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Carroll J. Hall
Born October 28, 1987
Passed Away
 August 25, 2017

 

Date: 9/23/2017

Time: 4:07:52 PM

Comments:

I am so saddened by CJ's passing. I didn't get to know CJ very well during our time at BHS, but I do have a very fond memory of him in Seattle last year. He went out of his way to say hello to me on the busy streets of downtown. He was so kind and genuine. I am grateful to have had that moment with him, and that's how I will remember CJ. My heartfelt sympathies to the entire Hall family. May you find the strength you need, and to CJ, may you rest in peace.
-Allison

Name:

Allison Remmer
City: Seattle
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 9/22/2017

Time: 3:34:07 PM

Comments:

Dear Theresa Phil Laura and family.
We are so sad CJ is no longer with us.
We have wonderful memories of our get together when the kids were younger. We wish you strength in these difficult days.
Gary Margreet Rudi and Peter Pettersen.

Name:

Margreet Pettersen
City: Bainbridge Island
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 9/22/2017

Time: 10:20:27 AM

Comments:

CJ was a great colleague and enjoyable for the spirit and enthusiasm brought to the office team. Eager to help on clients, and always up for an extended discussion on the Hawks or Mariners, or a team outing to a game or elsewhere.

It's never easy to say goodbye and especially for such a young man with a gracious heart. CJ you will be missed.

Name:

Greg Nordquist
City: Gig Harbor
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 9/21/2017

Time: 10:26:10 AM

Comments:

CJ, you were a gift to us all. To be in your presence and feel your warmth, your unique charisma and deep compassion for others brought unwavering joy. Your laughter, healthy curiosity, and dependable swag casts a warm light on my younger years. A light that will stay with me as I go on to live a journey worthy of your memory. You were loved deeply by your island, a community where your legacy will never dim. Rest in peace, dear friend. All my love Laura, Phil and Theresa.

Name:

Alana MacWhorter
City: Seattle
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 9/14/2017

Time: 12:10:43 PM

Comments:

I have been so grateful to have reconnected with CJ over the past few years and humbled by the man I was able to get to know again. My thoughts are with his family and his girlfriend.

Name:

Katlin Kellow
City:
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 9/11/2017

Time: 8:08:11 PM

Comments:

Theresa and family:

I was shocked and saddened to learn last week of CJ's passing. I have very fond memories of working with and getting to know CJ during our time together at the FHLB. He was always pleasant and up-beat, a real pleasure to be around. I know I can't fathom the sense of loss you are feeling at this time but hope, with the passage of time, you will be comforted by fond memories of your time with your wonderful son. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

Name:

Mike Brandeberry
City: Seattle
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 9/11/2017

Time: 1:52:57 PM

Comments:

CJ was a personable and thoughtful colleague and team member at Russell and we will miss him greatly.
My heart goes out to his family and friends.
Sylvia & family

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Sylvia Horstmann
City: New York
State: NY
Country: USA

Date: 9/11/2017

Time: 11:39:21 AM

Comments:

Dear Phil, Theresa and Laura,

I always enjoyed spending time with C.J. whenever I came up to Seattle to visit Aaron and Hayley. I saw C.J. and Aaron this past May when I visited and we went out for a dim sum lunch in the International District and we had fun catching up.
C.J. was a very good friend of Aaron and Hayley's and they enjoyed each others company immensely.
I know that Aaron, Hayley and I will miss him deeply and we cherish the time and memories we have of being all together.
C.J. was a loving caring soul and always treated me with kindness and respect.
He will always be remembered in my heart. I am sorry that I could not attend the memorial service on 09/23/17 but I will be making a donation for the Romanian orphanage through East West outreach in C.J.'s name. I am so sorry for your loss. C.J. was such a wonderful person and I am pleased that I got to know him since he was a freshman in college.

Name:

Judy Raff
City: Corte Madera
State: CA
Country: USA

Date: 9/11/2017

Time: 9:07:08 AM

Comments:

Dear Hall family,
I am sorry for your loss.
I knew CJ through our sustainable work practices group at work. I appreciated his high energy and sense of humor. And he always had a smile on his face, and a friendly greeting for those he met.
Sincerely,
Natalie Miller

Name:

Natalie Miller
City: Seattle
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 9/9/2017

Time: 7:55:50 AM

Comments:

To my Seattle Hall Family
I am incredibly saddened by CJ's passing. It was such a pleasure to get to know CJ as an adult and I am so grateful for that. He was a bright, intelligent, compassionate young man and will be terribly missed.

From "The Little Prince"

People have stars, but they aren't the same. For travelers, the stars are guides. For other people, they're nothing but tiny lights. And for still others, for scholars, they're problems. For my businessman, they were gold. But all those stars are silent stars. You, though, you'll have stars like nobody else."
"What do you mean?"
"When you look up at the sky at night, since I'll be living on one of them, since I'll be laughing on one of them, for you, it'll be as if all the stars are laughing. You'll have stars that can laugh!"
And he laughed again.
"And when you're consoled (everyone is eventually consoled), you'll be glad you've known me. You'll always be my friend. You'll feel like laughing with me. And you'll open your windows sometimes just for the fun of it... And your friends will be amazed to see you laughing while you're looking up at the sky. Then you'll tell them, 'Yes, it's the stars. They always make me laugh!"

I am honored to have known you and will keep laughing with you in the stars!

Linda

Name:

Linda Hall Smith
City: Irvine
State: CA
Country: USA

Date: 9/8/2017

Time: 2:25:20 PM

Comments:

Friends and Family of CJ,

I am deeply saddened by the sudden loss of a young man whom I grew to love and admire deeply over the last few years. I had been thinking to re-connect with him just a short time before I learned that he was no longer with us. I regret that I did not seize that moment to call him. I loved his energetic and creative spirit. We talked many times about the challenges of being human and trying to grow up in a world where just being human can be very difficult.

His sudden passing is a reminder to me to seize each moment when there is a chance to connect with and appreciate one another. We are all dangling by the slimmest of threads to this life. I miss him already.

Somehow, against all odds, may each one who loved him find peace and healing in the days to come.

With you in spirit,

David Hager

Name:

David Hager
City: Bainbridge Island
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 9/8/2017

Time: 5:25:58 AM

Comments:

Dear Phil and Theresa,

I am so sorry for the loss of CJ. He was a great friend, a kind soul and a bright personality. Thank you very much for giving us the opportunity to celebrate CJ's life with you all, he will be missed.

Love,

Pat & Kelcey

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Pat Layton
City: New York
State: NY
Country: USA

Date: 9/7/2017

Time: 7:18:48 PM

Comments:

CJ was one of our daughter, Kaitlyn's, best friends, but we all got to know him fairly well over the years, as he'd come by and hang out in our kitchen, first when he and Kait were at BHS, and later, when Kait was home for the holidays from LA. We followed his progress through college and beyond, and were so happy to hear of his successes, including post grad exams, a great job, and being the first of his peers to buy his own home. CJ was a genuine, gentle, and sensitive person, who was always welcome in our home. He will always hold a special place in our hearts.

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Dianne and David Curtin
City: Bainbridge Island
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 9/7/2017

Time: 5:42:34 PM

Comments:

Dear Teresa, all of your loving friends at FHLB Seattle are deeply heartbroken to learn of CJ's passing. We want you to know how much we love you, and walk beside you in spirit as you travel the journey of grieving the loss of your beautiful son. For CJ's loving family and friends, please find comfort in Leonard Cohen's words: "Come my friend, be not afraid. We are so lightly here. It is in love we are made. In love we disappear." Deepest blessings to you, my friend. Love, Cecelia Kelly

Name:

Cecelia Kelly
City: Atlanta
State: GA
Country: USA

Date: 9/7/2017

Time: 1:48:44 PM

Comments:

CJ was one of my sister's best friends growing up on Bainbridge but he meant a lot to me as well. He was always there for her when she needed him. He was a selfless, compassionate, extremely kind and hard working person. Always cracking jokes and laughing, he was so positive despite anything life was throwing at him. One of my favorite qualities about CJ was his incredible ability to be truly present when he was with you - he was such a good listener and always engaged in conversation with curiosity and care. When I lived on Capitol Hill for a time a few blocks from him, I loved how we'd randomly bump into each other unexpectedly and take turns giving one another the DL on life and family. I'll miss his beaming smile and bear hugs immensely. CJ was a rare and wonderful human being - he left an imprint on everyone he met - and while the world was a much better place with him in it, it's also a better place now because he was in it. I'm so grateful for the times we shared and the memories I can now carry with me. My deepest sympathy to his family and loved ones.

Name:

Kendra Curtin
City: Seattle
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 9/7/2017

Time: 9:31:23 AM

Comments:

My deepest sympathies to the Hall family for your loss. While I only knew CJ a short time, he was a special person. May the love of those around you help you through the days.

Barbara Loper

Name:

Barbara Loper
City: Hurricane
State: UT
Country: USA

Date: 9/6/2017

Time: 1:43:43 PM

Comments:

Phil we are so sorry to see this obituary. We old timers expect to be buried by our sons and not the other way around. Our family is truly sorry for your loss.

Name:

Gary Loverich
City: Bainbridge Island
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 9/6/2017

Time: 1:22:13 PM

Comments:

I had the opportunity to meet CJ at the FHLB Seattle and he was a positive presence all the time. His intellectual curiosity and pursuit of his CFA charter were both fun to watch and participate in. His genuine interest in others is something that I will always remember him for. CJ is a neat guy, a fun guy and someone I really enjoyed getting to know.

Theresa, Family and Friends, we have lost a good one in CJ and the hearts of your FHLB friends stand with you in this most difficult time.

God Bless,
Brett Manning

Name:

Brett Manning
City: Seattle
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 9/6/2017

Time: 12:57:07 PM

Comments:

From Bainbridge Babies to Bainbridge Spartans I will forever cherish our many memories together. I miss your smile, laugh, hugs and swag, but I am so grateful for the time we shared.

Sending my love to your family and Taylor.

Love you always,

xx

Name:

Erin Keefe
City: Venice Beach
State: CA
Country: USA

Date: 9/6/2017

Time: 6:00:43 AM

Comments:

I will always remember CJ for his intelligence, hard work, and gregarious personality. I know that his time at the College of Charleston was cherished and will always be remembered by his friends, classmates and professors. I am praying for Taylor and CJ's family.

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Jocelyn Evans
City: Charleston
State: SC
Country: USA

Date: 9/5/2017

Time: 9:26:24 PM

Comments:

Dear Hall Family,

I saw C.J. a couple of months ago, He was out for a walk with Taylor in West Seattle. He called out to me from across the street and we got a chance to catch up. When I spoke with him during his walk he had really grown up and was so mature, I was impressed by all he had accomplished since we graduated. C.J.’s sense of humor, good nature, and interest in others reminded me still of the kid I knew playing together on the beach, at the park, and at school. The C.J. I remember was great athlete, always teaching me new pitches (circle change, cutter, drop curve). He was exceptionally gracious and had a sly sense of humor. I will miss him. I hope this note finds it’s way to him in heaven - David Anderson

We were shocked to hear that C.J. passed away and wanted you to know that we are thinking of you Theresa, Phil and Laura. I remember when our kids played together and C.J. used to boss Laura around, like only a brother can. My husband and I wish you the strength to cope with this great grief and are saddened that we won't be able to attend the service in memory of C.J. - Hilde Anderson Chichester and David Chichester

As a shy kid, I always appreciated the way in which C.J. asked how I was doing and paid attention to me. Even as I went into high school, C.J. always made a point to say hello and see what I was up to. He was a stand up guy, and I never lost the impression that he was genuinely interested in the lives of others. And he always made me laugh! When we were young, Laura and I looked up to our brothers and despised them at the same time, as only sisters can. In truth, we appreciated their guidance and love. C.J.’s will be very missed. – Lynn Anderson

Sending love from our family to the Halls and keeping you in our thoughts each day – The Andersons/Chichesters

Name:

David and Jill Anderson, Lynn Anderson, Hilde Anderson Chichester, David Chichester
City: Bainbridge Island
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 9/5/2017

Time: 8:37:57 PM

Comments:

"We shall be with you in the Fellowship of the Spirt, and you will surely meet some of us as you trudge the road of Happy Destiny.
May God bless you and keep you-until then."

Name:

Karl Buchmeier
City: Bainbridge Island
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 9/5/2017

Time: 8:08:15 PM

Comments:

I will miss you, CJ. I enjoyed serving with CFA Society Seattle alongside you.

Name:

Alan R.
City: Seattle
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 9/5/2017

Time: 5:50:12 PM

Comments:

Hello - I am deeply sorry for the family's loss. It was a joy to know and work with CJ. He was always super friendly and full of new ideas, and constantly brought enthusiasm and energy to the team. He will always be remembered fondly.

Name:

Jyoti Vasudev
City: Seattle
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 9/5/2017

Time: 4:28:42 PM

Comments:

Save me a chair up in the big meeting my friend. You are loved

Name:

Marisa Castaneda
City: Bainbridge Island
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 9/5/2017

Time: 4:00:26 PM

Comments:

Enjoyed my years working with CJ at Russell Investments as he supported me and many of my clients in his portfolio analyst role. Will fondly remember catching a Mariner game together, and a joint trip over a couple of days to Scottsdale, AZ to visit a client we were both working on.

It was much too soon for such a young vibrant personality. You had a positive influence on all you came in contact with and your influence will be felt for a long time going forward.

Name:

Matt Clay
City: Scottsdale
State: AZ
Country: USA

Date: 9/5/2017

Time: 3:14:34 PM

Comments:

"I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back." ~ Maya Angelou


CJ... he was that especially witty and fun colleague who always provided a warm welcome and good cheer each time our work with CFA Society Seattle brought us together, most recently at the January 2017 CFA Seattle Economic Forecast Dinner.


Here is one our favorite volunteer photos (link below) of CJ "throwing something back" as a volunteer to the CFA Institute's May 2014 Annual Conference held in Seattle at the Washington Convention Center.


In typical CJ fashion, he is seen here surrounded by friends and colleagues and wearing a big smile on his face!


Name:

Amber Fowler
City: Woodinville
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 9/5/2017

Time: 2:49:11 PM

Comments:

I was lucky to know CJ. He and my son, Paul, played Little League Baseball and our families bonded during the magical 10 year old season. As a mom, it was so fun to watch these boys grow up and even as they went their separate ways after high school graduation, they remained in touch. I will always remember CJ as a kind and respectful young man with the sweetest smile and a warm caring heart. 

Name:

Linda De Barros
City: Apollo Beach
State: FL
Country: USA

Date: 9/5/2017

Time: 2:26:41 PM

Comments:

I have many fond memories of C.J. from Island Fitness, CFA Seattle, and meeting up for an after work beer. He was a class act and will be sorely missed. My heart goes out to all of his family and friends.

Name:

Andrew Loechl
City: Bainbridge Island
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 9/5/2017

Time: 2:07:52 PM

Comments:

CJ: Knowing you since pre school and as friend of many including your fellow pre schooler through high school my daughter Erin. Always a friendly upbeat word to offer when I ran into you over the years and in ferry commutes. Your spirit will always be with us and watching over your family and special friends.

Name:

Rob Keefe
City: Bainbridge Island
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 9/5/2017

Time: 1:45:10 PM

Comments:

I miss you CJ!

Name:

Mac Webb
City: Sequim
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 9/5/2017

Time: 12:50:10 PM

Comments:

CJ was such a pleasure to be around! He was easy going and very helpful. As soon as you met him, you knew he would be your friend. As a volunteer, he was dependable and enjoyed working with people and helping them feel comfortable. I always looked forward to seeing CJ at our events and knew he would have a warm smile and friendly hug or hand shake...and he always brought the "fun" out of everyone! I will miss him terribly and feel so blessed to have gotten to know him over the years.

Name:

Pam Cahill
City: Spokane
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 9/5/2017

Time: 11:08:23 AM

Comments:

Rest in peace C.J. We didn't know each other well, but I always remember your shy smile when we passed one another in Century Square.

My prayers and thoughts are with your family during this difficult time.

Name:

Thuy Gruner
City: Seattle
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 9/4/2017

Time: 9:15:38 PM

Comments:

CJ had a zest for life. Only haveing a couple interactions with him, I quickly noticed how genuine and real of a person he was. He was engaging and easy to talk to. And nothing could compare to his golf game! May your spirit live on with all the lives you have touched.

Name:

Alex Avellone
City: San Francisco
State: CA
Country: USA

Date: 9/4/2017

Time: 6:17:08 PM

Comments:

CJ, We will miss your smiling face and kind heart. Since pre-school, you were like a second son. Phil, Theresa, Laura, & Taylor, we are so saddened by your loss. CJ was an Island treasure to all who knew him. He was a loyal son, brother, partner, and friend. Karen & John

Name:

Karen Klein
City: Bainbridge Island
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 9/4/2017

Time: 6:14:22 PM

Comments:

CJ, I will always cherish the fun we had playing golf in Golden Gate Park, laughing our way through nine holes. You have a great swing and thanks for the pointers.

Name:

Michael Avellone
City: San Francisco
State: CA
Country: USA

Date: 9/4/2017

Time: 5:08:52 AM

Comments:

Fond memories of C J playing ball and growing up. Shagging fly balls for him at rotary field batting practice. Heart felt sympathy for Phil, Teresa and Laura.

Name:

Daryl Thixton
City: Kingston
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 9/4/2017

Time: 1:26:59 AM

Comments:

CJ you were a truly special friend. I will always value our deep conversations, inside jokes, and your hilarious impressions. All of my best to Phil, Theresa, Laura, and Taylor -- I'm thinking of you all often. Rest in peace, CJ.

Willy

Name:

Willy Delius
City: Bainbridge Island
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 9/3/2017

Time: 10:02:31 PM

Comments:

To my best friend, true love, and hunka hunka,

You weren't just my boyfriend, you were the light of my life; the yin to my yang and my other half. I have so many incredible memories with you (secret hiking spots, M's games, East Coast trip, car sing-alongs, the adventures were endless). The last two years we have spent together have been filled with so much unconditional love and just the best of times. I feel so lucky to have spent the last days before your passing with you on an unforgettable trip to the East Coast and to your old school, College of Charleston. You have taught me how to love, be loved, and be completely head over heels in love with someone. I miss your laugh, your silly nicknames for me, and your sweet voice when singing, rapping, and just telling me sweet nothings. God really did take one of the best, but I know you will be with me every day; guiding me, singing to me, and in my heart. You'll always have half my heart babe. I love you, forever and always.

Love, Tay

Name:

Taylor Shimizu
City: Seattle
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 9/3/2017

Time: 4:46:00 PM

Comments:

We were so sorry and saddened to read about CJ's passing. Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your extended family. May all of the memories you have of CJ over the years sustain you. Peace will come in time.

With love and friendship,
Randi and John

Name:

Randi Vollers Wilson
City: Bainbridge Island
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 9/3/2017

Time: 2:38:18 PM

Comments:

For the most part I have known CJ as Laura's brother and greatly admired their unconditional companionship and adventurous attitude they shared together. I did have the fortune to meet CJ briefly and found an instantaneous connection to him, talking and joking as if we had been friends for years. You don't meet many people like that in life and I am so glad I was able to meet him and that cute dog/sidekick of his when I had the chance.

זיכרונו לברכה. May his memory be a blessing to us all.

Name:

Coby Vardy
City: San Francisco
State: CA
Country: USA

Date: 9/3/2017

Time: 2:00:52 PM

Comments:

CJ,
It was a pleasure to know you briefly yet deeply and a great sorrow to lose you so soon. I have no understanding of why but hold on to faith.
Phil,
My heart is with you and your family.
Lissa Bennett

Name:

Lissa Bennett
City: Quilcene
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 9/3/2017

Time: 1:54:36 PM

Comments:

I have no words which can convey my sympathies or my sadness over this untimely loss. Please know that I am with your family in a spirit of love as you make this difficult journey.

Yours truly,
Jay Wiggs

Name:

Jay Wiggs
City: Quilcene
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 9/3/2017

Time: 12:23:19 PM

Comments:

CJ will truly be missed! We have been neighbors for the past few years and we grew up on the Island together. I am so sad he is gone but grateful for the times I had with him. From dinners at Machvellis, baseball or basketball in the park, talking about real estate or investing, dogs, relationships and our mutual love of the Seahawks. He was such a vibrant young man.

Love and prayers to the Hall family and everyone missing CJ.

Devereux Riddell

Name:

Devereux Riddell
City: Seattle
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 9/3/2017

Time: 11:51:54 AM

Comments:

I only had the pleasure of meeting CJ a few times, however, I was impressed by his sweetness and insight. He will be truly missed. He sure made a positive impact in his few short years. My heart and prayers go out to all the family and friends grieving CJ's sudden loss.

Name:

Beth Fiorini
City: Sequim
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 9/3/2017

Time: 11:03:33 AM

Comments:

I have many great memories of CJ during his elementary school years at Ordway. HIs smile and positive attitude was always evident and had an impact on those around him.

As he grew up, I enjoyed the random times we would run into each other. He always had time to visit, talk a little baseball, and share what he was up to.

My thoughts and prayers of comfort go out to his family.

Name:

Bruce Colley
City: Bainbridge Island
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 9/3/2017

Time: 8:24:50 AM

Comments:

I was heartbroken when I heard of CJ's passing. It was an honor and a privilege to spend many an hour drinking coffee with him and watching beautiful growth. We've lost a treasure. Phil, Theresa and Laura I'm so very sorry.

Name:

Sara Hayward
City: Bainbridge Island
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 9/2/2017

Time: 9:28:49 PM

Comments:

CJ,
I look forward to meeting you on the other side.
Thank you for making the world a better place while you were here and leaving it a better place for having been here.

Love,
Your Cousin Kelly

Name:

Keldon Rush
City: Seattle
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 9/2/2017

Time: 8:43:10 PM

Comments:

So very sorry Phil and Theresa. You have been inducted now into the club of parents who have lost a child. It's not a club any of us would choose, but deep and loving souls dwell there.. much comfort can be found in those who've entered in before us. I'm so very, very sorry for your enormous loss. May God grant you much comfort.

Name:

Allyson Stuhlmiller
City: Olympia
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 9/2/2017

Time: 8:27:40 PM

Comments:

I will always have such great memories with CJ from Pee Wee football. You just couldn't resist to love that little guy. May you Rest In Peace my friend.
Walt Hannon

Name:

Walt Hannon
City: Bainbridge Island
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 9/2/2017

Time: 6:17:33 PM

Comments:

Rest in Peace, CJ. You are missed. Love you!

Name:

Nellie Hall
City: Bainbridge Island
State: WA
Country: USA