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Christopher G. Ogaz

April 12, 1916 September 24, 2019
Christopher G. Ogaz
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Obituary for Christopher G. Ogaz

Christopher G. Ogaz at 103 yrs old passed to see the Lord on Sept. 24th at 2:20pm. He was born in Albuquerque, NM on April 12, 1916 in a neighborhood called Five Points, he attended St. Mary’s school. Worked on the family farm and mountain ranch during the depression.Chris joined the US Army Corps of Engineers in 1940.
Chris helped with the construction of Ft. Ord. He served in North Africa, Italy, and Europe during WWII and was discharged honorably as a T/Sgt. in 1945. Went to University of New Mexico on the GI Bill. He married Helen M. (née) Sanchez at St Felipe. De Neri Catholic Church on Sept. 20, 1948 in Old Town Albuquerque. He then had two children Michael ‘51 and Elizabeth ‘53. He moved to SF CA worked for the Boys Club. He then worked at NASA Ames as a calibration technician for pressure instruments and settled in Mountain View in 1956; he was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. A devout Catholic he volunteered at church as an usher and at the school festival, men’s club, and the PTG. He had two more children Phillip ‘58 and Jerry ‘63. He also volunteered as a scout leader. He retired from Lockheed Missiles and Space in 1981. Chris was a good man, loving husband, devoted father, and grandfather. He recently celebrated his 71st wedding Anniversary from his bed. He is survived by his wife Helen, four children, and seven grand children.
Vigil services will be held Thurs.Oct. 3rd at 7 p.m with visitations starting at 5 pm. at Cusimano Family Colonial Mortuary, 96 El Camino Real W., Mtn. View. Funeral Mass will be held Fri. Oct. 4th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 582 Hope St.,Mtn.View. Interment following Mass at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Los Altos.

In lieu of flowers the family would like donations for mass intentions for Chris Ogaz or donations to the Gary Sinise Foundation ( military non-profit)

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7:00 PM 10/3/2019 7:00:00 PM
Cusimano Family Colonial Mortuary

96 West El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA 94040

Cusimano Family Colonial Mortuary
96 West El Camino Real Mountain View 94040 CA
United States

Funeral Mass




11:00 AM 10/4/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Joseph's Church

582 Hope Street
Mountain View, CA

St. Joseph's Church
582 Hope Street Mountain View CA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Gary Sinise Foundation


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