Ali Rochelle Childs

Ali Rochelle Childs, 23, of 633 1/2 Garden Ave., Olean, NY passed away, Friday, March 18, 2016 at her home after a long battle with addiction.

Born March 7, 1993, she was a daughter of Craig L. and Susan L. (Kerr) Childs. From a young age she was a beautiful and adventurous soul. She grew up in Bradford, and had many friends and loved ones. To know Ali was to love her. Her infectious laugh and caring disposition made her an instant friend to all she met throughout her life. She was a 2011 graduate of Bradford High School.

Ali attended AA and NA meetings locally and formed a support system who became her second family. She was known for welcoming all walks of life with open arms and no judgment.

Ali was employed at On The Side Sub Shop in Olean where she quickly fit in as "one of the guys" and a friend to all. She enjoyed spending time with her dog Envy, friends, family and especially her niece Avery.

She will be remembered forever for the loved she possessed for life, her outgoing personality, beautiful smile, and her hope for a better tomorrow for herself and all she loved.

Surviving in addition to her parents Craig and Susan is one sister, Kaitlyn (Nathan) LaRose, of Allegany NY one niece Avery LaRose, Maternal grandparents, John and Linda Kerr of Eldred, Paternal grandmother Phyllis Childs of Eldred, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her Paternal grandfather Norman Childs, Maternal Great grandmother Ruth Langfitt, and uncle Jack Bottorf.

Family will be receiving friends on Tuesday March 22, 2016 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., 372 East Main St., where funeral and committal services will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, with Rev. Mike McAvoy Pastor of Open Arms Church, officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Danni's Ripple Effect in care of Paula Thompson, 27 Kent Drive, Bradford, PA 16701, or the SPCA P.O. Box 113, Bradford, PA, 16701. Ali's family is asking for you to hug your loved ones tight. Put good into the world and remember time waits for no one.

On line condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

 

HOLLENBECK-CAHILL Funeral Home

33 South Avenue • Bradford, PA 16701

All Condolences -

Ali you were such a Beautiful, smart, funny, thoughtful, caring, loving person! I am truly sorry that you are no longer here. I hate what addiction does to people. I feel for your family and I will keep them in my prayers! I will miss our little chats and your Beautiful face! Rest In Paradise Beautiful..... Until we meet again Fly High Beautiful!
— Leigh Ann

My sincere condolences to the family. Losing someone in death so unexpectedly is especially difficult. Please find comfort in the words found at 2 Kings 20:5, "I have heard your prayer. I have seen your tears. I am healing you." For further information on the bibles promises please go to Jw.org website Real Hope for Your Loved Ones Who Have Died Heartfelt sympathy
— M.Whyte

We just buried my nephew 3/26/16 from addiction in Elmira. He was 22. So sad, he was Charles Haner
— Brenda Haner

Ali girl! It's been years since our paths crossed but when they did, you're smile would brighten up even the most dark of days. I am truly saddened by the way you had to leave this world but I know in my heart that heaven is more beautiful with you in it. May you rest peacefully. You're light will continue to shine among us.
— Tara Davis

I personally did not know Ali. But I am truly sorry for your loss. She is a beautiful young girl whose life was taken way too soon by an aweful illness called addiction. I personally have family members who are still struggling with addiction and as a famiy member I understand your struggles she and your family must have gone through. I pray she is at peace and I pray for your family as you have to live on without her.RIP Ali...
— Anonymous

I am sending my condolences and Ali is missed very much. My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead. May special memories bring you comfort. Jesus has the deep desire and the ability to remove the pain of bereaved ones. Please consider the words of comfort and hope found at Acts 24:15 and John 11:39-44. Thinking of the family.
— Angela

Craig and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
— Laurie Dreier

Gas-Man, Sue, Kate and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. She was beautiful, inside and out and if you ever need anything, please know we are here for you. God will keep her safe now. Prayers and hugs to all of you.
— Nancy Blade

I am so sorry for your Loss my heart is greatly broken by her story and knowing you all have to go on without her love and presence in your life, her struggle is over and she is at peace now.. Sending Prayers for You and Love with Lots of Strenth to hold you All together at this time to keep your Family all Whole <3
— Sherry Wright

you are were a great lady will be missed by many see you on the other side. GOD has you now.
— Crystal Fowler

I'm truley sorry to hear about ur daughter I'm a recovering addict to heroin my boyfrind n I both have started to a recovery. I had relapsed it was laced ended up in a hospital I have kids and i have no idea u I chose the path I did. Its a stuggle everyday. I have a big family n friends to support me. But as they don't understand my sickness at times I feel alone. NA meeting n the new rehab Loyola Rehabilitation Center Hornell, NY is great. U storey is just another reason for myself to continue. Thank u for sharing ur storey. U to helped Save my life.. Truley thank u. :'(
— LifeStruggle

I remember Ali as a young child who was a friend of my childs. As they both grew into individuals their paths went separate ways. But I always asked about this beautiful young lady and my daughter seemed to always know where she was in her life. The last time I spoke to Ali she seemed so happy/hopeful that her life was back on track. And I want to thank you as parents that you where so open in her addiction and hopefully you can save one child,
— a mom

Craig,Sue, and Kate, Please accept my deepest sympathy in the lost of Ali. Sending my prayers to all of you during this difficult loss.
— christina bennett

Sue, Craig, and family I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
— Lisa Tarbox

I never had the pleasure of meeting Ali. My daughter, Danielle, was friends with her. I know Ali and Danielle are together now. The manner in which they passed has no bearing to the manner in which they lived. Two beautiful souls. Two beautiful girls gone way too soon. I am deeply sorry for your loss.
— Paula Thompson

Craig and Sue, My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
— Deb Fenstermaker

Craig and Sue, My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
— Deb Fenstermaker

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends. She always had a kind and beautiful soul and she will be greatly missed. May you rest easy now with all the angels.
— Allison Whiteman

Maybe her beautiful face and sad story will save a Mom from the loss and sadness you must be feeling. May God hold your hand and heart. It's just so hard to understand. God speed.??
— Juliana Wayland

Craig, Sue and Kate, So Sorry for your loss. I am praying for your family that you find peace and God wraps his loving arms around all of you. Take Care and God Bless! Love u guys
— Cathy Dunn

I am a stranger but i want you to know I am praying for your family that God give you strength and peace as I to have a daughter that struggled with addiction. It is a terrible and horrifying reality. May Ali rest in peace.
— Joan wolner

So very sorry to hear of your devastating loss. Please know Olie and I send our Prayers.
— Cindy Olin

Maybe her beautiful face and sad story will save a Mom from the loss and sadness you must be feeling. May God hold your hand and heart. It's just so hard to understand. God speed.??
— Juliana Wayland

This is so extremely heart wrenching. I wish there were words to take away the pain and bring Ali back. However her story and struggle will live on to touch so many people. I truly believe you have saved my sisters life (she too an addict). I never took advantage of the opportunity to get to know you but my sister spoke highly of you. Even though I didn't know you personally you were always willing to help me when needed. This disease took a truly amazing woman for that I'm extremely sorry. From one family to another my thoughts and prayers are with you all through out this difficult time.
— Anonymous

Craig and Sue, Your Ali was a breath of fresh air. Always enjoyed her company. She was a great friend to my Matt. They had a frienship of their own...that we as parents will never understand. I was so proud of Ali and looked forward to her smile on Facebook everyday. I was looking forward to the day I could actually meet up with her and hug her and tell her how proud I was of her. This saddens me that I will never have that chance. You two are amazing Parents...be proud of that beautiful girl created.
— Kelly Engel

Craig and family so sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in our thoughts and have our deepest condolences.
— Mike and Lonnie OBryan

Craig and Sue, I was one of Ali's teachers at Fretz. I am so sorry for your loss and for the loss of a beautiful young woman.
— Cathy Trask

Please accept my sincere sympathy. I lost my son to an overdose in 2009. He fought a good fight with his battles and God called him home one night and set him free. I am praying for your family. I am so sorry for your loss. I feel your pain.
— cindy

Ali you will truly and deeply be missed. You were such an important part of our lives while you and Alison were growing up. So many great memories and times we shared. You were like our other daughter. Our hearts are heavy now but we will always remember you fondly. Our thoughts are with Sue, Craig and Kate as they face this struggle and hope they can find comfort in the future. Rest in peace and watch over those of us who remain behind. See you on the other side some day. Love you.
— Debbie, Dave and Alison Lunden

Sorry for your loss, wish I could be there for you.
— Don Branham

Sorry for your loss,wish I could be there for you.
— Don Branham

Craig it is with heavy heart to hear of Ali's passing. Find strength together with Susan my friend. Linda Ordiway
— Linda Ordiway

Sending prayers and strength to Sue and family,so sorry for your loss.
— Peggy Barber

No words to express our deepest sorrow for this family. May God wrap his loving arms around you tightly as only he can do.
— Eric and Lisa Schellhammer

A beautiful child lost to addiction. Thank you for sharing your story. Prayers for healing.
— Tammy

Sorry for your loss Prayers to all friend and family that known her.
— Phil

I know that words are read, we mean them, broken hearted are many. May the comfort of Jesus blanket you now and continuing on.
— Lore Heers pifer

I am so sorry for your loss, you will be in my thoughts.
— Russell Stormer

RIP Ali, May God Bless you and your family &Friends.All My Love ? Honey.
— John Mercier

Another Angel Our disease we had in common, a pact we shared together. You may have stumbled but I fight on, I cannot believe another angel has gone. Watch over me beautiful don't let me go astray, forever I my heart now you will stay. See you another day my love..... Abbigail Johnson My deepest condolences to Sue, Craig and all those who knew and loved Ali just as much as I.
— abbigail johnson

I'm so sorry for your loss. I have your family in my thoughts and prayers.
— Lyn Niver

So sorry for your loss I to suffer from addiction to heroin I may have 2yrs clean but it's still a struggle and battle an addict must deal with everyday my deepest condolences go out to all affected its sad when I see this type of thing happen especially when I suffer from this disease myself I often her myself saying this could have been me she was a very beautiful women and my prayers are with you family and friends fly high pretty angel ?? you are no longer in pain
— Sammy

So sorry for your loss Craig and Sue. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
— Dan and Toni Holly

I am very sorry for your loss, Craig and Sue. You are in my prayers.
— David Callahan

When Ali would enter the library of GGB, she had that infectious smile and always a bounce in her step. She was a beautiful child and will be missed.
— Carol Wurster

Sorry for your loss Craig and Sue! She was a wonderful person and a great friend! RIP Ali!
— Dane Galloway

Someone had this posted on my face book - Caught my attention due to the last name not that common- my deepest sympathy to you and your family RIP Ali. Debbie Childs New Brunswick Canada
— Debbie Childs

My prayers are with you both in this in this saddest of times, so sorry about the loss od your daughter
— Marlene Frantz

Sue and Craig I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter Ali. My thoughts and prayers are with you both in this saddest of times.
— Marlene Frantz

My this world hold you gently as you say goodbye. I know how you feel Kaitlyn, my beautiful sister faced the same tragic fate. I prayer your family has the strength to heal and mend.
— Lisa Hitchcock

There are no words. ..for if there were ...I would surely say them...I just know that heaven has acquired some of the most beautiful angels. ..May you find comfort and peace in her memory and know you have a huge support system behind you! Prayers and God Bless!
— Nikki Dial

Words can't even express the sadness this news brings to my heart for you guys Craig and Sue. We will be praying for peace and comfort that only God can bring through the darkest of days. This obituary shared your and Ali's love for family and she will surely be missed but also has left goodness behind because of who she was. May that love and light shine on.
— Deb Travis-Pound

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Truly sorry for your loss.
— Gene and Laura Graham

My Sweet Ali-girl! I am totally grateful to have had the pleasure to be your Aunt Cin but also to be a support system for you. This past year was amazing. Listening and talking to you was grand. Your positive attitude,the sparkle in your eyes, your beautiful smile.it was like you were brand new and really seeing life for the first time. I was so excited for you! But with every journey in life there are twist and turns. It was that one moment that your judgement was compromised. And we lost our fabulous girl. I pray you are at peace from horrible deamons that tormented you and took you away. Soar high as you are now my other cardinal. First one being Grampa Norm. I will be watching for you at my feeder! I will fondly remember your beautiful smile and your kind and sweet spirit. I will carry you with me until we meet again. ?
— Aunt Cindi Childs-Gosenski

We met under trying circumstances a time or two Ali but had a wonderful talk on one of those occasions. You were a beautiful person on the outside and warm and caring on the inside. God Bless your family and as for you, fly high with all those Angels above
— Dave Feely

I'm lost at words to know such a beautiful lady has been taken away. She had a smile that pulled anyone in. Knowing her for a long time I will cherish the memories. Fly high babe. Your at peace now
— Jason Gallik

I'm so sorry for your loss I also battle with heroin addiction I met Ali a few times in the rooms she was an amazing women and will be missed very much she always made everyone feel very welcomed to the rooms my prayers go out to your family
— shy

Craig and Sue, You and your family are in our prayers. So sorry for your loss.
— James and Mary Campbell

We are so sorry for the loss of your daughter. We will keep you all in our prayers.
— Diane and Pete Gardner

I'm so very sorry to hear of Ali's passing. I remember when I had Kate in school, she had many stories to tell about Ali. They were so close, even as young children. My sympathy to you all...I'll keep you in my prayers. Joan Mansour
— Joan Mansour

Craig,Sue,and family.. Sending prayers for all of you. May the death of your beautiful daughter save another family's child. So sorry.
— Ella Hahn

I wish to express my condolences for your loss. She sounded like a truly wonderful person. Prayers to family and friends.
— Florence

I am very saddened by the passing of my former student, Ali. She was a darling child. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.
— Barb Black

I worked with Ali very briefly but remember her vividly. What a beautiful sole both inside and out! My deepest condolences!
— Kirsten Faas

Craig and sue, so very sorry for your loss. Praying that you can find peace and comfort in the days ahead. God bless you and your family.
— Sandy Sherwood

Sue and Craig, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Tammy and Dan Patterson
— Tammy Patterson

Craig & Sue...We are so very sorry for your loss. We truly hope that loving memories and the love and support from your family and friends will help bring you comfort.
— Candy Livingston & Bill Langianese

I am so sorry for the loss of this beautiful girl. May God help you deal with this tragedy.
— Sheila Potter

I don't know you but my heart aches for all of you. I'm so sorry.
— Tina Hetrick

I never met your beautiful daughter, but reading this made me feel like I knew her for life. It sounded as if she was a great person, that wanted to end the addiction she had and make everyone happy. I am so so sorry for your loss, it's never easy. Keep your head high, ONLY the good die young. I will be praying for you.
— Kendall Haines

So sorry for your loss. She looks so beautiful. Healing thoughts for your family.
— Judy Christopherson

I did not know your beautiful Ali but my heart breaks for your loss. Keeping her parents, family and friends in my prayers tonight. But for the Grace of God, there go I. May God Bless all of you and hold you in His Tender Loving Embrace. Amen.
— Joanne Hulings

I called her, My little Ali girl.....I can't believe she's gone but her Soul is shining in the sky...I believe that, I'm so sorry for your loss, she truly was a beautiful soul.....
— Lisa Struble

We are so sorry for your great loss. May God give your family peace and comfort.
— Don & Terri Anne Cline Schrubb

So very sorry for you loss of such a beautiful woman. She may have changed her earthly kloke for a heavenly one but her spirit still remains with us down here. God bless you all.
— THOMAS GOODWILL

My heart really goes out to anyone who knew and loved this young lady. I had only met with a few times in her life and found her to be a joy and easy to love. May you allow God to keep you during this difficult time and throughout the years until you meet again. God bless you all.
— Ruth Whitman

I never met ur beautiful ali but my heart is heavy for her family ... god bless u all ...
— jeannine shugars

My heart breaks as I read the obituary of a former student, Ali Childs. She exemplified life with her infectious smile and outgoing personality. She truly touched my life! May God wrap his arms around her family and comfort them during this tragic and sad time.
— Sally Boyer

Craig n Sue I'm so sorry for your loss my heart goes out to you your in my thoughts and prayers
— Julie Timblin Bizzak

Craig. so,sorry to hear about your sweet Ali. Love and prayers are sent to you and your family.
— Marsha Calderwood

This is so sad. Our prayers go up to God for the family!
— Kimberly Miller-Kimberly

So very sorry to hear of Ali's passing , she was a beautiful girl and when I would see her she always spoke to me . All my thoughts and prayers to all of you.
— Brenda laird

Craig, We are so sorry to hear this. We are thinking about you and your family. Love to you all, Deb And Kerm Moore
— Debby Moore

So sad to hear the news. I was blessed to have been her teacher. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
— Paul Piccioli

My heart hurts at this news. May our Lord comfort you all during this sorrowful time. Hopefully those struggling with addiction can find strength to overcome this
— Kelly Keith

Sue and Craig, Thoughts and prayers with all of you! So sorry for your loss Frank and Bonnie Lama
— Bonnie Lama

My heart is breaking for your family! Please know I am praying God will descend on you, and provide you with peace and comfort in this time of deep sorrow. You are loved! Please let us know if you need anything!
— Lorie Bradford

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.
— janice johnson

My thoughts and prayers are with Ali's family and friends. May God wrap his arms around Ali, shine His light on her and grant her peace forever...
— Rebecca Lynn Lengyel

Our heartfelt sympathy to your family.... God Bless... I am praying for your family... with much love.... Bambi and Tim Bryant
— bambi bryant

So sorry for your loss
— Shannon s

I did not have the pleasure of knowing this beautiful young lady. I am so very sorry for your loss, May memories get you through the difficult times. Keeping all of the family and friends in my thoughts and prayers.
— Candy Hippely Blackburn

Prayers go out to the family and friends may this young girl rest in peace. So very sorry for your loss
— Toni lewis

I'm sorry my prayers go to mother and dad and family
— Sara schwab

Such terribly sad news. A true tragedy
— Fenton McGonnell

So sorry for your loss. I didn't know Ali, but she was a friend to my Nieces Ashley and Beffie. I know about the struggles of addiction. Many people in my family struggle. Sending prayers your way
— May Hewitt

Rest well Ali. You will be missed. Watch over your wonderful family from heaven.
— Lena Lewis

Thinking of you all, thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time! Lots of love!
— Melissa Kemick

Craig and Sue, I am so sorry for your loss and want you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers. May You find strength in knowing what a beautiful young woman she was and the effect she had on so many.
— Cindy Wagoner King

My deepest condolences to your family.
— Christine

Sue and Craig our thoughts and prayers for you and your family during this difficult time. Love
— Dave & Tina Hannahs

I am very sorry for your loss. Ali was a great person with a big heart.
— Laurie Oakes

I am so sorry to hear about Ali. May Gods love surround you and your family during this difficult time.
— Mary Jo (Cline) Szewczyk

Ali worked for me, and was a great employee and always fun to be around, she was a good person, she will be missed.
— Jeremy Callinan

I do not know your family. But so many young people turning to addiction with loved ones left behind to wonder why. Bless you all and hold tight on the good memories. Your words, "...hug your loved ones tight. Put good into the world and remember time waits for no one." We should live by these words daily.
— Debbie Anthony

I am so very sorry for your loss. I lost my 22 yr old granddaughter Tasha to Heroin 2 yrs ago...she had a very long battle with addiction also and lost the battle. Please know I am praying for peace for your family.
— Carrie Parsons

I'm so sorry for the of your beautiful daughter.. She embraced life as it came.. My thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time..
— Kathy Timblin Anderson

I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Ali. God Bless you all & may you find comfort in the days ahead.
— betty hendryx

Craig Sue and Katy I am so sorry for your loss. It is so sad to she such a beautiful young girl lose her life to this terrible disease. I remember her hanging out with my daughter Amanda she was always so happy funny and carefree. I pray for comfort for you all
— Tiffany Evan

Ali was an amazing friend, always there when someone needed her. Her kind heart and friendship will always be remembered. I was blessed to be able to call her one of my dear friends, even when time drifted us apart, our friendships remained. May she rest peacefully. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.
— Alena2285 Dougherty

I am praying for this amazing family, I pray that they have the strength they need to endure this tragic situation. Give them the hope, love, and faith even when their faith is tested Lord. We love you and this family. Amen
— Ambra & Charlie Fitzsimmons

Ooper, I don't know what I will ever do without you. You were my sister, best friend and inspiration. There was no kinder or more beautiful soul I've ever known except for grandpa norm. I know he has wrapped you in his arms and will take care of you now that you are at peace with him above. My life will never be the same without you. Just like you did in your recovery I will live one day at a time, because the pain of losing you will never leave me. I miss you with every fiber of my being and hope you can hear me when I pray and talk to you. Love you so much. Kayter
— Kaitlyn LaRose

Although I didn't know your family my heart hurts for you... I too know what it is to battle addiction with your child... May god surround all of you with his eternal love and guidance... For now she is at peace and shall not battle her demons no more... Thank you for your honesty and openness to her life... She sounds like a beautiful loving sole... God bless you all
— Unknown

Condolences

  • Ali you were such a Beautiful, smart, funny, thoughtful, caring, loving person! I am truly sorry that you are no longer here. I hate what addiction does to people. I feel for your family and I will keep them in my prayers! I will miss our little chats and your Beautiful face! Rest In Paradise Beautiful..... Until we meet again Fly High Beautiful!

    — Leigh Ann
  • My sincere condolences to the family. Losing someone in death so unexpectedly is especially difficult. Please find comfort in the words found at 2 Kings 20:5, "I have heard your prayer. I have seen your tears. I am healing you." For further information on the bibles promises please go to Jw.org website Real Hope for Your Loved Ones Who Have Died Heartfelt sympathy

    — M.Whyte
  • We just buried my nephew 3/26/16 from addiction in Elmira. He was 22. So sad, he was Charles Haner

    — Brenda Haner
  • Ali girl! It's been years since our paths crossed but when they did, you're smile would brighten up even the most dark of days. I am truly saddened by the way you had to leave this world but I know in my heart that heaven is more beautiful with you in it. May you rest peacefully. You're light will continue to shine among us.

    — Tara Davis
  • I personally did not know Ali. But I am truly sorry for your loss. She is a beautiful young girl whose life was taken way too soon by an aweful illness called addiction. I personally have family members who are still struggling with addiction and as a famiy member I understand your struggles she and your family must have gone through. I pray she is at peace and I pray for your family as you have to live on without her.RIP Ali...

    — Anonymous