Albert Valdimar Christensen, a 49 year resident of Hawthorne , passed away on Tuesday, January 22, 2002 in his home with his family by his side.''Al'', also called ''AV'' by his family and friends had been battling cancer for fifteen years. Born near Odense, Denmark in 1922, AV was one of six children of Alfred Valdimar Christensen and Ana Sohhia Christensen. In 1927, AV's family moved to Michigan. Av attended school in Howell, Michigan. Despite losing his mother at an early age, AV showed considerable prowess in school. He was admitted to the university of Michigan, but his education was interrupted by World War II, where he served in the United States Navy. After the war, AV returned to college and graduated from the university of Michigan with a degree in electrical engineering and mathematics. In 1953, AV moved to California, where he met his wife, Lorene, whom he married in 1955, AV worked for Northrop as a circuit designer of electronics for aircraft and missle systems for twenty-five years. ''He was one of the best circuit designers,'' said former Northrop manager and golf companion George Fritzel. AV took an early retirement from northrop in 1977 and became a ''tremendously talented investor'', added Mr. Fritzel . AV enjoyed weekly golf games at Alonda Park Golf Course in Gardena, as well as growing vegetables in his backyard garden. AV also enjoyed fishing and camping with his family in the Mammoth Lakes area , and spending time in his home ''office'' with his personal computer, which he became very adept at using. He is survived by Wife, Lorene, Daughters Carol and Ann and Granddaughter Laura , brothers Knud,Svenn, Ted and Charlie and several nieces and nephews. Visitation is on Tueday January 29, 2002 from 4:30 to 7:30 P.M. at White and Day Mortuary, 3215 Sepulveda Blvd. Manhattan Beach, CA with services on Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 2:00 P.M. at White and Day Mortuary 3215 Sepulveda Blvd. Manhattan Beach, CA In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lymphoma Research Foundation, 8800 Venice Blvd.., Suite 207, Los Angeles, Ca 90034.

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