Christ, John T. A long time resident of the South Bay passed away peacefully in his home on October 9, 2007. He was 60 years old. John was the son of John and Jeannette Christ. He is survived by his sister Ann Keup and brother-in-law, Tim; twin nephews John and Kevin, niece Jennifer and 3 great nieces and nephews. Upon graduating from Pacific Palisades High School in 1966, John was drafted into the U.S. Air Force and served one tour in Vietnam. Once the boys of his unit found out the spelling of his last name they were quick to appoint him the Chaplain because they felt safe with him around. Since Vietnam he has lived his life to the fullest filling every free minute with surfing , mountain biking and the preservation of the coast and bike paths. Anything that was outdoors was his love. John worked as an independent contractor for GC Aero for 10 years, a company he loved. Through them he met and spent some of his best times with the friends he worked with. On Saturday, October 20, 2007 at 1:00 PM there will be a celebration of his life on the sand at Avenue C in Redondo Beach. Friends will paddle out for the scattering of his ashes. Please bring your wetsuits and surf boards if you would like to participate. A reception will follow at the Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd. in Torrance.

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  1. Johnny: 26yrs ago we were married on the most romantic day of the year, Valentine’s day. And from our recent conversations, it appears that our Love never died. I’m not sure what happened, but I know in my heart that you remained in my heart for a reason. As I took my vows, I declared my love for you in front of God and Family and friends, and to this day I can honestly say, I Love you. I’m going to miss you, I thank God I have Memories and everything that you have given me from the moment we meant. I will see you again. I love you Theresa

  2. Dear ann & family We are so sorry to hear of John’s death. Our prayers are with you. Love Betty Ann , Bill and family

  3. Dear Ann and Family I’m Betty’s sister. I saw John right before your Dad passed away. My daughters and son met your Mom and Dad for dinner when I was visiting Ca. We had a great visit, we talked for hours. John spoke about his boat and love for the water. I want you to know our thoughts and prayers are with you.I only wish we would have known each other when we were young. Love to all your Family Valerie,Paul Bekemeyer and Family

  4. So very sorry to hear of your loss, and the tragic manner in which you had to find out. In viewing his memorial he certainly seemed to have found the meaning of life, he always looked so content. my prayers are with you all, Sophe

  5. Dear Annie & Tim; Our hearts go out to you with the loss of your brother. I am sure that whatever differences you once had, they are forgiven and only peace should fill your heart for him. Craig and I are truely sorry for your loss, and hope that God’s light will give you the peace you need in this difficult time. With our deepest Simpathy, The Sanden Family

  6. To the entire Christ Family, our hearts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. John was my first love and will remain in my heart always. My heartfelt love and best wishes always, Patty (Stickle) Lindsly

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