In loving memory of our son, brother, and friend — Chase Edler

We welcome your contributions to our online memorial for Chase.

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If you care to share your memories, you can simply type them into an email or attach a Word document sent to the same address:

To contact Leslie Edler, please email her at

Chase's family and friends thank you profoundly for helping to keep his memory alive in our hearts and our minds.

Laurie and I were so moved today by the beautiful ceremony celebrating the wonderful life and spirit of Chase. We knew him well enough to be touched by his special aura. The day has been poignant and maybe it has brought some sense of closure; not in our memories or our sense of loss, but maybe in our hearts this ceremony will serve as the final farewell between the temporal and the spiritual. Today reassures us that his soul is truly with the Lord.

Also, I was moved today by something unexpected and I dare say supernatural. As the paddlers congregated in the shallows to paddle out, two seals appeared and seemed to frolic nearby. It immediately seemed special and symbolic to me. I remembered that there is old Gaelic folklore about humans that take the form of a seal, termed a "selkie". When we got home I went online to do some research. Like all folk lore there seems to be different iterations of the myth, depending on the location of origin. Wikipedia states that according to Welsh folklore, selkies are humans who "have returned to the sea.".... It 's just a reminder that Chase was with us today and he was happy and he frolicked..and he didn't come alone!

— Kent Adamson

Chase and friends Chase and the bros Chase youth
In memory of Chase Edler


An angel came into our lives.
A cherub, child angel
He smiled at me.

I am grateful for that special day
You have changed me
You have made me better.
I see your light. I see your love.
You are a bright beckon of light.
You are a magnet of love and light
You still are. Giving and Receiving
You cannot extinguish something SO bright as YOU.
Do you know how much we all love you?
Do you know how much you have affected and changed our lives?
Do you know how much we love you?
Do you know how much we are hurting?
Oh God, Oh God, why? Oh, Chase, we miss you.
We love you.

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— your friend, Catherine E. Borsellino, November 17, 2006

Love is Forever: the cohesive energy that holds everything together, love

Young Chase

God saw you getting tired
and a cure was not to be.
So He put His arms around you
and whispered "Come with Me."

With tearful eyes we watched you suffer
and slowly fade away.
Although we loved you dearly,
we could not make you stay.

A golden heart stopped beating,
hard working hands now at rest,
God broke our hearts to prove to us
"He only take the best."

— Love, Rita Sayegh