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10/16/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Chris Cartwright

Christopher C. Cartwright
(d. 10 Oct 2009)

Peninsula Catholic High School Class of 1980

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.   Chris Cartwright, Peninsula Catholic High School, Class of 1980, son of    Vernon Cartwright ('54) of VA, passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2009 at the age of 47.

From the Daily Press - 10/16/09:

             Christopher C. Cartwright

    NEWPORT NEWS - Christopher C. Cartwright, 47, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009.

He was a native of Newport News and had been a resident of Pennsylvania for the last four years.

Mr. Cartwright was an Aircraft Maintenance Inspector for New World Aviation; he started his aviation career with Rick Aviation. He was general manager of Atlanta Air Salvage, where he recovered aircrafts all over the world and made friends everywhere he went. In his spare time he enjoyed learning about military history, especially WWII. He was a 1980 graduate of Peninsula Catholic High School and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Chris was preceded in death by his brother, Vernon 'Tri' Cartwright.

Chris Cartwright
Survivors include his wife, Olga I. Cartwright and their son, Alex; daughter, Jessica A. Cartwright; two sons, Jason and Jarrod D. Cartwright; parents, Shirley A. and E. Vernon Cartwright; father and mother-in-law, Igor and Elena Izon; brother, Walter P. Cartwright and his wife, Rachael; and many other loving relatives and dear friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, at Peninsula Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Newport News First Ward with burial to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Daily Press from October 15 to October 17, 2009.

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October 15, 2009 
To the Cartwright Family,

I am so sorry for your lose. You are in my prayers.
~ Maggie Vaughan, Peninsula Catholic, Class of 1980

October 15, 2009 

We are so sorry for your family's loss. Olga ,Shirley and Vernon will always have a special place in my heart. I hope and pray that your family will soon be able to heal from this loss. Chris was a great man and I have many great memories to cherish. We love you guys and God bless you.

Carrie Barfield, Smithfield, Virginia

October 15, 2009 

Mr. and Mrs. Cartwright,

I am so sorry to hear about Chris. He and I and Mike Conway were the best of friends for so many years. I have tried to find Chris on the internet several times, actually just last month. I will always regret that I was too late. My thoughts are with you.

Susan Powell
Peninsula Catholic High School
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October 15, 2009   

Aloha Vernon & Shirley,
Fran & I are shocked at the news about Chris. We had such a pleasant visit just a few days back; such a tragic loss as this is just incomprehensible. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.. God be with you.

~ Bob & Fran Gwaltney, Pearl City, Hawaii

October 15, 2009   

Vernon Jr. & Shirley.
Felix and I were shocked at this loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and always. We will be in touch.
~ Felix and Carolyn Lane, Yorktown, Virginia

October 15, 2009   

The Cartwright Family,

I was so sorry to hear of your lose. The Powell Family Pray that the Lord comfort you, and give you peace. Thanks for allowing us to share time with Chris when he worked in the Atlanta, GA area. Chris will be Missed.

Phil Powell (NTSB-Retired)

~ Phillip Powell, McDonough, Georgia


October 16, 2009   

Dearest Shirley, Vernon and Walter, Mannie and I are overwhelmed with grief to learn that our special friend has died. Chris was the most beautiful young man - smart, loving, genuine. We will miss him but know we will see each other again in heaven. We hope your heavy hearts lighten each day that passes. God is always good. With love and great sympathy,

~ "Smokey" and Fredi Branch, Gloucester, Virginia


October 16, 2009   

I have always believed God doesn't take you a moment before your time yet it's hard for those who loved him to agree with His choice.
I watched Chris grow into a terrific man through the proud and loving eyes of his parents. I feel I've lost a dear, dear friend.
I can't imagine the depth of your sorrow but know that I love you all and always will. The Cartwright's are very special to me and to our community.
~ Nancy Houston, Newport News, Virginia
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October 16, 2009   

Shirley and the Cartwright family,
I am so sorry to hear about your son's passing. You and your family will be in my prayers. Let me know if I can do anything for you at this difficult time.

~ Vicki Linkous Sterling, Newport News, Virginia
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  Our sincerest condolences are extended to the Cartwright family and their friends at this difficult time. 

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 10/16/09, 10:58 PM (Central) - "  Chris Cartwright":

Thank you for publishing the news about Chris's passing.  Our families have been close since my dad was
  Vernon's scoutmaster 50+ years ago.  I have been so tied up with taking care of Hubby that I have not had very good contact with my Virginia family these past few weeks.

Your service is wonderful. I will call tomorrow, as it is almost midnight here, and have Dad give them our love.

Love ya

   Oh, WOW.  Thank you, Ruthie, I'm honored that I was able to do that.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

God Be with You Till We Meet Again

Music by
William Gould Tomer, 1882
(05 Oct 1833 - 26 Sept 1896)

 Lyrics by Jeremiah Eames Rankin, 1880
(02 Jan 1828 - 28 Nov 1904)

God be with you till we meet again;
By His counsels guide, uphold you,
With His sheep securely fold you;
God be with you till we meet again.

Till we meet, till we meet,
Till we meet at Jesus’ feet;
Till we meet, till we meet,
God be with you till we meet again.

God be with you till we meet again;
When life’s perils thick confound you;
Put His arms unfailing round you;
God be with you till we meet again.

Till we meet, till we meet,
Till we meet at Jesus’ feet;
Till we meet, till we meet,
God be with you till we meet again.

God be with you till we meet again;
Keep love’s banner floating o’er you,
Strike death’s threatening wave before you;
God be with you till we meet again.

Till we meet, till we meet,
Till we meet at Jesus’ feet;
Till we meet, till we meet,
God be with you till we meet again.

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