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Old March 9th, 2015, 19:12   #31
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I offer my condolences to his family for his passing. I got to know Chris and will always remember what a fine and giving individual he was.

I bought a new Passat from Chris last October during a business trip back East. When I was about an hour from the dealership on Friday night, he had my new Passat parked in front of the dealership and a guy looking at a used Jeep plowed into the new car and about totaled it. I arrived, and Chris was speechless.

We worked on a deal for a new Passat at another dealership in Maryland on Saturday morning and I got a similar car, but had to drive one of his new ones to the dealership in trade. I had a loaned Dealer plate for the trip home and sent it back to him that next week.

Chris handled the mess as good as anyone could have and made me feel great. In subsequent weeks, we laughed over that crazy car sale and really had a great friendship going. I am so sad over hearing about his loss. He was an exceptional person and very giving of himself without wanting anything back in return.

The Club has lost a great friend.
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Old March 9th, 2015, 19:32   #32
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Wow. Never dealt with him but again, everything I read about him was positive. I generally don't like car salesmen, but I feel that I would have liked him. Rest in peace, Chris.
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Old March 9th, 2015, 20:09   #33
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I never met Chris or bought a car from him... But from everything I've read, I sure wish I had gotten the chance to.
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Old March 9th, 2015, 20:12   #34
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...The Club has lost a great friend.
Well said, Tony. Fair winds on your journey, Chris.
Never wrestle with pigs. You both get dirty and the pig likes it.
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Old March 9th, 2015, 23:59   #35
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WOW Sad news... huge lost for our community & deepest condolences to his family
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Old March 10th, 2015, 02:11   #36
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I am speechless ,....I just talked with him over pm on 2/12/15 and have purchased a couple cars from him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.

Chris was a great car salesman....but more importantly I think he was a great person. We used to always talk about how he lived in Glen Burnie, MD at one time.

I remember the first time I bought a car from him and his hilarious ring tone on his cell phone. I will miss him and this is a big loss to the forum as well.

I knew he had health issues a while back but his passing comes as a surprise to me. This makes me very sad.
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Old March 10th, 2015, 02:53   #37
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Rest in peace, Chris. You will be missed from the club!
My condolences to all close to him.
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Old March 10th, 2015, 03:40   #38
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Ditto to all the moving words said above.
I purchased my TDI from Chris after he picked me up at 7AM on a Sunday morning at the Philly airport / DEC 21......No Lie. (It was the car he had ordered for YARNY who was transferring to the UK)
We used his Jetta as the office..... during our two plus hours together I kept telling myself what a great MAN.
You know the type....after a half hour you've known him for years.
I am truly saddened to hear of his passing.

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Old March 10th, 2015, 03:58   #39
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Please pass well wishes for fond memories to his family.

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Old March 10th, 2015, 04:18   #40
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awesome individual, flew in from Houston to pickup my 13 Passat spent several hours together, my brother, Chris and I ate all the pretzels before we left the dealership. Encounter etched in my brain. Knew every aspect of the car and related it well. "fahrvergnugen' took a hit Sunday
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Old March 10th, 2015, 07:11   #41
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Chris will be missed. His caring attitude towards members of TDIClub was always appreciated. I never had a chance to meet him but was glad fro those he helped.

Please pass my condolences to his family.
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Old March 10th, 2015, 07:26   #42
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I'm unfamiliar with who he may be, but agree its sad to read about a great loss to this great community. May you be looking down from above, waving with Leonard Nimoy "live long and prosper" to the members and vehicles of this forum. Best wishes to the Family, this would be a cool thread to have printed and displayed at the ceromony to show, not only the love from his close family and friends who will be there, but his connection to the TDI community across the states and how many have come together to show their thoughts and condolences..

I'll put a few miles on my TDI today and let my turbo sing the song of 18psi in memory of our loss.
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Old March 10th, 2015, 07:44   #43
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It's sad to lose such a nice guy.

I bought my first brand-new car from Chris in 2012. I still speak of my experience to friends because service at that level is a thing of legend. I took the train up from DC the day after Thanksgiving, Chris picked me up from the train station, fed me, and worked out a great deal. I didn't pull out of the dealership until well after 11pm because he sent the car back to the detailer three times.

He will be missed.
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Old March 10th, 2015, 08:00   #44
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Godspeed Chris
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Old March 10th, 2015, 09:10   #45
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Truly a major loss. We got a Golf from him, and I sent lots of other folks his way. I'm sorry to hear this news.
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