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“So sorry to just now hear of the passing of Past Commander of Navy Club Ship 245, Chris Eldridge. My condolences to his family and friends. Sincerely...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Cate Burrows - New Haven, IN

“Chris will be greatly missed! I had a lot of respect for him. Judy....you have my deepest sympathy. ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Kim Bassett - New Haven, IN

“My family, Kurt Rehling, Danielle Larson, and Kevin Rehling send their heartfelt sympathies to you and your family. MayGod heal your broken hearts...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“Judy, there are just no words to express our sorrow. We will definitely miss Chris's smiling face at the club. Please know that we are keeping you...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Rick & Babs Husted - Fort Wayne, IN

“Our hearts and prayers go out to your family. The Hayes family. ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: David Hayes - Livemore, CA

“My heart hurts for all of you. Chris was definitely one of my favorite people. Loved his smile. Always had a good time when we were together. I will...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Cheryl Knoblauch - Fort Wayne, IN

“So sorry for his loss. Enjoyed, so much, working with him. Rest easy now Chris. ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Karla - Fort Wayne, IN

“Because of health reasons we are unable to attend viewing and funeral. Please accept our deepest sympathies for your loss. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Ed and Nancy Cornejo - Decatur, IN

“Judy and family, so sorry for your loss. ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Chris Smith

“Please accept my sincerest condolences for your loss. I hope that words such those found at John 6:40 bring you comfort at this difficult time. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“My sincere condolences to the entire family. ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Jane Marquardt - Fort Wayne, IN

“So sorry to hear. My thoughts and prayers are with the family ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Cindi Miller - Herscher, IL

“Chris you were a great mentor, colleague, and friend. I will truly miss you and will always remember you. Judy you and the whole family are in our...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Marvin Heimann - Decatur, IN


Chris Roger Lee Eldridge, 65, passed away on January 28, 2019. He was born on June 2, 1953 in Fort Wayne, IN, the son of the late Chester Eldridge and Marlene Keesler. Chris graduated from North Side High School and joined the Navy. He was a Navy Seal and two time Vietnam Veteran. After eleven years he was honorably discharged. He went on to work for the Veterans Administration and most recently worked as a Pipe Fitter at the VA Hospital. Chris was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending time in the pool, vacationing, and visiting the beach. He was a past Commander at Navy Club Ship 245, and also a member of American Legion Post 330. Surviving are his loving wife of 26 years, Judy Eldridge; children, Nichole Miles and Chad (Christina) Eldridge; step-children, Stacy Glancy and Andy (Jessica) Lee; 8 grandchildren, siblings, Marita Rose (Stanley) Miller, Kevin (Teresa) Keesler, Kirt Keesler, and Kelly (Jason) Henning. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 1, 2019 at D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46805, with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 31, 2019 also at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to The Shepherd's House.