Christopher LaSalle
October 6, 1959 - September 18, 2015
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Christopher (Uncle Chris) LaSalle, 55, Colts Neck, passed away September 18th as a result of a tragic accident. Chris was born in Manhattan and was raised in Staten Island. He lived there until moving to Colts Neck 20 years ago. Retiring in 2014, Chris was a Special Education Teacher for PS 37 in Staten Island …
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Joel Jose left a message on May 18, 2020:
I remember in the 1989-1990 year Mr. Chris LaSalle was my math and reading teacher. He was one of the nicest, kindest, caring teacher's I have had. I felt it was an honor to be his student. I was overall and nice student but a little goofy sometmes. I remember once in reading class when we would open our readers read and answer questions there was one story we read in class about a man and a goose. After the story was read he would start asking us questions about the story and one question he asked was, What did the goose want to give the man? I raised my hand and said " A Kiss", then Mr. LaSalle just looked at me and I smiled and he said that is not funny. Mr. LaSalle was a wonderful teacher and I will always be blessed that he was my teacher when I was in 3rd grade for 2 subjects. Mr. LaSalle, God Rest Your Soul.
Susan Klein-Perel left a message on September 24, 2016:
It is with deep sadness that I acknowledge the tragic, and untimely passing of our friend Chris LaSalle (Mr. Chris). This was no ordinary man. Mr. Chris a beautiful and special person who touched the lives of so many. His compassion, kindness, many talents and love for fellow man was obvious in everything he did. He truly was a gentleman. It was an honor to know you Chris. You will be sorely missed. May you rest in eternal peace my forever friend.
Mary Messina left a message on September 23, 2016:
Today is a very sad day for the P.S. 37 family. We lost the greatest teacher. Chris LaSalle was wonderful to everyone that knew him. He would go above and beyond for the children of our school. Chris made a tremendous difference in every students life. I have never met a greater man than Chris. I have been so blessed. I will miss him terribly. To the LaSalle family my prayers and condolences go out to each and everyone of you. God has gained a very special angel. Goodbye my dear friend. Until we meet again.❤️
Pat Festa-Seminaris left a message on September 23, 2016:
We were saddened to learn about the passing of Chris LaSalle. He was a wonderful teacher and a kind and caring person. We were blessed to know Chris. Our sincere condolences to Chris' family. Sincerely, Pat & Keri Ann Seminaris
Ron Gorsline left a message on September 23, 2016:
God has a new star in the sky and an angel to protect his flock. Chris is gone only in body never in spirit. I wish you peace in the days to come.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Linda Skolnick left a message on September 23, 2016:
Dear Chris your passing came with deep sorrow. You were a dear friend, one who always showed compassion and caring to all who knew you. You left a permanent mark on you PS 37 family.
Fran Bambara left a message on September 22, 2016:
I am so devastated by this tragic loss of such an angelic soul! To me, Chris was the epitome of an educator- As a related service provider for one of Chris's students at PS37, I experienced firsthand the generosity of his soul to not only his students, but to the staff he worked with. I will never forget his dedication, ultimate creativity and caring for his students. I am at a loss as to why such a tragedy fell upon this beautiful person, leaving no mercy. My sincere and deepest condolences to the special people in Chris's life- RIP, dear Chris!
Michael La Cilento left a message on September 21, 2016:
We love you Chris. You are a true child of Gold. You are one of the most selfless and caring individuals I have ever known. You are a true Child of God. I will always remember how you cared and comforted others. I know you are with our Lord Jesus.
Lauren Cipoletti left a message on September 21, 2016:
Chris and I worked in neighboring classrooms in the last several years of his career. He was both a mentor and friend to all who knew him. Hearing of his passing has been nothing short of devasting. May he rest in eternal peace in the arms of our Lord.
Benay Hershkowitz left a message on September 21, 2016:
Sending my deepest sympathy to Chris"s family. I worked with Chris in P.S.37 for years. He was a very caring and wonderful person.I have wonderful memories of all the fun we had. He will be missed my all. RIP my friend.
Vicki LiPuma left a message on September 21, 2016:
Chris was a very dear friend and former colleague. He made everyone he met and knew feel so special. He always went above and beyond in his thoughtfulness and caring. I had the pleasure of working with Chris and his students at P.S. 37. My fondest memories were of witnessing how loving he was toward his students. He took his students into the community to partake in countless learning experiences. He was always so well-planned in his teaching methods. Chris touched my heart after we both retired. He visited me and my husband several times in the hospital and rehabilitation center during a four month stay. He was an angel on earth. My family and I will truly miss him. We can never forget Chris. Rest in Peace in the Lord's embrace my dear friend. Till we meet again.
Anne Ritchie left a message on September 21, 2016:
Chris you will be missed. Rest in God's love now.
Barbara Napolitano left a message on September 21, 2016:
Chris was a wonderful teacher and a very kind soul. He treated his students as if they were his own children; he loved and cared for them and they blossomed under his care. May he Rest in Peace.
Cathy Baetz left a message on September 21, 2016:
I am heartbroken over the tragic news of Chris's passing. I met Chris about 17 years ago while looking into a new program for my son. Chris was the director and I knew from the minute we started talking that my son would be with a kindhearted, loving and caring person. That's when we became part of the PS 37 @Petrides family. He treated our children as if they were his own. He worked with the kids, brought them on trips and at times corrected them. Knowing the teddy bear that he was he said he could never keep a straight face when correcting my son so he would walk out of the room to laugh. He not only won over mine and my son's hearts, he also was loved by our entire family. I know my mom, dad and sister along with anyone else who had the pleasure of knowing Chris are waiting in Heaven with open and loving arms. He has earned his wings while here on earth. May he rest in eternal peace. ❤️
Kim Liquori left a message on September 21, 2016:
My son Vincent was so fortunate to have Mr. Chris as his teacher for 4 years. Vincent would NOT be the young man he is today if it wasn't for Chris! He put his heart and soul into teaching. He treated each and every student as if they were his own. We called the class "Mr. Chris' boys" The boys used to make HIM cards on Father's Day because he was like a father to all of them. I was blessed & honored to call Chris a very dear friend. Through the years we got very close & after he retired we still went to lunch together, he came to Vincent's birthday parties, we always talked on the phone and he just sent me a "thinking of you" card last month and it's right next to me. It truly saddens me of this horrible tragedy that he certainly did NOT deserve! He was the kindest and most generous person I've ever met with the biggest heart! I will forever be grateful for everything he did for me, Vincent & my family. May you rest peacefully with the angels Chris. You will never ever be forgotten!
Victoria Learning left a message on September 21, 2016:
We were coworkers at PS 37. I am so saddend by the loss of such a kind man. Our collective hearts are heavy with sympathy. Chris was one of the best teachers I have had the pleasure to work with. His "kids" blossomed under his tutelage. Your family is surrounded by the love of many. Resting in Peace and Joy for all Eternity
TEDDY FEASER left a message on September 21, 2016:
REST IN PEACE,I HAVE VERY GOOD MEMORIES OF YOU AND FAMILY.
Bill Devery left a message on September 21, 2016:
Chris was the consummate teacher. He defined his profession by giving of himself selflessly to his students. They were always "his kids" and taught them more than class lessons. He taught them how to share life lessons. He never gave up on them and for that he will always be cherished. He will be dearly missed; but our loss is Heaven's gain! Be at peace in the arms of God, my friend!
Vicky Grant left a message on September 21, 2016:
Chris was one of the nicest guys anyone would ever meet. He was an amazing teacher. His thoughts will always be with us at P.S. 37.
Annette LaCilento left a message on September 21, 2016:
We are so sorry that our beloved Christopher has left our world. He was a wonderful man and such a joy to be around. We will miss his waffles and ice cream and his macaroni and cheese:) We will cherish the memories and all the laughs around the LaSalle kitchen table. We are honored to have known Christopher and pray that he is dancing with our Lord and his mother and sister. God bless you Christopher...Give our little Ellie a kiss from us...Until we meet again:))) All our love, FOREVER, Mike, Annette, Michael, Luke and Emily..
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Jeanette Schirripa left a message on September 20, 2016:
Felix and I are so heartbroken over Chris' death. I still cannot believe the circumstances and tragedy of it all. Chris was one of the best human beings I ever had the pleasure of knowing. He was loving and kind...always there to help you in anyway he could. He was a foodie and a baker like myself and whenever I saw him the conversation would always turn to what we were making or eating. He was happy and such a wonderful teacher. I know he enjoyed his retirement. He was the best brother, uncle, and friend his family and friends could ever have. He will be missed by many. May he rest in peace and may the Lord always hold him in the palm of His hand. xxoo
annette perlstein left a message on September 20, 2016:
I KNEW CHRIS FROM PS37...HE WAS A WONDERFUL MAN...THE WAY HE WAS WITH THE KIDS WAS TRULY AMAZING...I'M SPEACLESS OVER HIS DEATH...HE WAS A TRUE GENTLEMAN!!
Angela Quinn left a message on September 20, 2016:
So very sorry for your loss. Chris was one of the best teachers I had ever met. He was so great with our special children. May God bless his soul. Such a great man
Woolley Boglioli Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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