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Obituary for Christian Robert "Chris" Cuomo

Christian Robert Cuomo, 15, of Manlius, beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, teammate, and friend passed away on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, as a result of a tragic skiing accident.

Christian is survived by his parents, Robert F. and Lisa (Sapino) Cuomo; grandfather, Chester Sapino; one brother, Robert E. Cuomo and fiancée, Lindsey Spirk; one sister, Julie S. Cuomo; and his uncle and Godfather, Chester (Lisa) Sapino, III. Also surviving is his best friend and brother, Nicholas D’Ambrosio Jr. and countless other friends who he adored. Christian was predeceased by his beloved grandmother, Ethelyn J. Sapino, who passed away on December 9, 2021. We know she was there to greet him with open arms when he entered Heaven.

Christian was born in Syracuse, New York, on April 8, 2006. He graduated from Immaculate Conception School and is currently a Sophomore at Christian Brothers Academy where his siblings Rob and Julie are proud alumni. Julie is a current faculty member at CBA, and Christian took great pride in having his sister at his school. He woke early every morning and insisted on being the first person to school every day to greet his friends with a handshake. He made the Honor Roll his last semester at school, which made him feel very accomplished. He was also a proud member and leader of the CBA Tennis Team where he will be Captain, in Memoriam, for the 2022-2024 seasons.

Christian’s family and friends consider him a true Renaissance Man; he did more in his 15 years than most people have done in their lifetime. At age 13, Christian became a Junior Black Belt Holder in Karate. He was also an avid sportsman who loved fishing, hunting, shooting, swimming, skiing, biking, playing ping pong, hosting friends, and grilling steaks for his family. Additionally, Christian loved playing video games with his friends on his computer which he proudly built himself.

Christian was a passionate fan of The New York Yankees, The Buffalo Bills, Syracuse University Athletics, and tennis pro, Roger Federer. He also considered himself a true patriot of The United States of America. Christian was a natural leader who aspired to join The United States Navy and become a Judicial Advocate General, a lawyer like his mother.

Even in death, Christian was always thinking of others. Christian selflessly donated his organs and saved the lives of five (5) people. Through those who love him and now those he gave life to, Christian lives on as a true hero.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 4, 2022 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Immaculate Conception Church, 400 Salt Springs Road in Fayetteville, New York.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 10:00 AM at Immaculate Conception Church where Christian was a lifetime communicant.

The Rite of Committal will be immediately following at St. Mary’s Mausoleum in DeWitt, New York (Main Gate).

A reception will follow at Christian Brothers Academy.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Christian Brothers Academy, 6245 Randall Road, Syracuse, NY 13214

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements.