In Memory Of Chad

On the Kids Escaping Drugs Facebook page, we shared the story of Caitlyn who held a lemonade stand to raise money for Kids Escaping Drugs in honor of her father who passed away from an overdose. We would now like to share Chad's story.
Chad M. Virginia, 44, of Baldwinsville, NY passed away on July 31, 2021. Chad was born in Syracuse, NY on June 29, 1977 to William and Karen Virginia. He is survived by his son Caden, daughter Caitlyn, brothers Jason and Matthew, his parents, and many extended family members.

Chad owned Equity Restoration, LLC. and was a master craftsman. He was always willing to lend a hand and often performed selfless jobs and repairs for friends, neighbors, and family. In his free time, Chad spent countless hours researching his family tree as family was most important to him. Chad loved to do things with his family including his children, nieces, nephews, and their friends. They spent many memorable times at parks, around a bonfire, or doing other fun activities. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, as well as teaching his son carpentry and auto mechanics. You would often find Chad attending his children's sporting events (baseball, football, wrestling, soccer, and gymnastics), school plays, concerts, etc. He enjoyed making holidays fun and liked to decorate for all of them. Chad was a true Yankees fan and proudly displayed his love for the team. He also enjoyed football, with the New York Giants as his favorite team.
Chad became a Ham Radio operator where he enjoyed conversations with people around the state. He became interested in developing sustainable food sources and began raising chickens and vegetable gardening. Chad was extremely intelligent and studied/analyzed world events and politics.

We want to thank Caitlyn and her family for sharing Chad's story. Help Caitlyn reach her goal of raising $5,000 for Kids Escaping Drugs by Friday, August 27th by making a donation at https://e.givesmart.com/events/dWz/ in honor of her lemonade stand!

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