Amberg, Christopher Wyatt, Born October 12, 1961 in Glendale, CA, passed away December 13, 2009 in Torrance, CA. Chris started his career washing airplanes while in high school. He eventually learned to fly then sold his plane washing business. Chris also sold real estate, went into mortgage lending, and graduated from the police academy at El Camino College. He eventually became a truck driver with a 1 million mile accident free record. An accident happened approximately 9 years ago when his co-driver went to sleep at the wheel hitting another truck almost head-on. Chris, although strapped into the bunk, was ejected ending up under the wheels of the trailer. His severe injuries and subsequent use of pain medication was the beginning of the end. Chris was obsessive about everything he did - an avid reader, computer user, CB radio, fishing, and country music. Chris loved his daughter, Erin, of whom he was very proud. He was good and caring to older people, animals, and enjoyed keeping in touch with old friends. Christopher is survived by his parents, George and Shirley Amberg of Redondo Beach, CA; daughter, Erin Amberg of Medford, OR; and sister, Lynne Amberg of Redondo Beach, CA, Niece, Anna Amberg and good friend Sue Chaffin. The Memorial Service will be held at White & Day Colonial Mortuary on Monday December 21, 2009 at 10am. Burial will be private at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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  1. To the Amberg Family – I am very sorry to here about Chris. I lived right down the block along with my sister Tammi and we used to talk on the CB radio alot. I remember the base station he had in his back yard that was awesome. I contacted him on Facebook a bit. I will always remember him as a good friend. We had alot of fun growing up by each other. Rick Mattson

  2. I am so deeply saddened by the news of Chris’s passing. I spent a lot of time at the reunion catching up with him. All my best to his family during this very difficult time. Chris had a good heart and was loved by many.

  3. I am so very sorry to hear about Chris’ passing. He was always very nice to me in high school and enjoyable to be around and talk to. Please accept my prayers of healing and comfort in this time of mourning, I am sure he will be missed by all who knew him.

  4. I am very sorry for your loss. I did not know Christopher but I pray he rests in peace and my heart goes out the family. God Bless you on the sad time Sincerely Conny Brown

  5. I personally appreciated his words of support when my mother recently passed away in September. Thank you Chris and may you rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this truly difficult time.

  6. To the Amberg Family, I am so sorry. I went to school with Chris from K-12 and El Camino College. I remember seeing him at the last two reunions as well. He was gentle person. May God comfort you as you walk through this time of grieving.

  7. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. Chris was a great neighbor and friend… and he surely will be missed by Robert and I.

  8. I am so sorry about Chris’ passing. I really appreciate the love he gave my dad and HIS GRANDPA. I am so happy he will be with him and his grandma Annie now.

  9. I’m very sorry to hear of Chris’s passing.Chris lived down the street and was friends with Mike Phillips.I remember having an awsome water balloon fight with Chris and his dad back in the day. Charlie Bragg

  10. Chris was an entrepreneur from the beginning. I owe him my first job when he passed the torch for delivering the Herald Examiner. He and I ran film projectors for the Kindergarteners when we were in the 5th grade.

  11. Chris was two years behind me at South High, and I remember his quiet smile in the clarinet section in band. My condolences to his family. Beverly (Bateman) Mausbach

  12. I remember Chris well from Riviera, Newton, and South High. I am so sorry to learn of his passing. My condolences and deepest sympathy to his family.

  13. I knew Chris well in high school, especially in band as we both played clarinet. We had some good laughs. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Amberg family.

  14. I am so sorry to hear of Chris’ passing. I was a high school classmate and remember him as a gentle and kind person. May the peace of Christ be with the Amberg family. Sincerely, Janet Earlye

  15. I was searching online for old schoolmates, and stumbled across Chris’s obituary:( Im so very sorry to hear he’s passed, it was a shock to hear. Chris was my first serious boyfriend, a very nice guy. I remember him messing with his cb, playing dj at a local radio station, driving around in his old Caddy. I still have a high school photo somewhere of he and I when we went to the SAdie Hawkins dance. He showed up in a checked shirt, straw hat, suspenders, and I think he had a tooth blacked out lol He was quite a character, and always had big plans for his life. I’m so sorry he didn’t get the chance to carry out many of those plans:(

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