Chris was born December 24, 1968 in Lewiston, NY to Frank and Carolyn Richel. Chris struggled for many years with heart disease, but handled it all with positivity and grace. His strength of character was a blessing and inspiration to many others. He is survived by his parents of Mesa, AZ; his brother Marc and his wife Melissa of Lancaster, NY; his sister Jennifer and her husband Chris of Mesa, AZ; his much loved nieces Victoria Richel and Emily Sekenski; his nephews Sebastian Richel and Joshua Sekenski; as well as many other cherished aunts, uncles, cousins, and dear friends.
Services will be held at the San Tan Mountain View Funeral home, 21809 S Ellsworth, Queen Creek on Saturday, May 12th at 12:30pm. All are welcome to attend.