Christopher S. Aleman
Christopher Sebastian Aleman, 37, passed away on Jan. 16, 2023 at Northern Light Mercy Hospital in Portland, Maine.
He was born on Oct. 11, 1985 in Augusta, Georgia to Sebastian E. Aleman and Suzanne M. Aleman. Christopher grew up in North Augusta, South Carolina and graduated from North Augusta High School in the class of 2003.
Christopher went on to study at the University of South Carolina and graduated with a BA in journalism and mass communication. After briefly working in journalism, he started a job as a cook in a restaurant and found his true passion. He worked as a cook/server at restaurants in Charleston, South Carolina; Brooklyn, New York; as well as Nantucket and Boston, Massachusetts. Most recently, he was employed as a server at Mama D's Cafe in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, where he looked forward to seeing Lorie and the regular diners every day. He was working towards his dream of opening his own restaurant and spent much of his free time developing menu items.
Christopher was a talented musician and songwriter. He played the guitar and bass in bands throughout high school and college. His college band, Then Came the Dawn, had a large following. He also enjoyed fishing and sports and was a member of his high school's varsity soccer and cross-country teams. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of sports statistics, film and music and enjoyed playing trivia games.
Christopher was an active member of his communities. He volunteered in community organizations throughout Nantucket and Boston, including animal shelters and soup kitchens.
Throughout his life, Christopher received many awards and distinctions. In high school, he was a member of the National Honor Society, Palmetto Boys State, Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta, and National Youth Leadership Forum. He played trumpet in the North Augusta High School Jacket Regiment and Wind Ensemble and was a Junior Marshall. In 2007 while in college, he received first place in the South Carolina Press Association for a Feature Article while writing for the Carolina Reporter. One of Christopher's greatest gifts was his ability to develop deep and meaningful relationships with family and friends. He knew how to make each person he met feel special. He was kind and thoughtful and lit up a room with his warm smile and quick wit.
Christopher was predeceased by his paternal and maternal grandparents.
He is survived by his father, Sebastian Aleman of North Augusta, South Carolina and mother, Suzanne Aleman of Boothbay Harbor, as well as his brother, Jeremy Aleman, half-brother Dylan Aleman, and half- sisters, Ashton Aleman and Zenobia Kitchens.
A memorial service for Christopher will take place in South Carolina at a later date.
Halls of Boothbay has care of the arrangements. To extend online condolences, visit Christopher's Book of Memories at www.hallfuneralhomes.com.
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