Chelsie Alaimo

November 19, 1997 ‒ November 08, 2015

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Chelsie Reneigh Alaimo, age 17, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 8, 2015 at Knox Community Hospital. She was born on November 19, 1997 in Mount Vernon, Ohio.

Chelsie was senior and member of the class of 2016 at Mount Vernon High School where she was an eight year member of the band and proud four year member of the Mount Vernon High School Marching Band. She was very active in many clubs and organizations at the High School including the symphonic band, pep band, Leo’s Club, French Club, Latin Club and Senior Mentor. Chelsie was also a member of the Drama Club where she performed in the Secret Garden, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Cinderella and The King and I.

Chelsie was an energetic young woman who had a warm and caring personality. She was so kind hearted toward other people and wanted to become a pediatric trauma surgeon hoping to change the face of medicine. Chelsie was a loving daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece and friend and will be sorrowfully missed by so many.

She is survived by her mother and father, Deanna (Vititoe) and Fred Baldwin of Mount Vernon, a sister, Kaitlyn Alaimo, two brothers, Nicholas Baldwin and Nathan Baldwin, paternal grandparents, Fred and Donna Baldwin, uncles, Douglas Vititoe and Anthony Baldwin.

Chelsie was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Clifford and Marjorie Vititoe.

Friends may call on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene, 807 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where a Celebration of Life service will begin at 2 p.m. Pastor Brian Daniels will be officiating.

Memorial contributions in Chelsie’s name may be made to the Mount Vernon High School Marching Band, c/o Music/Band Boosters, 300 Martinsburg Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is handling arrangements for the family of Chelsie Reneigh Alaimo.


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  • We are so sorry for your loss we’re keeping you all in our prayers, if you need ANYTHING please let us know!! I am not sure if you have our number still or not if not I am on Face Book and so is Shay if you need a sitter or anything PLEASE let us know HUGS, LOVE and PRAYERS
    Shirley, Matthey, Shay and Mattie Hedrick

  • I am so sorry for your loss – our family’s prayers are with you. She was such a great friend to my son Matthew and she will be missed.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. I met Chelsie working on the Play. She was real nice to talk to and get to know. She will be missed. My prayers are with you all.

  • I do believe I did not know Chelsie but from all the comments I have heard of her she was one of God’s special children and worth all the praise I have heard about her. May God now look over the family and friends that are left behind and help them through this loss.

  • Our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Chelsie. I just saw the play, The Secret Garden on Saturday and was amazed at the professionalism of the students. Just to let you know you have people that ache with you, and that God will comfort you in all things.

  • Lynn I’m so sorry for your loss. I can’t even imagine your family’s greif. Chelsie was always a fun outgoing kid. Called to heaven way to soon. If there is anything I can do to help please don’t hesitate to call (740)-358-7236. I’m again so very sorry

  • Lynn, so sorry to hear about your loss. Chelsie was such a good kid. She has a good heart and was a wonderful sister. I can’t imagine what you are going through. I’m here if I can help in anyway. My heart is filled with sadness for you
    If u need to Call me (740)-358-7236. We send this with lots of love and hugs. L. Much love,
    Marjorie Johnston, Randall Johnston, Jada Stamp, and June Looney

  • Roy and I were so sorry to hear about this…..our prayers go out to you and your family…..the out pouring of love on facebook told me your daughter was well liked…..may you find peace and comfort as you lay your loved one to rest……..she will always be with you in your heart……

  • I met Chelsie at a football game about 6 weeks ago when the 8th grade played with the marching band. She was so cheerful and full of life. She taught me and some friends some things about the flute and piccolo. I hadn’t known her long but I wish I could have gotten to know her better. She was one of the most amazing people I’ve every met. Chelsie was beautiful and full of spirit. I will always remember her like that. I am so sorry for your lose. R.I.P. Chelise you all love and miss you.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I was Chelsie’s first grade teacher. I have such fond memories of her kindness and her gentle spirit. She was such a sweet soul. I’m sorry I won’t be able to attend her services, but I will be thinking of her and keeping your family in my prayers.

  • I did not know Chelsie or you her family. But, this accident happened in my neighborhood and having grandchildren the same age, hit home with me. I have prayed for Chelsie and all of you since the night of the accident. You have my sincere sympathies and condolences during this dark period of your lives. Chelsie will live on in your heart forever.

  • Sorry for your loss chelsie was a very bright and smart girl. Very beautiful and loving. She was so passionate with everything she did. My condolences. Chelsie will be missed dearly by everyone. This town will never be the same with out her. She was really an amazing young lady and it breaks my heart knowing she was taken so early. My thoughts and prayers are with you through this tough time.

  • Deanna,I don’t know what to say,I wish we could have gotten together sooner so our children could have met.They tell me she was very nice person. My kids knew who Chelsie was, just never talked, they didn’t know they were related. Our Families have lost 2 good people this past week,we said goodbye to cousin Henry last night,I’m sure Henry was holding her hand to let her know she was safe an he would take to see her Grandma Chris an grandpa Cliff. I know there will always an empty spot in your heart that may never heal, She will be your guardian Angel now in heaven, instead of here on earth. My thoughts an prayers are with you Cousin

  • My family and I offer our deepest sympathy during this time.May the Lord bless and keep you in his loving arms.

  • Deanna,Fred and family. you all have our deepest sympathy..Chelsie was a beautiful , loving young girl, and I can’ even imagine what you’re going through.. we are so very, very sorry for your loss..

  • Deanna, Fred & Family,
    I don’t know why it happened nor can I understand it either
    All I do know is that God need a angel that day & she grew her wings
    This is not goodbye it is until we meet again
    She is now a Angel in the sky looking over you all & every night as the stars appear she will be there shinning brightly in the sky for you all to see.

    Sorry I can not be there but I am in spirt holding you tight as you say goodbye to your beautiful angel that no parent should ever do & when your ready to talk I will be here with a shoulder & a box of tissues I love you more than you know that trip will be done now more than ever xxxxxxx

    Love Nikky & Family

  • I was so sorry to hear about Chelsie. I knew her when she went to Wiggin St. School. I was the librarian when she went there. She was such a sweet girl always smiling and be willing to help others. I know she will be sadly missed by all that knew her. My deepest thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless.

  • Chelsie actively served this community through Key Club. During the short time frame of first quarter, she served by painting faces for Knox Community Hospital, cleaned chairs and parked cars at Ariel Foundation Park’s concert series, collected and clipped Box Tops for our elementaries, served food and squeegeed floors during our community square dance at Ariel Foundation Park, organized UNICEF Trick or Treat collection boxes, sold Moo Poo tickets, willingly donated blood for our high school drive (but was sincerely disappointed by a low iron count), and was first on the list to ring the bell for Salvation Army two days of Thanksgiving week. While many in our club do not come close to matching her hours of service, many more can not match her level of enthusiasm and purity of heart. It seemed I never had enough jobs for Chelsie to do.

    Chelsie Alaimo embraced this community without inhibition or apology. Her enthusiasm was infectious, and I can only hope the many students she served alongside will be inspired by her legacy. I am and forever will be.

  • My dear friend. I can’t find the words to express how deeply, deeply sorry we are for your loss. Even though we’ve never met, I feel we are dear friends & I feel like I’ve known Chelsie since she was born. You’ve shared her life with all of us! It’s such a sad, tragic loss. God be with you & your family to guide you, hold you, and help you deal with your pain. I love you Deanna. Praying for you & your family! Peace be with you!

  • We’re so sorry for your loss, nothing can be devastating than the loss of a child. You and your family are in our prayers

  • I may not have know chelsie the best but every time she would walk into class she would have this big smile on her face and seemed to find a way to brighten up your day! She put hard work into everything she did , was there when u needed her and didn’t do things for somthing in return, she did them because she cared. Chelsie will be missed by everyone, and loved! You and your family r In our prayers!

  • So very sorry for your loss….we have never met, but my heart breaks for you. I will be praying for you, your family and your baby girl’s school mates and friends…..may You feel the love in God’s arms wrapped around you. Peace, love and mercy…

  • Chelsie was so dear to my Jakob. The precious time they spent talking on the phone, skyping, and learning their parts in Willy Wonka and The King & I are memories he will always treasure. Your daughter remains precious to us and Jakob & I will forever be grateful for the time that they spent developing a true and lasting friendship. Our love and continued prayers for you and your family.

  • We have fond memories of Chelsie and her interactions with our daughter, Donnisa. We are very sorry for your tragic loss, and we will continue to lift your family up in prayer. May God grant you comfort and His peace during these challenging times.
    From Donnaree, Ennis & Donnisa Edmonds