In Loving Memory of Christopher L. Book

February 04, 1948
Cleveland, OH
July 29, 2018
Trumbull, CT
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Christopher L. Book

Christopher L. Book, age 70, of Trumbull, beloved husband of Carolyn J. Book, passed away with his family by his side on Sunday, July 29, 2018. Born in Cleveland, OH to the late Donald and Marguerite Book, he was raised in West Hartford and attended Conard High School. He also raised his daughter, Alexandra, in West Hartford and resided there for many years. He was a graduate from Oberlin College in Ohio and continued his studies to earn a master’s degree from Rensselaer in Hartford. Christopher started his career working for the Hartford National Bank until he later retired as Vice President for Bank of America. Christopher graduated from the O.C.S. in Newport, RI, and served as Lt. JG for the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Lorain County (LST-1177) out of Little Creek, VA. Chris was a lover of history and the sea, an avid sailor, swimmer, kayaker and biker, and a long-time member of Mystic Seaport. Christopher is survived by his wife, Carolyn J. Book, a daughter Alexandra Goode and her husband, Troy of San Francisco, CA, and their children Parker and Audrey, a step-daughter Jennifer Phaedra Taft and her husband, Scott, and their children Nathaniel and Henry, and a brother Steven Book and his wife, Maureen of Napa, CA. He is also predeceased by his sister, Lisa. Donations can be made in Chris’ memory to the Alzheimer’s Association ( or to Alzheimer’s Disease Research ( For information or to sign an online register please visit

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  1. My deepest condolences to all of Chris’ family. We had some fun times aboard the Lorain County in the early ‘70’s. He was a good guy who was always looking out for others.

  2. Carolyn, Chris will be sorely missed. We were very glad to have known him. His face always lit up when you walked into the room. May his memory be a blessing for all of you.

  3. Just learned today of Chris’s passing, very sad news. I knew Chris for a long time as did my wife Sharon. Chris was my best man at Sharon’s and my second marriage. Simple affair with a JP. Spent many fun filled an goofy times with and he will be fondly remembered by both of us. Carolyn, may you take comfort in knowing the many friends he had and will be missed by all. Hank and Sharon Parys

  4. I am so sorry to learn about Chris’ passing. Chris was one of the really good guys and he will truly be missed. Carolyn, please find peace from his many friends who will miss him.

  5. We were so sorry to learn of Chris’ passing. I knew Chris from years ago at Hartford National Bank and we lived in the same neighborhood at one time. We worked on several projects together at the bank and used to bicycle and go the Hartford YMCA together in the early AM before Alexandra (“Oya Koya”) was born. Chris was smart and funny, a good friend, a devoted father, and we remember him fondly, Our deepest sympathy to the family. Ken and Pat

  6. Carolyn – So Sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. Please know that you have many friends at the bank thinking of you and sending our prayers.

  7. Carolyn, My sincere condolences to you and all family members. May you take comfort in many fond and happy memories to help you through this sad and difficult time.

  8. Carolyn and Alex- I am so sad to hear of Chris passing. We spent so many hours together at the bank, and he was a true gentleman. Our prayers are with you. Lou and Rose

  9. I am saddened to hear of Chris’s much too early demise. I worked with him in the 80’s and early 90’s when “the Bank” was more a family affair. Chris was very kind to me when I began my 20 year journey through various departments. The last time I saw him was a dinner at Morton’s for a colleague who was leaving. He popped up unexpectedly and was delighted to join him as we were to have him. My condolences Carolyn to you and your family. Chris was a good guy.

  10. My sincerest condolences to the family of Christopher Book. Alexandra and Carolyn, you continue to be in my prayers.

  11. What a sad loss. A young man who was so well respected and loved in many ways. For many years during a long banking career Chris and I and many other wonderful people were part of a great team. His contributions were outstanding and always professional and complete. In the areas that he lead his leadership was respected and his knowledge sought. He was not only a great business associate but a good friend. It was might great privilege to have known and worked with Chris for so many years. I will miss him and have fond memories of the time we had working together.
    Carolyn please except my deepest condolences for his passing. We all know what a great person he was and our prayers are with you and the family. God Bless you all.

  12. Carolyn and Alex I am so sad to hear about Chris. I had often thought about all of you and wondered how he was doing. I love seeing pictures of Audrey and Troy on Facebook and reading Alex’s postings. I think the last time I saw the two of you and Chris was when we were in Hartford for Aunt Jill’s funeral. And I remember staying in your home, Carolyn, seeing Chris’s sea kayaks and having a lobster dinner. Chris had loved boats of all kinds since he was a little boy and our grandfather made a little wooden dingy that Chris wanted to sleep in. i was happy to see that he was still enjoying being on the water and in such a beautiful place.
    i have many wonderful memories of our childhood in Panama City, Florida with our grandparents.
    As an only child I always loved all the activity when Chris, Steve and Lisa were there.
    With love, Kathy