Christopher Patrick Kelts
December 27, 1972 - February 5, 2017
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Friday 2/10, 10:15 am
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*** Due to inclement weather the funeral has been rescheduled, see below obituary*** Christopher Patrick Kelts, 44, passed away at his home. Born In Staten Island, NY, Christopher attended Holy Cross School in Rumson, NJ, and Holmdel High School in Holmdel, NJ. He graduated from Pace University with a bachelors degree in finance. Christopher worked …
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Rich Redash left a message on March 2, 2021:
I had know idea of Christopher's passing until this morning. Very very shocked, sad and mad. I worked with Chris as Pace, enjoyed two weeks in London with him and one of our professors and socialized with him many times. We shared some really memorable times and many laughs. Never forgot about the wonderful Argentinian restaurant in London either, and even made it back there, but it was not the same with out you. Ironically, I have been thinking about him and was planning to reach out to catch up. I did not forget about him nor will I! RIP buddy!!
Donna (Barri) Willard left a message on July 12, 2019:
Margaret and Lou, I was trying to look you up to connect when I noticed Chris' obit just today. I remember Chris back in the Tinton Falls days---a fine young man. I cannot even begin to imagine what you guys are going through. Hope you both are doing as well as can be. Email me when you get a chance. You and family are in my prayers. I will never forget you guys! xxoo Donna
Brett Lauinger left a message on June 12, 2019:
I am so sorry to have learned Chris's passing. He and I trained together in Hartford with Smith Barney 20 years ago and since his last name was a K and mine an L we roomed and sat next to each other during the training. Being from Iowa and sitting next to Mr. GQ, I was quite intimidated with how well he was dressed! We had not talked in 3 years and I was going to try and get together with him on a trip I have planned to NY next month. I will miss him and his great voice! Brett Lauinger
Samantha Anderson left a message on April 30, 2019:
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Mary left a message on November 23, 2018:
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Sam left a message on July 29, 2018:
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Sia Tsokas left a message on May 12, 2018:
I miss ❤️you terribly! It hurts so bad!! I hope you are in peace and peace be with your momma Maggie!!
Sia Tsokas left a message on May 6, 2018:
A true gentleman, I miss him terribly!! No-one can compare and I willl forever keep him in my heart! He had a bigger calling with God!! God bless him, his family, his horses, his friends, those who loved him! Rest in piece and love my forever friend and gentleman! Sia Tsokas!
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Sam left a message on February 20, 2018:
I am deeply saddened.. heartbroken.. I will never forget him. He is one of the most beautiful person I met. My Gentleman. Always and forever in my heart. Wishing to his beloved ones Peace and strength. Je t'aime Chris.
Ron Hamlin left a message on February 12, 2018:
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Linda Adam left a message on February 11, 2018:
My heartfelt condolences to Chris' family & loved ones. I can't believe he's gone. Chris was an amazing guy & his smile was simply unforgettable. I will always cherish the memories of our Smith Barney days. Love you Chris ... RIP my friend!
Samantha Anderson left a message on February 10, 2018:
I am so profoundly and deeply crushed by the loss of Christopher. He is a saint to me and many others who had the privilege of knowing such a beautiful soul. Christopher (Puffin) was and always will be my best friend in the world and my family. He taught me so much as i grew in this city. We shared our love for the animals, especially With Baby Luca, Dante, Sir Wrinkleson and Yoshi Catz. Chris's highlight of the day was early morning runs along the Hudson as Luca loved catching up with the fishermen to see if they had any fresh bites on the line! Visits to the dog park, he called them (Dog park days) The most loving,caring man to all his neighbors and friends. A true gentleman whom i shall miss greatly and deeply forver. I'll miss cook offs and his sauce. I always said you aught to bottle that sauce,he loved to cook up a storm in the kitchen. Chris had the greatest sense of humour and we would laugh until our tummy's hurt.He had a knack of cheering everyone up and turning that frown upside down as he would say. A gutt wrenching and heartbreaking loss. I will deeply miss Chris and hold him in my heart and mind forever. A true original.
Mark Dreyfuss left a message on February 10, 2018:
I am deeply heartbroken and shocked by the news of Chris's passing. Chris was like an uncle and mentor to me. We got to know each other while I interned for him during the summer of 2003 at Smith Barney. Not only did Chris show me the ropes and teach me valuable skills which became the foundation of so many of my successes, but we developed a true bond. A special brotherly friendship in which continued from that summer on. Chris was truly a wonderful guy, when he spoke to people, he would make them feel great about themselves. He would speak to you as if his time with you was special and would make sure you knew it. Reflecting on all of the great experiences we shared together, I will truly miss him and his voice.
John O\'Connor and family left a message on February 10, 2018:
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James Bruce left a message on February 9, 2018:
Chris was a part of my family. He was a mentor, older brother, was in Alabama when my dad passed, and attended my wedding in New Orleans. He was more than the family financial manager, he was and will always be family. I will always remember him and have a hole in my heart. He was a person I could lean on and always was there. My family is devastated and nobody will replace his kindness. RIP
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linda adam left a message on February 9, 2018:
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Mary Towell left a message on February 8, 2018:
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Nicolas Valdes-Fauli left a message on February 8, 2018:
I am terribly sorry for your loss. Chris was a great guy and a mentor to me when I started my carer at Smith Barney. He was fun, generous and a kind person. He will be missed.
Ellery Kurtz left a message on February 8, 2018:
There was so much love in his heart for his family, friends and his dogs. A soft soul who navigated a hard world with grace, compassion and kindness. We spent many mornings together watching our dogs play together which brought him great joy as those loving canine eyes looked up into his. He will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Ken Miller left a message on February 7, 2018:
For as long as I knew Chris, the first thing he would ask me, whenever we would speak is..' 'How are your kids doing?'...and he would always remember what we discussed about my kids, on our prior calls. He had a real fondness for my oldest daughter and my son. They would visit us often ,when they were young, in our office at Smith Barney. Chis always showed real interst in their growing up and I think he took some joy in how proud I was of them. Chis had a special bond with my son, based on a comical occurence. When we decided to do a Triathlon together, my family and Chris, all rented a Condo out at Montauk Pt , the night before the race. My son at that time, was young and a bit mischeviuos. It came to my attention after the race, as told to me by Chris, that he did not sleep at all before the race, because my son was shooting spit balls at him, throughout the whole night. Yet I never heard Chris raise his voice at my son.That was Chris. Always happy and a real joy to be around. I do know however, that Chris was so sleep deprived, that he forgot his sneakers as we packed and headed to the transition area at the race. A guy next to us, overheard Chis freaking out that he forgot his running shoes. The guy reaily offered Chris a pair of sneakers. Little did we know that the guy did not have an extra pair.!! Comically, we both saw the same guy on the run portion of the race, heading toward the finish line and the guy was running barefoot. We could not stop laughing. As always, because of his good looks , Chris drew the stares of many of the women in the race. And as it would have it, a female competitor, ran up to Chris, as he headed up the hill, toward the finish line. She asked Chris, in stride, if he would run with her to the finish line, so she could have her picture taken with him!! He slowed down and they crossed the line together. Her friends were all there and they took numerous photos!! If only she knew, what a great guy she had just finishe the race with. I am terribly saddened to have lost a true, dear friend. He was a freind to my children, who both liked him immensely. He was one of the few people, who I considerd a kindred spirt. I was jealous of his warm smile and his calm demeanor. In my years of knowing him, not once, did I ever hear anyone, utter a negative word about him. He was simply that special. God Bless you Chis ...I will miss you terribly.
Steve Dreyfuss left a message on February 7, 2018:
I am deeply saddened by the news of Chris passing. Chris was like my older brother. He was a great guy and we had many wonderful memories from when we worked together at Smith Barney. I looked up to Chris for advise and guidance all the time. I am truly heartbroken to hear this news. My deepest sympathies go out to his family. Steve Dreyfuss
Ken Miller left a message on February 7, 2018:
To the Kelts family My heart felt condolences. Our years together at Smith Barney were and are unforgettable. My fondest memory is the Triathlon we did at Montauk Pt together. What a great time!! I always looked forward to catching up with Chris about fitness and working out. He was like my younger brother. I will miss you...I will miss you. Ken Miller
Scott Bugni left a message on February 7, 2018:
I lived with Chris in NYC for 5 years and it truly felt like he was my brother. We said "I love you bro" to each other a lot and we both meant it. I'll miss him terribly and want pass along my deepest condolences to his family.
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Steve Dreyfuss left a message on February 7, 2018:
I am deeply saddened by the news of Chris passing. Chris was like my older brother. He was a great guy and we had many wonderful memories from when we worked together at Smith Barney. I looked up to Chris for advise and guidance all the time. I am truly heartbroken to hear this news. My deepest sympathies go out to his family. Steve Dreyfuss
Sam left a message on January 7, 2018:
I think of you all the time mon amour.. I met you 15 years ago.. and since then you never left my heart.. a part of me is gone with you.. you were incredibly beautiful .. I miss you terribly mon amour.. I cried everyday since you are not.. the pain will never leave me.. my love for you will never die.. You are my gentleman that once enter my life and made it magic.. It will be hard for me to go back to New York again.. No one will replace you!! Forgive me mon amour.. I wasn't here for you.. Chris Rest In Peace.. my angel. Je t'aime pour toujours. Sam.
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