Bobby Frank Chi Laid to Rest

Father Colin Kelly officiates at the graveside service for Bobby Chi. Photo by Leland Lehman/
Members of The American Legion Riders of Los Alamos honor Bobby Chi. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Staff Report:

Bobby Frank Chi, 31, born in Los Alamos, New Mexico June 14, 1982, unexpectedly passed away July 17, 2013. 

Bobby was caring and loved life. He will be remembered for his ambitious pursuits of knowledge, new challenges, love of ghost hunting, and living in the moment. Bobby thrived on celebrating and enjoying life to the fullest and probably experienced more in his 31 years than most. He could light up a room with his energy and enthusiasm, bringing smiles and laughter to any situation.

In 2009, Bobby pursued a career with the United States Army as a proud infantryman; where he met his wife Shannon in Hinesville, Georgia, while stationed at Ft. Stewart following boot camp at Ft. Benning.  

Bobby recently returned to Los Alamos where he found employment at The Finishing Touch and was looking forward to setting roots. One of the greatest prides of his life was the birth of his daughter Jocelyn. 

He was excited about joining The American Legion Riders of Los Alamos. 

Bobby is survived by his wife Shannon, his daughter Jocelyn, step-daughters Calandra and Cassidy, mother Lisa Carey, father Mitchell Chi, mother-in-law Calleen Callahan, grandparents Linnea and George Sarwinski, sister Monica Ireland and her husband Kevin, brother Skyler Chi, pseudo brother (cousin) Thaddeus Clancy, sister-in-law Kayla Callahan, brother-in-law Shane Callahan, two uncles Greg Sarwinski (Georgia) and George Sarwinski, two aunts Anna Swertfeger (Tom) and Anita Dunmar (Dave), neice Norah Ireland, cousins Ashley Sarwinski, Kameron Dunmar and a multitude of caring friends, and other extended family including Bruce Hawkins.

Bobby is preceded in death by father-in-law Shaun Callahan, brother-in-law Allen Myers, and his pappaw Frank Hawkins. 

He was laid to rest at Guaje Pines Cemetery Thursday in Los Alamos





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