Christopher J. Adap Cayabyab

May 12, 1981September 5, 2010

Christopher Jake Adap Cayabyab May 12, 1981 – September 5, 2010

Christopher Jake Adap Cayabyab passed away September 5, 2010 in Stockton CA. Chris was born in Stockton May 12, 1981 to parents Carlos and Evangeline Cayabyab, he was a lifelong resident of Stockton. Chris is survived by mother Evangeline, sister Christina, son Christopher JR and his son’s mother, Alina Kang, Fiance Teresa Martinez and children, CJ and Soraya, nieces and nephews Devin, Evangeline, Evelyn, Avias and Adrian, two goddaughters Tayondee and Leila. Chris was preceded in death by his father Carlos Mendoza Cayabyab. He is also survived by countless friends and extended family who will greatly miss him. Chris was the picture of what a good son, brother, father, fiancé and friend should be. His loss will be felt by all who knew him. He impacted everyone he met whether it be making them laugh, lending a helping hand or giving one of his huge infectious smiles. A Visitation will be held on September 13, 2010 from 4:00-8:00 pm followed by a Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6:00 pm at Frisbie Warren & Carroll Mortuary. His funeral services will be held on September 14, 2010 at 10:00 am at St. George’s Church 120 W. Fifth St. Stockton, CA 95206. Committal immediately following at San Joaquin Catholic Cemetery. Please sign the on-line guest book at

Arrangements under the direction of Frisbie-Warren & Carroll Mortuary, Stockton, CA.


  • Visitation Monday, September 13, 2010
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Christopher J. Adap Cayabyab

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Nessa Marie

September 17, 2010

It's been several days since you've been gone from us and I finally know what I'd like to write in this book. You were apart of our family for 8 years. Our sons are 6 months apart and remain close friends since they were babies. I thank you for allowing baby Chris to attend sleepovers & events at our home with Jake and never letting him miss Jake's birthday every year. It really means alot to me. The last time i saw you was when we had our annual backyard camp-out for the kids and you were SOOO happy that you & Teresa had finally got a house together. :) Your big oh smile & corny laugh; I can still hear it in my mind. I appreciate Teresa for keeping you happy these last couple years of your life and i'm very sorry she wasn't able to grow old with you; my heart goes out to her. You were always so active in baby Chris' life; attending all of his games and practices. I'm very sorry Alina has to live without your help now. I couldn't imagine what it would feel like to have to comfort my son because he is missing his father's voice or touch or smell. And your mom (Vangie) & sister (Christina)... You were their everything. You were the man and the love and stableness in their lives. They counted on you and you NEVER let them down. You had a big heart and were a great friend to everyone. I loved you like a brother and I would get mad at you like one also. I'm glad we always worked out our differences and always talked things out and came to agreements. That means alot to me now that you're not here. I have no regrets. I've told you everything I needed to say. Everytime you came to visit i hugged and kissed you hello and everytime you left I said i loved you and drive safely. I will always remember you. You were the closest i've ever had to a big brother. I have been looking at Jake's cell phone and every now & then he will send a text to your phone... juuust to see if you will respond. Our whole family is deeply saddened. We love you Chirs!

Nessa, Jake "Mathias", Mom, Baby Sister, Ryan, Grama, Grampa, Balderama Fam, Auntie MaryAnne, Auntie Sina, Auntie Chacha, Auntie Debbie, Uncle Dave, Uncle Tony, Uncle Marty, Tuitasi Family...

Joey and Bobbie Cobarrubias

September 15, 2010

Chris you were a saving GRACE to Teresa. You impacted Teresa's life in every way. We thank you for the unconditional love you gave to her, Christopher and Soraya. Being around all those you have impacted brings on a new sense of appreciation to all those we come in contact with. May all of those you loved continue to pass onto others your JOY and LAUGHTER. May your son Chris, family and friends find comfort in GOD's LOVE, MERCY and GRACE.

XOXOXO Joey and Bobbie Cobarrubias

Mae Dizon-Alexander

September 15, 2010

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2010

Stephanie Francis

September 14, 2010

Chris- I'm blessed to have had the opportunity to meet you and be considered a friend. You will be greatly missed. We won't forget you and that contagious smile. R.I.P. Your family and loved ones will stay in my prayers through these trying times.

September 14, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Cayayab Family

Chris & Rachelle Lewis

September 14, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers go out to both the friends and family.

Laurie Page

September 14, 2010

So sorry for your loss, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow...

Hector Vazquez

September 13, 2010

Chris, u will always be remembered and missed my condolences to ur family may u rest in peace and hopefully one day we will meet again. R.I.P.

September 13, 2010

So very sorry to hear of your loss, Chris was an amazing person with a smile that will be etched in our hearts forever. Our family's thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of sorrow...

Campos Family

Saratha Lieng

September 13, 2010

R.I.P Chris...You were taken to soon...You'll be missed! My condolences and prayers are with you and your loved ones...