Harlan Christopher Squier, 27, passed away on January 16, 2023. He was born on November 6, 1995 to Graham and Melissa Squier in Orlando, Florida. Christopher, or Chris, as we called him, was always a big personality. He was born into this world in a matter of 35 minutes and never stopped his full speed.
Chris was a wonderful child, 98th percentile the doctors would say as he grew. Then, school began and he carried his caring heart to the younger students, especially to the students who needed more. He was always achieving high scores and in the top of his classes. Chris danced competitively, he wrestled on his high school team, he played football and loved all the activity and connections these sports gave him. He couldn’t be just a little personality, he was always a big personality, touching as many people as he could with his heart. High School was a challenge for Chris. On the outside he fit in, he looked good, he spoke well and was highly intelligent… but on the inside he was in pain.
His addiction began and sadly took his life in the end. Chris went to Asheville, North Carolina and found recovery. Chris’ “family” in Asheville meant the world to him, the 8 years he spent in Asheville helped him discover so much about himself. Chris was sober for almost 6 years, but around year 4 he started letting the addict start making choices for him. They were just small choices and they couldn’t hurt. If you know addiction, give an inch and it takes a mile. He couldn’t stop, it wouldn’t let him. His addiction finally took his life, at 27-years-old, for which we are heartbroken, saddened, and shattered.
Christopher is survived by his mother and father Graham and Melissa Squier, his brother and sister in law, Ted and Betsy Coderman, his sister and brother in law, Brittany and Steve Trumbull, and his sister Abbie Squier. He has two nieces, Mae and Maliena and three nephews, Steven, Kane and Witin. He is also survived by his maternal grandmother (Nana), Vernice Andriotis, his paternal Great Aunt, Margaret Johnson and her children and grandchildren, his uncles, Pete Andriotis, Jon Andriotis, Greg Andriotis and his wife Wendy, Alan Squier and his Aunt Susanne Armentrout. He is also survived by his maternal 1st cousins, Pete IV, Gary, Tony, Anita, Gregory Michael and his wife Alisha, Lindsay and her husband Jon, Nicholas, Caroline, Camden and his fiance Hannah, Eric and his wife Anastasia, Jesse and his paternal 1st cousins, Eric and Haley and her husband Steve and second cousins.
A family viewing will take place at Dobbs Funeral Home 430 N Kirkman Rd, Orlando, Florida 32811, Monday evening, January 23rd, at 5:00 pm followed by an open viewing at 6:00 pm for those who cannot make the service on Tuesday.
Services will be provided by Dobbs Funeral Home and held at St. Andrew Catholic Church on 801 Hastings Street, Orlando, Fl 32808 on January 24th. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Catholic service begins at 11:00 a.m.
Come as you are, Chris wouldn’t want it any other way. This has been very painful to write so we hope we haven’t missed anyone. A memorial service for Chris will be held later in Asheville, date/time will be announced once finalized.