Christopher Rollhaus Quimby, age 24, passed peacefully from his parents’ arms to Eternal Life on April 11th , following a brief illness. He was born in Mount Kisco, NY October 7, 1994 to Gordon R. and Leslie M. Quimby.
Christopher was a medically fragile special needs young man with a heart of love who touched the lives of countless individuals. He graduated from Pines Bridge BOCES School in Yorktown in 2016 and has attended Ability Beyond NY Day Program at Chappaqua Crossing since his graduation. Christopher was a member of the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church where he was active part of the church family. Christopher loved people and some of his favorite activities were passing the peace at church, learning about insects and other science-related subjects, showing off his amazing Halloween costumes and meeting up with his special friend, Jess for long walks on the bike path.
In addition to his parents, Christopher is survived by his grandmothers, Sharon L. MacCartney of Peterborough, NH, and Barbara (Hardy Quimby) Gatto of Somers, NY, along with many wonderful aunts, uncles and cousins. Christopher was also much beloved by the many nurses, doctors, therapists and teachers who helped to care for him and enrich his life – and he loved them too. He was predeceased in death by his beloved older sister, Sarah, and his grandparents Warren S. and Elizabeth A.R. Quimby, formerly of Larchmont and Slingerlands, NY; Louis M. MacCartney, formerly of Pleasantville, NY; and Ronald Gatto.
A celebration of Christopher’s life will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Pleasantville Presbyterian Church, 400 Bedford Rd., Pleasantville, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Pleasantville Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 30 Gramercy Pl., Thornwood, NY 10594, the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church, or Ability Beyond, 480 Bedford Road, Chappaqua, NY 10514.