Christopher Stephen Yurgeles, 61, a resident of Keene, died unexpectedly on June 26, 2023, in Keene, NH. Chris was born in NJ on August 28, 1961, and moved with his parents and brother to Goshen, NH when he was 3 months old. He was a graduate of Newport High School, attended Casco Bay College(now Andover College) graduated Summa Cum Laude, with an Associates Degree in Computer Science, and completed his education at Keene State College graduating, Magna Cum Laude, in 1985 with a major in Business Management. At the time of his death, he was an employee of Keene State College in the IT Department. Until 2 years ago he operated his own business, Complete Computer Care of Keene.
His varied interests included restoring bicycles, motorcycles and most anything on wheels, collecting guitars, listening to Country Music, Rock and Classical Jazz, pursuing an interest in archaeology and riding the back roads of NH and VT on his motorcycle. His family and friends remember him best for his empathy, generosity, intellect and sense of humor, but most of all for his compassion for animals. During his lifetime he shared his home with many dogs and cats. He left behind, Chloe, Jojo, Georgia and Timmie.
Chris was preceded in death by his father, Michael J. Yurgeles, grandparents, Joseph and Helen Yurgeles, J. Kirk Seaton, Ph.D. and Clara Millikin Seaton and his uncles, R. Kirk Seaton M.D. and Richard Yurgeles. He is survived by his mother, Laura Heather Yurgeles, Asheville, NC, brothers, Michael K. Yurgeles (Nancy), Torrington, CT, Peter A. Yurgeles, (Jill), Vass, NC, nieces, Emilee Binette, Port St. Lucie, FL, Laura Rebecca Gergar, Redding, CT and many grand nieces and nephews. Also, his beloved aunt, Helyn Anderson, Brandon, VT, and cousins, Kaitlin Anderson, Essex Jct. VT and Max Anderson, Essex, VT.
A Gathering of Remembrance will be held on August 12th, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, August 12th., 2023 at Tempesta’s Restaurant, 401 Winchester St. Keene, NH.
Donations in his memory can be sent to:
The Monadnock Humane Society, 101 W Swanzey Rd., Swanzey, NH 03446 https://monadnockhumanesociety.org/