NILES Chris A. Ayres, 55, of Niles, passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at St. Joseph Health Center's emergency room.
Chris was born Jan. 31, 1958, in Warren, the son of John and Ethel Mae Ayres.
He was a 1976 graduate of Mineral Ridge High School. For the last 4 years, he has worked at Leo's Restaurant as a mixologist specialist, previously he had worked in the restaurant industry in various positions for 33 years.
Chris A. Ayres
Chris moved to Niles in 2009 from Ormand Beach, Fla., where he and Tony lived for 10 years and worked with Adams Cameron Real Estate Co. He enjoyed NASCAR and their mini dachshund, Alex.
He is survived by Tony Callahan, his life partner for the last 26 years; mother, Ethel Mae Ayres of Niles; father, John H. Ayres of Howland; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and everyone at Leo's Restaurant and Adam Cameron and Co.
Family and friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel in Warren. Service will be Thursday following calling hours at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Chris's name to the Human Rights Campaign, 1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036.
Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the Callahan and Ayres family.