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Christopher Chapman Obituary
Christopher J. Chapman Christopher John Chapman's courageous battle with lung cancer was ended by his Creator on Saturday, September 24th at 4:30 am in his sleep and he gently moved from pain to peace in the arms of his wife/soul mate of 13 years, Susan Jane Trigg. Chris was born in the City of Oakland on June 11, 1950 and is proceeded in death by his father, Bill Chapman, and tearfully leaves behind his mother, Lenora five siblings-Bruce, Patrick, & Michael, Bill and sister, Tina (Shaffer), his favorite brother-in-law, Andrew, 3 beautiful daughters - Denise (Vargas), Jennifer, Amy, his son-in-law, Vince, grand-daughter, Olivia, grand son, Ryan Christopher, step children, Gillian (Jeff), Jamie (Nick), Curtis (Alicia) and grandson, Jackson. Nephews David, Eric, Ian and Braydon Chapman, nieces, Christi, Erin & Shannon Chapman, Rachel & Hanna Shaffer, too numerous to mention cousins, friends, & business associates and a host of actors. Chris was an incredibly talented, gifted and giving performer. Comedy, drama you name it - he excelled at it! However, his favorite role by far was his compelling performance as Willie Loman in Death of a Salesman, a show directed by his wife and, as a bonus, he had the opportunity to share the stage with his daughter Jennifer. A celebration of his life will take place on Saturday, October 1st at the Creekside Community Church, 951 McArthur Blvd, San Leandro, CA 94577 (510.430.0607) at 2:00pm. Reception immediately following. The Neptune Society is handling his remains. Family requests in lieu of flowers to send donations to Altarena Playhouse, www.altarena.org standup2cancer.org or . Lover, husband, son, father, brother, uncle, cousin and friend- he never lost his sense of humor even in his darkest hour. His spirit, quick wit, great laugh and smile ability to inject humor in his everyday life and love of mankind will be sorely missed by all who knew him. He will make heaven a much better place.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Sept. 28, 2011
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