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Christopher J. Tunis

February 7, 2019 03:25 pm

Christopher J. Tunis, age 28 years young, of Purling, N.Y., passed away on February 5, 2019 at Columbia Memorial Hospital, Hudson, N.Y.

Chris was born on November 26, 1990, at Columbia Memorial Hospital, Hudson, N.Y., and was the son of the late Carl M. Skraastad, who passed away on November 30, 2015 and Monica Skraastad of Purling, N.Y.

Besides his father, Christopher is predeceased by his biological father John F. McIlhenny, Jr., who passed away on March 20, 2006.

Besides his mother, Christopher is survived by his biological mother Mae T. Carlson, his biological maternal grandmother Lorinda Whalen, his Step Mother Cynthia J. McIlhenny, fourteen siblings, many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and caregivers.

Christopher will always be remembered and loved by all who knew him, and who had the honor of caring for Him. Chris’ life was much longer than one may have expected, which proves that he was a very strong person. Christopher leaves a legacy of his life, as he was an organ donor and he will live on in this way.

Christopher’s family would like to express their appreciation and gratitude to all of Christopher’s caregivers over the years for their nurturing and loving care.

Contributions in Christopher’s memory may be made to The Leukodystrophy Foundation, 22 North Second Street, Suite 2, DeKalb, IL, 60115, PH.# 1-800-728-5483, or to The Cerebral Palsy Foundation, 3 Columbus Circle, 15th Floor, N.Y., N.Y., 10019, PH. # 1-212-520-1686.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Richards Funeral Home, 29 Bross Street, Cairo, N.Y.

Condolences may be made at www.richardsfuneralhomeinc.net.