Christopher James Reimel
Christopher was born at Cottage Hospital on January 2, 1980, the first Carpinteria baby of the new decade. He died suddenly in Pismo Beach on October 25th. Chris grew up in Carpinteria attending local schools and graduated from Santa Barbara High. He later attended SBCC.
Christopher was a son, brother, father, uncle and nephew. He is survived by his parents Don and Linda Reimel, son Charles James Reimel, brother Matthew Reimel, sister Courtney (Gregg) Simms, uncles Patrick (Jennifer) Housh, Rick Housh, John (Tish) Housh, Peter (Linda) Housh, Jim Reimel and numerous cousins.
Chris was an avid reader and would always have a new book with him, especially Laurence Block or Chuck Palahniuk. He was funny, artistic, and clever with a wicked sense of humor. Chris was a master of sudoku and crossword puzzles. He was a progressive thinker and enjoyed discussing politics with family and friends. He loved family get togethers especially tritrip barbecues. He was soft spoken, 6 ft 4 in, with beautiful blue eyes who loved to make people laugh.
Chris’ greatest love was for his young son Charles James Reimel. He loved taking Charles to the beach, to the Zoo, exploring museums, playing games and hiking in Torro Canyon Park. Chris will be greatly missed.
A memorial event will take place at a later date.