June 19, 2007

Chris Murtaugh

Tuesday, June 19 2007

To our friends & family,

Today my brother ("Uncle Chris") lost his 7+ month battle with neuroendocrine cancer.

We miss & love him deeply and cannot fathom how this could happen to someone so young.

Thanks to all of you for being in our lives; for being our family and friends. Without your kindness, friendship, support and assistance with our children, we would not have been able to spend so much time with Christopher during these final months.

Our very best to you all. Peace & love.

The Murtaugh Family
Tim, Adrienne, Timmy & Beckett


Jason said...

I had the opportunity to come to Chicago two weeks ago and spend a couple of days with Chris. It was a difficult trip for me as I saw first hand the horrendous battle that Chris was fighting.

I am fortunate that I was able to share some laughs with him during my visit as we reminisced over our college days and that his spirit was lifted even for a short while just by virtue of being able to spend some time with an old friend.

I am very glad that I was able to share time with Chris during his final days and I know that he is looking down with a lot of love and promise for the rest of us that go on being better people for having known him.

Nothing I can say will take the pain away for me, his family or his friends regarding our loss. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone who is grieving at this moment especially everyone in Murtaugh family.

God Bless!!!

Jason Price

kristin gegen said...

Hello everyone - I have been following the news of Chris' fight and can't find the words to express how sorry I am. I wish I had a magic wand that I could just waive...

I am very jealous that I didn't get the chance to know Chris as well as you all did, but with all the great stories you have shared, I'm grateful to know him now a little better than I did in college.

Thank you for letting me into this world even though, like Chris' time here, it seemed much too short.

Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers and remember how fortunate you are to have each other to lean on.

My heart goes out to you all,
Kristin Gegen

Christopher's Mom said...

Dear Friends of Chris ~ This is my first time writing a blog so please bare with me. It has been over 2 months now since Christopher died and it is still very difficult to get thru the day without some tears. I have read and enjoyed your thoughts and rememberances of Chris and I felt it was about time I wrote to all of you to tell you how much the Murtaugh family appreciates all your comments and pictures. Please feel free to call 773 262-2885 or write 2700 W. Morse Av., Chicago, IL 60645 or post more messages on the blog. It is so nice to hear from Christopher's friends and now we must keep Christopher alive in our hearts. Love to all, Christopher's Mom

J. Glynn said...

I'll always remember Chris and our young lives as inhabitants of a crazy block of kids on Morse. Chase, softball, football, tag, bikes, big wheels, block parties, fire hydrants, the fire at the Chinese Resturant near Sun Drugs, etc. Chris was younger by a few years than most of the crew but always running with Tim. Playing softball at Washtenaw and Morse -- each base was a sewer. Climbing the McDonoughs tree in the fall. Mr. Murtaugh would come out at 6:30 and call Tim and Chris in for the Muppets Show. Other nights Mr. M's deep voice would shout for "Honsa!" or "Timothy!" Chris was quality. A friend. Someone you could tell something sensitive without having to worry that he'd betray your confidence. Which is something incredibly rare andn valuable to a young persone .. I'll remember Chris for his wit and his integrity and his character. I know you're proud of the son you raised. I was proud to know him.