|Birth: ||Dec. 16, 1935|
|Death: ||May 25, 2014|
Contra Costa County
Richard Warren Christopher
Dec. 16, 1935 - May 25, 2014
Richard W. Christopher, the first born child of Ed and Grace Bennett Christopher. A union carpenter since 1958, he has built thousands of homes in the Bay Area. Perhaps you live in one. He enjoyed and took pride in his work, a job requiring knowledge, strength and perseverance.
After losing his revered father early in life, he gained a sense of family responsibility and purchased his first home at the tender age of twenty one for himself and his young bride of two years. Beginning in 1957 and continuing into 1962, four daughters were added to the Christopher family.
Chris, as he liked to be called, has lived in Concord for over fifty five years. He was born in Riverside CA and resided in San Bernadino during his formative years. His love of food was well known. He thoroughly enjoyed working with his hands, funny movies, Hot Wheels, Golden Gate Fields, cruises and his many years of vacations in So. Lake Tahoe. Many were charmed by his wit, loved his stories especially the one where he and a friend traveled by boxcar from Southern CA to Chicago at the age of sixteen. The adventure those two had, the hard work they endured in order to survive and buy a cheap, falling apart, convertible for their return trip to CA.
He leaves to cherish his memory his four daughters Kimberly, Terria, Cindy and Wendie, nine grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by his thirty year partner/companion Diane O'Shea, his younger brother Don Christopher and sister Sandy (Pat) Timmons and his many friends gained and earned through the years. He was loved and respected family and friends.
A heartfelt thank you to his caring Kaiser doctors, Bay Area Hospice and Abel Care III Home.
Funeral Service were held 11:00 AM, Monday, June 2, 2014 at Ouimet Bros. Concord Funeral Chapel, 4125 Clayton Road, Concord. Interment was in Oakmont Memorial Park, Lafayette.
Published in Contra Costa Times on June 1, 2014
Edward Farris Christopher (1912 - 1949)
Grace Elizabeth Bennett Homme (1915 - 1980)
Doris Jane Marriott Christopher (1938 - 2009)
Oakmont Memorial Park
Contra Costa County
Maintained by: Darleen Ritchey Berens
Originally Created by: Janet
Record added: Jun 01, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 130692779
Added: Jun. 18, 2014