Christopher Charles Holmes, 28, passed unexpectedly on September 17, 2018. Chris was the beloved son of Charles Holmes III of New Canaan and Michelle McNerney of Norwalk. In his youth, Christopher most enjoyed acting in the Crystal Theater and perfecting his downhill skiing abilities while growing up in Norwalk, Connecticut. He went through the Norwalk school system, graduating from Norwalk High School in 2008. While he started his college career at the University of California, Santa Barbara, he graduated from Cornell University School of Labor and Industrial Relations in 2012. Chris was passionate about writing, and he was a voracious reader. He was extremely knowledgeable about media relations and politics. His interests led him to 4 years of employment at Penguin Random House in New York City, and he recently moved to Washington DC for a job opportunity at POLITICO magazine.