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Kelly Patrick Stavrides

April 27, 1997 ~ August 8, 2017 (age 20)
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Message from Annette
August 30, 2017 6:08 AM

My heartfelt sympathy to each of you .  No other pain will ever be greater than the pain of  losing a child. Our heavenly Father knows the difficulities you are facing. Through his Word he helps us to understand why death occurs and what he will in the near future do to rectify the grief that we undergo due to losing our loved ones to this aged-old-enemy (death).

Romans 5:12
Isaiah 25:8
John 5:28,29
Psalms 37:29
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A candle was lit by a Chiarian Grandma on August 28, 2017 9:15 AM
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A candle was lit by Amanda Mae, fellow chiarian. on August 27, 2017 7:49 PM
Message from Jen
August 27, 2017 4:05 PM

My sincere condolences from NY. I am a Chiarian and I can only tell you that I offer you prayers from what your son went through.
I know it all too well.
Lots of love from someone you do not know but I share your loss because we are all family with this terrible condition.
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A candle was lit by Rachel Kirkwood. God's Comfort to Family and Friends. on August 27, 2017 2:42 PM
Message from Christine Lauch
August 20, 2017 2:51 PM

So Sorry for your loss Robert. My heart goes out to you.
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August 21, 2017 5:14 PM

I, at least could have said the same to you, I'm just sorry for everything.
Message from Susan Bryan
August 15, 2017 11:42 PM

Dear Patti, Robert and Nick,

I just learned of Kelly's passing and I'm so very sorry to hear this. My heart is saddened and my thoughts are with you. I loved watching Kelly and Nick play baseball back during our boys days at Bywater. Both were such naturals when it came to sports. Kelly always had a smile on his face. He was so humble when he received compliments on well he played. He was so well mannered and there was kindness in him always. What loving words have been shared in all these memories of Kelly. Everyone loved him.

I'm so sorry he had dealt with such pain and trials these last few years. I hope you will find peace and comfort and know you will see him again one day. I will keep you in my prayers.
Message from Robert
August 21, 2017 6:06 PM

thank you
Message from Delta, Ohio
August 15, 2017 10:34 PM

Friends and family of Kelly's have our sincerest condolences. My 2 younger children and I live with Chiari and it's related conditions. I want to thank you for sharing a bit of his struggle living with this. Blessings to you.
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A candle was lit by Deidra Marroquin on August 15, 2017 8:25 AM
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A candle was lit by Amanda Johnson, fellow Chiari warrior on August 15, 2017 3:05 AM
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A candle was lit by Brenda Surin, fellow Chiari Warrior. on August 14, 2017 8:41 PM
Message from Debbie Anderson
August 14, 2017 6:08 PM

I did not know your beautiful son, but his engaging smile/photo reached out from the memorial pages of the newspaper. Your heartfelt, honest, lovely tribute is one that will be remembered. My heart has been so heavy for your family since reading this. Many tears. Kelly seems like a special, truly unique individual. Kelly is fortunate to have such a loving family. Thank you for sharing his struggles with Chiari Malformation, along with his perseverance and strength. No doubt his life and story have touched many. I am so very sorry for your unimaginable loss. Many hugs.
Message from Bernadette Kuntz
August 14, 2017 2:53 PM

My heartfelt condolences. Sending prayers and love to help you through this difficult time. 🙏❤️
Message from Kayla Gibbons
August 14, 2017 1:48 PM

I am very sorry for your loss. Kelly, was such a great person, he will live on in our memories forever.
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A candle was lit by Carrie Farnsworth on August 14, 2017 11:10 AM
Message from Liz Naylor
August 14, 2017 9:35 AM

In your lifetime you meet someone who holds a special place in your heart! Kelly was one of those people to me. Always worked hard, helped everyone with a smile on his face, never complained, was a sensitive kid, liked everyone & when you could have a conversation with him he had a great sense of humor & had a lot to say. I will miss him terribly & am just glad that he is finally no longer in pain. But, to his family, I am so very sorry for your incredible loss & for the horrific pain you must all be feeling! Just know he was loved by so many & will be missed by any & all who knew him! My God be with you all! Thoughts & prayers❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️
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A candle was lit by Liz Naylor on August 14, 2017 9:25 AM
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A candle was lit by Niki Vincent on August 14, 2017 8:13 AM
Message from Barbara Hurst
August 13, 2017 9:22 PM

I don't expect you to remember me, but my son, Zachary Ney, played baseball with your boys. I am so very sorry about Kelly's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Message from Margaret brown
August 13, 2017 8:23 PM

I thought kelly was such a wonderful person to work with and a sweet caring we are all grieving at dans foods love and god bless him and love to family with deepest sympathy margaret
Message from Chris
August 13, 2017 7:02 PM

Kelly was one of the nicest kids I ever got the chance to know. Kelly was always smiling and trying to have a fun time. He touched the lives of everyone he was around, had few classes with Kelly but got to know him well as probably many others through sports, nothing will beat those days at bywatter park or the football field .Glad I got the chance to meet and know you and nick!

Message from Margaret brown
August 13, 2017 6:53 PM

I knew kelly very well and we were friends he was the sweetest guy to work with we at dans market are grieving over him really bad love and prayers to you and family miss his sweet smile love and there are no words to express my feelings.margaret brown
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A TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was ordered on August 13, 2017

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A candle was lit by Tom and Peggy Faulkner on August 13, 2017 11:03 AM
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May you Rest In Peace Kelly Stavrides. You will be missed by all who knew and were touched by you. Jim, Linda, Kyle and Kayla Gibbons

Message from Benner Family
August 12, 2017 1:56 PM

Our hearts go out to the Stavrides family. With kids roughly the same age and living nearby, we watched these two boys grow up, truly "hand in glove." Nick and Kelly were always together, always polite and willing to stop for a quick chat, and always heading to or from some athletic activity. Kelly's big smile and modesty about his abundant athletic skills were so refreshing in this day in age. What a truly incredible young man. Our prayers will be with you and may God bring comfort to your family during this difficult time.
Message from Mark and AnnaMaria Soltis and Family
August 12, 2017 9:24 AM

Dear Robert,Patti and Nick,
We are brokenhearted about your dear son and brother
Kelly was a kind wonderful friendly handsome cheerful young man
He was truly one of the finest young athletes we ever had the pleasure
to watch and cheer for and we were glad he was Matt's good friend
We are sorry he suffered so very much for so very long
We pray that our dear Lord Jesus will comfort your family during this most
challenging time with His truth
Jesus said,
"I am the resurrection and the life; the one believing in Me, even if he should die, he will live. (John 11:25)
"Let not your hearts be troubled...Believe in God and believe in Me ...
I go to prepare a place for you...and to receive you into My presence."
(John 14:1-3)
May God truly comfort your hearts with these words
We love your dear family and we mourn deeply with you
but we believe he is in the presence of Jesus who died for us on the cross
and rose from the dead to give us the gladness of hope of eternal life
Sincerely-Mark and AnnaMaia Soltis and family
Mackenzie,Samantha and Daniel Graves,Matt,Sandy and Jacqueline
Message from Mark and Anna Maria Soltis and Family
August 11, 2017 9:54 PM

Robert, Patti and Nick,
We are very heartbroken about Kelly. We can't even imagine what you are all going through. We are praying for the Lord's comfort and strength for your family in this very difficult time of sorrow. Kelly was an amazing young man along with Nick. You raised two very nice young men. Kelly was an amazing athlete and so much fun to watch on the football field. He could run so fast and was so athletic. Your sons were such good friends to Matt and we enjoyed their company all the times they were over our house. You were so hospitable to Matt all the times you had him over to your house. We loved Kelly so much. We are so sorry for the very difficult time Kelly went through the last 5 years with severe pain and health challenges. What a strong and courageous young man he was. We care very much about your family and love you all dearly. Sending love and hugs ❤️❤️❤️
Message from Deborah Bruno
August 11, 2017 7:43 PM

What a wonderful son you brought into this world. There aren't many finer, kinder or more humble than Kelly. He truly was the most astonishing athlete many of us ever witnessed from a very young age. His example of courage and his kind heart will truly resonate in Brody's memories and be treasured for always. Kelly visited in our home just a few days ago, he brought with him his big smile, his humor and his laughter. I will forever treasure that visit and the opportunity and blessing of having Kelly as our friend.
There was a double Rainbow stretched across our little neighborhood on Wednesday, I took a picture of it only to later realize that from now on a double Rainbow will always remind me of your amazing son.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you-
The Gustaveson/ Bruno Family
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A candle was lit by Johnathan Hunter on August 11, 2017 1:42 PM
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A candle was lit by Dave, Sheri, Ciera and Skylar Neale on August 11, 2017 11:33 AM
Message from Dave,Sheri, Ciera and Skylar Neale
August 11, 2017 11:32 AM

Patti and Robert,

Please accept our deepest sympathy on the unexpected loss of Kelly. It is a very tragic event and I want you to know that we share your grief.

Kelly was such a vibrant young man and I was always very happy for the positive influence he had Skylar. Kelly had mad skills when it came to sports and we have many fond videos in which they are highlighted. (We will always treasure those memories.)
Kelly was a wonderful friend and teammate.

Nick, you are a wonderful person and we can not remember many times we did not see you without Kelly. Our prayers are with you. We are here for you if you need to talk or just hang out.

The Bible says "Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted." We pray that God will bless you and your family and give all of you the strength to get through this very difficult time.

With very much love and sympathy,

The Neale Family

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A candle was lit by Heidi Stavrides on August 11, 2017 10:04 AM
Message from Bev Rollins
August 11, 2017 9:36 AM

I can still see Kelly and Nick playing ball on the lawn from the time they were little boys. Such a beautiful sight. And recently hearing Kelly playing basketball. Wonderful memories of a life cut short. You did a wonderful job raising your son. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
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A BASKET GARDEN was sent on August 11, 2017

We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of your son. Please accept our condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. -Your friends at DHS.

Message from Devashrayee Family
August 11, 2017 6:52 AM

Stavrides Family,
You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Kelly was an amazing person, inside and out. His smile and compassion for others was constant. As Derek put it, he was "the human joy stick" on the football field and basketball court. Derek loved playing with Kelly no matter the sport. Love you all!
Message from Jay
August 10, 2017 10:02 PM

Was always fun being around always had a smile and an incredibly positive attitude no matter the situation. Sad to hear this, was always an awesome person to talk to and be around, will be missed by many!
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A candle was lit by Jay on August 10, 2017 9:56 PM
Message from Pete and Aimee Grundberg
August 10, 2017 9:44 PM

Your entire family is in our prayers during this difficult time. We never met this dear young man but we can tell how loved he is and how dearly he will be missed.

With Deepest Sympathy,

Pete and Aimee Grundberg
Message from John Robertson
August 10, 2017 8:53 PM

Kelly Stavrides was an amazing young man. Everyone loved Kelly. He was humble, funny, and always had a big smile on his face. I have so many fond memories of Kelly. Our long journey with Kelly began when he was six years old and he was on our son's Junior Jazz basketball team. Our son, Andrew, and Kelly became the best of friends and played basketball and baseball together for the next seven years. Our best memories of Kelly were the years they played baseball together at Bywater Park. Kelly was the best friend our son could ever hope for. With Kelly on the mound as our star pitcher and Andrew his catcher, it seemed like we never lost a game. Kelly was an incredibly talented athlete in every sport. Kelly and his brother, Nick, spent many a day with Andrew at our home and he was always a joy to have around. Kelly loved my pancakes and I would cook them in the middle of the afternoon because I knew how much he liked them. We will miss you terribly, Kelly. We love you. Our condolences to all of the Stavrides family in these difficult circumstances. Sincerely, John Robertson
Message from Steve Riese
August 10, 2017 7:24 PM

My deepest Sympathy! I am heart broken for your loss of Kelly. I can't even imagine what he must have been dealing with. I pray that you find the strength, love an support while dealing with this tragedy. Please know you are in my heart and mind and that if there's anything I can do to somehow ease the pain, please reach out.

Message from The Charlotte Gibbons'
August 10, 2017 7:05 PM

Kelly was a wonderful young man and will be sorely missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers.
Message from Salli Brown
August 10, 2017 6:34 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Kelly as the kindest most polite boy, and such a good friend to Carter. You raised two fine sons. My thoughts are with you.
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