Christopher Andrew Smith had a long career in Southern California as a manufacturing engineer. He attended St. Bernard High School and California State University, Long Beach. He is survived by his wife Jana Emi Smith, his son David K. Smith, and his mother Norma Guest Smith, and his 9 siblings: Jerry, Kathleen, Gordon, Mary, Dan, Ann, Joseph, Elizabeth, and Teresa. He is predeceased by his father Gerald F. Smith. Donations are requested in lieu of flowers to Heal the Bay or St. Anastasia School for the Christopher Smith Scholarship Fund. A funeral mass will be held at St. Anastasia Church 7390 Manchester Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 at 10:30 am on Monday March 23, 2009. A reception will follow immediately after mass at St. Anthony's Parish Hall 220 Sierra St. El Segundo, CA 90245.

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  1. Our deepest sympathy to Chris’ family. Bill and Donna Corrigan parents of Steve Corrigan

  2. Dear Norma, Jana, and David and all of the Smith family, especially Mary, Kathleen, and Ann: Jimmy and I were saddened and shocked to hear of the death of Chris. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. I will remember him and all of you tomorrow in the Masses I will say and I plan to attend the funeral on Monday. God’s peace, Mark Hallahan

  3. I know it’s been years since high school,but I wanted to send my condolences. May you find strength in the love of family.

  4. Dear Jana, I was saddened to hear about your loss. Please accept our condolences – you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Your cousins in New York – Debbie Trout and Cathy Handt

  5. Dear Norma and family, We are deeply saddened to learn of Chris’s passing. Know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. We wanted to send our deepest sympathys to Chris’ family. It is a terrible tradgedy and we were greatly saddened by the news. Chris was always such a friendly and positive person he will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family in this time.

  7. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time. We are available for anything that can help in any way.

  8. Dear Jana, Susanne and I are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Chris. I had the pleasure and honor of getting to know Chris over the past 10 years or so. He is one of few people in my life that I could completely trust with just about anything. He was honest, fun-loving and hard-working. I know he loved you and David very much because he always spoke with pride and admiration about both of you. One of the most memorable times I spent with Chris that I will never forget was our business trip to Malaysia and Singapore. He connected so easily with our business partners and they learned to love and respect him. Chris made work fun and I will truly miss him. Please accept our condolences and if you need any assistance please don’t hesitate to ask. Love, Sam & Susanne

  9. My condolences. It saddens me to hear the news of Chris’s passing. God Bless him and his family… You are all in my prayers… Alex

  10. Dear Jana, I am deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Chris. I had known Chris for more than 10 years now and in fact met up with him in his office just last month. He showed me around his plant with full of pride. One of the most memorable times I spent with Chris was his trip to Malaysia and Singapore. He is a fun-loving person, loves Asian food and is well like by all of us here in Asia. I will truly miss him. Please accept my condolences and take care. Regards, Beny

  11. My heart goes out to the entire Smith family. Although it has been a long time, I still remember how happy Chris was in school, always smiling, always happy to be wherever he was. I was saddened to hear of his passing. My condolences to the family.

  12. My heartfelt sorrow go out to Chris’s family and friends. He will be dearly missed.

  13. I wish to express my sincere condolences to the entire Smith family. Chris and I had lockers near each other all four years at St. Bernard’s. We had a few mutual friends, so occasionally we’d run into one another. What I will always remember is how warm and friendly he was each time our paths crossed.

  14. All my prayers and condolences to the whole family. He was a great guy, and what a lovely tribute. God has special plans for him, I am sure.

  15. I am a high school friend of Chis. I remember Chris as being such a nice friend. He was always helping someone or giving advise with a smile on his face. It has been 26 years since we went to school together but I will never forget him. Please do not hesitate to call upon me if I can be of any help to anyone in his family. My prayers are with you.

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