Stanley, N.Y. - This year, Christmas is exceptionally hard for the Chase family.
“We still have a big road left to go and we're probably gonna’ need some help,” said Adam Chase’s father Lindon Chase.
“Cherishing this life is no more,” Jason Skyner, a friend of Adam Chase said. “I can't understand it. I can't imagine my kids celebrating Christmas without me.”
The community lost a son, brother, father and friend.
Adam Chase went missing June 14th.
At the time police did not suspect foul play.
On December 14th, police say they found what are likely Chase's remains; his wife, Rose Chase charged with his murder.
Police say they have evidence she pushed him down the stairs and then hid his body.
Sunday night, loved ones lit candles and placed a cross in the yard where Adam Chase lived.
“A great man, he was a hard worker, I don't remember him ever being negative,” Skyner said. “He always had a smile.”
“This is about him and the community coming out to support us and him in this, and we know how loved he was and he was a good person,” Jessica Chase, Adam’s sister said.
Adam Chase even touched those who didn't know him.
Richard Coons came to show the Chase family his support.
“It touched me personally because people like this don't deserve tragedies in their life,” Coons said. “He has a young son that two weeks before Christmas...unless friends family, relatives, community comes forward he has nothing.”
Adam Chase’s family says seeing and feeling that support helps.
That’s something they say they'll need for years to come.
“We see that there's a lot of people that cared about my brother and that means a lot,” Jessica Chase said.
Adam Chase had a five year old son.
The community has been collecting donations to give his son a memorable Christmas.
Donations are being accepted at Mike Barnard Chevrolet and Buick in Geneva, N.Y. until 2 p.m. Christmas Eve.
The toys will be delivered on Christmas Day.