Christopher Quimby

Christopher R. Quimby

Friday, October 7th, 1994 - Thursday, April 11th, 2019
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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.
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    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 11:00am
    The Presbyterian Church of Pleasantville
    400 Bedford Road
    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.
    Pastor Debra J.K. Bronkema


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Private Condolence

Linda McGuinn

Posted at 05:28pm
I was very lucky to have known Christopher way back when he was a young boy who stole my heart! He taught me more than I was ever able to teach him!

Cristina O'connor

Posted at 09:57pm
The first time we met Christopher was a few years ago at the Pleasantville Halloween parade. I remember telling Nicholas "Look, there's a bit in a wheelchair just like you. And look how he dressed it up for Halloween! " Christopher was so sweet and friendly . They became friends right away.

Cindy Flynn

Posted at 06:24pm
As one of the PT's, I had the pleasure of working with Chris during his time at BOCES. I'll never forget the wonderful Halloween costumes he showed up with each year. His smile was contagious and he will always have a special place in my heart.

Deb Bruss

Posted at 09:10pm
Leslie and Gordon brought Christopher to Sebago Lake, Maine, in 2006 (I believe it was), to spend a few days by the lake where her family and I spent many summer days together back in the 1960's and 1970's. The weather was gorgeous and Christopher even got to go swimming in the lake. Despite the water being a bit chilly, it was obvious that he was enjoying himself. There were several of us there who had known Leslie when we were all kids, and it was a special time to be in the loving presence of the Quimby family. I didn't know Christopher well, but I have a perfect memory of him at my favorite place in the world.

Alicia Jefferson

Posted at 10:44am
Christopher was someone so very special to me. And memories are to numerous to list. Yet the one that makes me smile most happened after church one Sunday afternoon in early spring. Leslie and Gordon had gone for a short time and left me and Christopher alone to our own devices ... We weren't allowed to play in "church clothes". so we changed into jeans and went out into the garden. HA!!! Chris sat down in the moist, soft grass and played in the soft, damp dirt. I helped him feel the coolness of both, then "clean" his hands on his knees. When we were done, we decided to hand up those jeans in the foyer to greet Mom and Dad with a decorated sign that read " Christopher's First Dirty Knee and Butt Award". Thank You Leslie and Gordon, for sharing Christopher with me. I will forever cherish those memories. When I think of you, it will forever be in the words of the Dr Suess book, Oh, The Places You'll Go.
Peaceful Blessings,

Alicia Jefferson Posted at 10:47am

*hang up those jeans

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