- June 25, 1976 - January 12, 2013
- Middleburg Heights, Ohio
of CHRISTOPHER's Passing
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1 of 42 | Posted by: Andy Parks - Maple Heights, OH
did anyone ever dub you "the general"? i was just thinking recently of how that would be so appropo...at least from when i knew you in...Read More »
2 of 42 | Posted by: cassandra (webber) woods - CA
“I am happy that I got to come home to say goodbye but I didn't think I'd have to do that for a long, long time. You always made time for me when I...Read More »
3 of 42 | Posted by: Karen Wegryn - Phoenix, AZ
“I have never met anybody with your caliber of humor. I choose to remember the times we laughed til we cried! You were there for me when I was down...Read More »
4 of 42 | Posted by: Kyle Lawrence - Brunswick, OH
“Chris was a great guy and a good friend growing up.I was heartbroken to hear about his passing.My condolences to his family
5 of 42 | Posted by: Chuck Tacchite - canton, OH
“May Chris rest in peace and prayers for his loved ones as they cope with this devastating loss
6 of 42 | Posted by: Kerry - Lakewood, OH - classmate
“There is a special bond between a father and a son. You and I had that Chris. From the time you were a little boy you loved being with me and doing...Read More »
7 of 42 | Posted by: Frank Rivituso - Middleburg Hts., OH
“To the family of Chris we send our deepest sympathy. What a tragedy to have lost such a vibrant life. We send you positive energy and keep you in our...Read More »
8 of 42 | Posted by: Alex & Marianne Farkas - Laughlin, NV
“Tina, my deepest sympathies to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
9 of 42 | Posted by: Shuana Hunt - friend
I am forever blessed each day that I walk into work (Parma Hospital) and stand at the very spot you and I surprised each other, out of the...Read More »
10 of 42 | Posted by: Cathy Harrison - Parma Heights, OH
“Deepest sympathies to Tina, Frank and Nancy. My heart is extremely heavy with this loss. I can only find comfort in all the wonderful memories that...Read More »
11 of 42 | Posted by: Tiffany Kusmierek - Cottonwood, AZ
“gona mess You young blood
12 of 42 | Posted by: Al Cantu - Cleveland, OH
“My condolences to Christopher's friends and family. I enjoyed working with him at D&B. What a fun and talented young man he was.
13 of 42 | Posted by: Patti N - Westlake, OH
“It was impossible to not smile when Chris was around. My favorite memories of high school include him and the old theater gang. My condolences to you...Read More »
14 of 42 | Posted by: Erin Munyon - Worthington, OH
“Tina, you are in my thoughts and prayers. What an amazing, zest for life your brother had. He was forever young. He will be greatly missed, and I...Read More »
15 of 42 | Posted by: Lauren (Kusmierek) Randolph - CA
“To the family, Shepley, Kyle, Keith and everyone my deepest sympathies for losing a son and a friend. Being able to meet Riv and know him was a great...Read More »
16 of 42 | Posted by: Craig Young - Brunstucky, OH
“Chris was a very close friend of our son. Over the years we had a number of chances to see and talk with him. Chris always seemed to be in good...Read More »
17 of 42 | Posted by: David & Joan Shepley
“Chris was a dear friend of mine in high school. We would share our bits of writing with each other (help each other with writer's-block)- and had...Read More »
18 of 42 | Posted by: Jennifer Bair-Shipman - Akron, OH
“May you be comforted in your journey in flight to join the angels above. You always had a huge heart for everyone around you, and rest easy knowing...Read More »
19 of 42 | Posted by: Heidi Leavandoski - Hinckley, OH
“To my big brother from another mother :) Growing up you were the second Chris in my family. Not the one who always teased me but the one who had the...Read More »
20 of 42 | Posted by: Anne Harrison-Gottwald - OH
“Karaoke god and cherished friend
21 of 42 | Posted by: Missy Beminio - lakewood, OH
“My deepest condolences to Chris' family and friends...I worked with him some years back at Buca di Beppo, when I lived in Cleveland. Chris was a...Read More »
22 of 42 | Posted by: Mark J. Bullock - Upper St. Clair, PA
“i can recall alot of momories,back when we were all kids in high school.. the days we all hung out @marshas..although after high school we all take...Read More »
23 of 42 | Posted by: lisa cassese meador - hinckley, OH
Well, it's only a few days later and I'm back here, looking into the dry night sky thinking of what to write. I'm glad we got to hang...Read More »
24 of 42 | Posted by: Christopher Harrison - San Diego, CA
“I remember Chris very fondly from working with him long ago at Buca's in Westlake. He made me laugh all the time and we all had so much fun together....Read More »
25 of 42 | Posted by: Andrea Haller - Claremont, CA
“Although we never knew Christopher, If he is anything like his sister Tina, I am sure he was quite the character! Tina, we extended our thoughts and...Read More »
26 of 42 | Posted by: Jason and Amanda Kiddey - Fremont, OH
“I'll never forget back stage antics with Riv. It's been a few years since I seen him. He was a good man. He will be missed. God bless his family.
27 of 42 | Posted by: Dave Buhovecky - Florence, KY
“My condolences to your family. We went to high school together and he was very sweet, always looking out for everyone. He was one of a kind.
28 of 42 | Posted by: Laura (Jansen) McGinnis
“I worked with chris a few years back at buca di beppo. Chris was always such a kind person. Exspecially to me and my husband who also worked with us....Read More »
29 of 42 | Posted by: candace sorg - north olmsted, OH
“So many great memories from highschool. The summers of '93 and '94 were legendary, we ruled the world it seemed. Now, it is 20 years later, and those...Read More »
30 of 42 | Posted by: Dennis M Downey, Jr - Hinckley, OH
“To Chris's family and those closest to him, I am so deeply sorry. I worked with Chris a few years ago at Buca. Chris was the most witty, wonderful,...Read More »
31 of 42 | Posted by: Karen Downie - Cleveland, OH
“My prayers are being said for the healing of your broken hearts; Tina, his entire family, friends, and Maggie. Thank You God for the time that we all...Read More »
32 of 42 | Posted by: Amanda Masaitis - Brunswick, OH
“Star Fleet Acadamy would have been awsome.
33 of 42 | Posted by: Christopher Bockwich - Brunswick , OH
“God Bless Chris & his family, we wil all join you one day. I am Chris Harrison's older brother Brian & Family.
34 of 42 | Posted by: Brian D. Harrison & Family - OH
“My sincerest sympathies are sent to Chris's parents, sister Tina and extended family. I share in your sadness and will keep you in my prayers.
35 of 42 | Posted by: Tom Rounds - Parma Hts., OH
“I know I haven't seen or talked to Chris since high school but I considered him a friend and my heart is breaking that he is gone but he will never...Read More »
36 of 42 | Posted by: Jason Boone - Chippewa Lake, OH
“Dear Nancy and Tom,
Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Chris will be missed by a lot of people.
we love you, Brigitte and...Read More »
37 of 42 | Posted by: Brigitte Porschke - Naples, , FL
“My heart and thoughts go out to Chris' family. You will be missed, brother. Rest in peace.
38 of 42 | Posted by: Laura - Lakewod, OH - friend
“Chris was my very best friend. I knew him for over 10 years and every year I knew him was a lucky time for me indeed. My heart is broken over his...Read More »
39 of 42 | Posted by: Melissa A. Smith-Janicek - Eugene, OR
“Keeping your family and my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
40 of 42 | Posted by: Judy Feld - Green Bay, WI
“Love you Riv. Still can't believe you're gone
41 of 42 | Posted by: Gregg - Tampa, FL
“I am so sorry for the entire family. Chris is entirely too young and too awesome to be gone. My deepest condolences.
42 of 42 | Posted by: Melissa (Missy) - San Lorenzo, CA
CHRISTOPHER L. RIVITUSO "RIV", age 36. Dearest son of Frank Rivituso (Deborah) and Nancy (nee Zambory) Ungrady (Tom). Dear brother of Tina Desh (Chris); stepbrother of Julie Smith, Thomas Jr., David, Robert and Stephen Ungrady. Dear step-uncle of Jessica Mace. Cherished grandson of Bernadine Zambory; step-grandson of Richard and Doris Hargis. Loving companion of Maggie Holden. Celebration of Life Service Wednesday January 16, 2013 at the funeral home 7:30PM. The family will receive friends WEDNESDAY 3 – 7:30 PM at A. RIPEPI & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS (WEST OF I-71).