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Obituary for Christopher Joseph Ciocon

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CIOCON, Christopher J., The world lost another light with the passing of our beloved Christopher J. Ciocon this morning, Wednesday, July 26, 2023, at the age of 51, after a protracted health struggle over the past 19 years. He remains as he ever was ---- a bright, beautiful, gentle, sentient, and capacious soul. As a child he always wanted to be picked up. He used to tell his caregivers “Up up…carry carry,” and he spent most of his functional adult life carrying the burdens of others – as a reliable and faithful brother, a doting son, a true and enduring friend, and a nursing aid to the disabled. His sensitivity and range of empathy was sometimes too much for him. He internalized the suffering of others without judgement or condition, without risk or expectation. For those of who knew Chris closely, we will always cherish his intelligent eyes, his warm and accepting laugh, his refusal to conform, and his irrepressible love of sharing. We know wherever you are, you are sharing a laugh-filled meal with Dad, Romana, and Euge.

Beloved son to Celia Ciocon and the late Hermogenes Ciocon. Loving brother of Dennis Ciocon and his wife Michele, David Ciocon and his partner Seth Kitzman, and the late Eugene Ciocon. Loving brother-in-law of Jesmary “Giselle” Ciocon. Loving Uncle of Ethan, Emma, and Eva. He also leaves behind his devoted caregivers, Anna Mara Espia, Ed De Lara, and Joseph Hersheck.

A public viewing will take place this Friday, July 28th, 2023 from 5 PM to 8 PM at Vander Plaat-Vermeulen Memorial Home at 530 High Mountain Rd, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417.

A brief funeral service will take place on Saturday, July 29th, 2023, at 9:30 AM also at Vander Plaat-Vermeulen Funeral Home, followed by his interment at Mary Rest Cemetery & Mausoleum at 770 Darlington Ave, Mahwah, NJ 07430.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Christopher’s memory to Chilton Memorial Hospital at, Englewood Hospital at, or Hackensack University Medical Center at