Christopher Anthony Poth, 69, a longtime resident of Darien and recent resident of Stamford, passed away on July 12 at Stamford Hospital with his family by his side.
He was born on April 27, 1948 to Eleanor Haggerty Poth and Harry A. Poth.
Chris was one of the last true gentlemen to grace this earth. He lived his life with politeness, civility, kindness and respect as his moral code. Chris would regale his colleagues and friends with his incredible knowledge of history, different cultures, foreign affairs, and current events.
Always at the ready to lend a helping hand, Chris went out of his way to help others in what he called “the brotherhood of man.”
Christopher spent many years working in real estate and insurance and was involved in many nonprofit endeavors. With many interests, he was a member of the World Affairs Forum, The Ambassador’s Round Table as well as the Asia Society, China Institute and Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs. He was a graduate of Middlesex School and Rollins College.
— an obituary from Bosak Funeral Home
A student of the world, Chris loved learning and sought it out wherever he could. Whether in a lecture series, his daily perusal of the New York Times and New York Post, or in-depth conversations with others, Chris was the perpetual scholar. Yet he had within him a great love of the theater and could often be found singing to his family or acting out scenes from his favorite movies and plays.
He is survived by his wife, Charity; his children, Charlotte and Henry; and grandson, Keaton. He will also be remembered by his brothers Jeremy Poth and Stephen Sheils.
See also: After Family Tragedies, GoFundMe Campaign Set Up for Poth Family (July 30)
September will mark a month of remembrance for Christopher. His family invites relatives and friends to a Memorial service that will be celebrated at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16 at St. Luke’s Church, 1864 Post Road in Darien.
In lieu of flowers, please give a gift in honor of Chris’s memory. Please visit this GoFundMe.com Web page for more information.
If you would like to leave an expression of sympathy for the family online, you may sign the guestbook at the funeral home website or visit this post on the funeral home’s Facebook timeline to share memories with his family.