On behalf of the Beach Park Fire Department, we would like to start a fundraiser to help cover funeral costs and services for Lieutenant Chris Samuels. For those who knew him, he leaves behind a great legacy and will truly be missed by all. Those who didn't have the chance to meet Chris, everyone would tell you how infectious is laugh was, and what a dear friend he was to everyone he met. There was not a single person he didn't greet as if they were old friends. He lived everyday carrying out his passions, spending time with those he loved, and trying to make a difference in his world.
Chris loved many things in life, but most of all, he loved his father Mark and son Noah. As many know, Chris was the primary care provider for his dad these last few years after his strokes. He took care of finances, doctor visits, and helped make everyday life easier. Adjusting to these changes in life, are going to be extremely difficult for his family. We would like to use this outlet to also raise money to help support these costs, and make sure they are still taken care of as Chris would've wanted.
Thank you for the outpouring love and support. The information for his services are to come in the next few days. We will provide updates here and on the Beach Park Fire Department Facebook/website. All funding raised will cover all costs of cremation, memorial services, and be split between Mark and Noah equally.
Organizer and beneficiary
Round Lake Beach, IL