In Memory

Christopher Halonen - Class Of 1976

Christopher Halonen was born on March 28, 1958 and passed away in May of 2008.  He attended Zama Middle School from '68 to '70.

The following was shared by his sister, Victoria Halonen Gerken ('71):

Chris was a graduate of Pensacola High. He attended college and was a music major flute and piccolo. He was gay and lived in Miami, Washington DC, Lake Worth (FL) and Texas. He played in the Washington drum and Phyfe Corp and the Pan Am symphony.

Chris died of complications from AIDS and had moved to Texas to be near me. He accepted the Lord 6 months before he died. My mother was there to witness the transformation and it gave both of us peace of mind to know where we would see him again some day.