Chris Bravo

Obituary of Chris Bravo

Christopher Michael Bravo, 35, of Matthews, NC, passed away Saturday, March 25, 2023, at Novant Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, NC with his parents by his side. Chris was born January 17, 1988, in Elmira, NY, to James Mark Bravo and Roxanne Marie Hmiel Bravo. In addition to his parents, Chris is also survived by his sister, Melissa (Brian) Moore; nephew, Miles Moore; niece, Reese Moore; dear friends, Chris and Kayla D'Allura and their children, Michael, Christopher, and Daniel (who lovingly called Chris "Uncle Bravo"); and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Chris was preceded in death by his grandparents, Duane and Marjorie Bravo and Thomas and Marion Hmiel; and cousin, Brian Bravo. Chris was a 2006 honors graduate of Elmira Free Academy. Chris studied music business at The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam (2010) and saxophone performance at UNC School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, NC, where he earned his master's degree (2012). Chris was the retail manager of the Music & Arts store in Concord, NC. Chris was an avid NY Yankees fan and NASCAR fan. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with family, and never missed the opportunity to celebrate holidays and special occasions with the D’Alluras’. Chris will be remembered for his dead-pan sense of humor, and quiet and gentle demeanor. He was a friend to everyone and will be greatly missed and forever loved. A Celebration of Life will be held at First Presbyterian Church at 1054 W. Clinton St., Elmira, NY on Saturday, April 15th at 1:00 PM. The family invites you to partake in lunch and sharing of memories and stories. A Memorial Mass in Celebration of Chris' Life was held at St. James The Greater Catholic Church in Concord, NC. A webcast of the service is available at: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Arctic League (PO Box 113; Elmira, NY 14901) or Thursday Morning Musicales Scholarship Fund (153 Woodlawn Ave.; Elmira, NY 14901) (Chris was a 2006 recipient).

Celebration of Life

1:00 pm
Saturday, April 15, 2023
First Presbyterian Church
1054 West Clinton Street
Elmira, New York, United States
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