Monday, June 13, 2011

Seattle Chris Memorial, 6-19-11

A secular Chris memorial at the Elysian on Sunday, June 19. Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Pennsylvania Memorial Service

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Christopher Evan Cavanaugh 
Saturday, May 21, at 11 a.m.
Christ United Presbyterian Church
105 Lee Park Avenue, Hanover Twp., Pa.

Full write-up here.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Memorial Fund

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may...

Lots of people have been asking about donations for Chris's family and memory. Tracy (the sister) has already posted this to FB, and I, Jerry (the brother) am posting it here just so it's out there.

Funds have been/will be used for Chris's post-mortem expenses and also for specific charities, includng blood donation and leukemia/lymphoma, to be named later. Oh, we are also going to have a kick-ass party.

If you are so inclined and you want to send a check please do so to:

Chris Cavanaugh Memorial Fund / Tracy Downey
519 Ridge Ave
Pottsville, PA 17901


Sunday, May 8, 2011

Stop all the clocks...

Just another superfine day on the Hill.
On April 20, 2011, we lost a dear friend, brother, and beautifully bent bon vivant, Christopher Evan Cavanaugh, following a two-year struggle with acute lymphocytic leukemia/lymphoma. Over his last several days, both at Virginia Mason hospital and the hospice Bailey-Boushay House in Seattle, he was surrounded and supported around the clock by family and an endless stream of friends, and he departed receiving more love and showing more grace than I even knew was possible.

Since Chris's passing much love, grief, and community has been shared on Facebook, and through texts, emails, and blog postings by those who were lucky enough to know him. This space doesn't intend to (and couldn't) replace any of that, but I'd like it to be a freely available site on the Web to announce Chris events (memorials, honorific funds, etc.), and also hopefully allow people to comment, remember, vent, find humor--you know he would--and celebrate the entire Chris canon.

More details about memorials-slash-debaucheries will be coming soon. Please pass along the URL (, sign up to follow this blog, and/or check back often. (And if you'd like to see a particular topic to comment on or talk about, just let me know.) Love and sincere thanks to everyone.