Christopher Michael Arms of Harwich died on Friday, Dec. 15, surrounded by his loving family. He was 43.

Chris was born on Cape Cod on Dec. 6, 1980. He was educated in schools on Martha’s Vineyard. He attended the University of Maine and later graduated from Wyoming Technology Institute.

He was a talented diesel mechanic who loved his trade and his customers, who were always satisfied with his work. He was an accomplished skier, tennis player, avid fisherman and a skilled boater. He enjoyed the wonders and beauty of Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard.

He loved to ride his vintage 1972 Harley Davidson Sportster around town.

Chris is survived by his son, Caleb Shaw Arms of Brewster, who was the apple of his eye. He is also survived by his father, Jonathan F. Arms and step mother Sandra Arms, of Brewster; his mother Bernadette M. LaPorte and step-father Raymond P. LaPorte of Vineyard Haven and his step brother Matthew G. Harbaugh of Harrisonburg, Va.

He will be interred privately in Wellfleet.

Memorial contributions can be made to Martha’s Vineyard Community Services or a charity of your choice.

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