in law, Brittany and Steve Trumbull, and his sister Abbie Squier. He has two nieces, Mae and Maliena and three nephews, Steven, Kane and Witin. He is also survived by his maternal grandmother (Nana), Vernice Andriotis, his paternal Great Aunt, Margaret Johnson and her children and grandchildren, his uncles, Pete Andriotis, Jon Andriotis, Greg Andriotis and his wife Wendy, Alan Squier and his Aunt Susanne Armentrout. He is also survived by his maternal 1st cousins, Pete IV, Gary, Tony, Anita, Gregory Michael and his wife Alisha, Lindsay and her husband Jon, Nicholas, Caroline, Camden and his fiance Hannah, Eric and his wife Anastasia, Jesse and his paternal 1st cousins, Eric and Haley and her husband Steve and second cousins.

A family viewing will take place at Dobbs Funeral Home 430 N Kirkman Rd, Orlando, Florida 32811, Monday evening, January 23rd, at 5:00 pm followed by an open viewing at 6:00 pm for those who cannot make the service on Tuesday.

Services will be provided by Dobbs Funeral Home and held at St. Andrew Catholic Church on 801 Hastings Street, Orlando, Fl 32808 on January 24th. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Catholic service begins at 11:00 a.m.

Come as you are, Chris wouldn't want it any other way. This has been very painful to write so we hope we haven't missed anyone. A memorial service for Chris will be held later in Asheville, date/time will be announced once finalized.

We have a zoom option for those that cannot attend. Link found here: Zoom meeting code: 895 3831 2323, Passcode: 123456 The zoom link is open from 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.



 

 

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Chris, we love you more than words can say and will forever miss the joy you brought to our family. Momma and dad

Anonymous said...

May Chris's memory live on forever and be protected in our hearts.

Anonymous said...

Chris, you have the most amazing soul and an energy that is beyond words. I’m so grateful I got to experience it and to know you, I only wish I could’ve known you longer. Thank you for everything. I love you. -Ralph ♡

The Finocchiaro Family said...

You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Art, Audrey, and Kyle

Sue Stickels said...

Melissa and Graham and Family, my heart is broken for all of you. Chris enriched every life he touched. His memory and legacy will go on forever through those he mentored and helped along the way. You and your Family will be in my prayers always. I am praying that you will have guidance, strength and peace through this horrendous loss. I love you both!! I am sending huge hugs to all of you.

The Patron Saint for Grief and Loss of a Child is, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.

May Chris rest in ever lasting peace.

Love you, Sue

Anonymous said...

Melissa and Graham, my heart breaks for the pain you both are suffering. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. đź’”