Obituary: Christopher Glass
A Celebration of Life memorial service will take place Sunday, Feb. 20 for Christopher Lloyd Glass, who died of cancer on Feb. 12, 2000, at his home in South Lake Tahoe. He was 36.
Mr. Glass was born Oct. 12, 1963, at Sacramento, Calif. He graduated from St. Mel’s Elementary School in 1978, and Bella Vista High School at Fair Oaks, Calif., in 1982. He moved to South Lake Tahoe following high school and had been a resident for the past 18 years. He managed many area ski and boating shops including Rainbow Mountain Ski Shop and Powder House Ski Shop and was harbor master at Ski Run Boat Company. He was proud to have earned his captain’s license.
Mr. Glass lived life to the fullest and throughout each step of his long battle with cancer he would say, “Just another inconvenience.” He was known for his adventuresome spirit and his favorite sayings, “Most fun, least effort” and “Speed and gravity are your friends.” He lived for the thrill and excitement he found in activities such as skiing, biking, rafting and all water sports.
Survivors include his father, Henry L. Glass of Fair Oaks and Oakhurst, Calif.; brothers, Andy and Jim Glass of Cameron Park, Calif., and Roy Glass of Anchorage, Alaska; sisters, Peggy Beauchamp of Trabuco Canyon, Calif., and Joyce McGibbon of Eureka, Calif.; and their spouses and children. He also is survived by his “Tahoe family,” Brad Byington, D.C.; Mario and Mikee Mangiaracini; Steve and Mel Alpaugh; Tom, Pam and Tamara Sharkey; Kathryn Biasotti; Billy Brown; Jeff Miller; and Dave Cunningham; his faithful dog, Rek; and many other friends, co-workers, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother, Catherine “Kay” Glass.
Friends are invited to celebrate his love of life at a memorial service Sunday, Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. at Tahoe Keys Marina/Yacht Club, Tahoe Keys Boulevard and Venice Drive in South Lake Tahoe. Ashes will be dispersed at a later date during a private service.
At his request, in lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the South Lake Tahoe Cancer League, P.O. Box 17962, South Lake Tahoe, Calif. 96151 or Barton Memorial Hospital Home Health and Hospice, 2092 Lake Tahoe Blvd., No. 500, South Lake Tahoe, Calif. 96150.
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