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August 11, 1947 ~ August 31, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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Christopher R. Laux, 76, of Woodbury passed away very unexpectedly at his home on August 31. He was so loved by all who knew him. Christopher was known for his love of Frank Lloyd Wright, the New York Yankees and Mickey Mouse, his quick wit and sense of humor, and enjoying hot coffee no matter how hot it was outside.
Christopher was born in Brooklyn, New York on August 11, 1947 and grew up in Massapequa, Long Island. He married his high school sweetheart, Renee Martello, in 1968 and graduated with his architecture degree from Pratt Institute in 1970. His wife, daughters, sons in law, and grandkids were his pride and joy. He served in the Marine Corps Reserve from 1969-1975. Christopher and Renee and their two daughters moved to Woodbury in 1974 and converted a horse barn into their family home. After working in several architectural positions, Christopher started a design and construction firm with friend Dennis Maxfield. He later became a building official, and worked for the towns of Plymouth and Woodbridge before becoming the Connecticut State Building Inspector. He never hesitated to mention the building code violations of any restaurant or establishment that he visited. After his retirement, he worked as a private code consultant.
In his spare time, Christopher loved to read, watch the Yankees, and spend time with his family, especially at the lake in Harwinton. He was the treasurer for the Danbury Rod and Reel club and a member of CBOA. Christopher volunteered for the Red Cross, helped people do their taxes through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, and transported food for the Bethlehem Food Bank. He also volunteered at nursing homes and the Woodbury Public Library with his therapy dog Tashi.
Christopher is survived by his wife Renee of 55 years, daughter Nicole Cowles and her husband Matt and children Abby, Hailey, and Ethan, daughter Gabrielle Aitchison and her husband Bill and children Hunter and Chaice, and his sister Edna Stevens as well as his extended family and many wonderful friends. He was predeceased by his parents, his brother Peter, and his beloved Tibetan terrier, Tashi.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Bethlehem Food Bank, 21 Main Street South, Bethlehem, 06751 or to a charity of your choice. To honor Christopher’s legacy, please do something kind and tell your friends and family that you love them. As per Christopher’s wishes, he has been cremated, and there will be no burial. Calling hours will be held this Saturday, September 9, from 2-5 pm at Munson-Lovetere Funeral Home in Woodbury located 2 School St. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
To leave an online condolence please visit www.munsonloveterefuneralhome.com.