OBITUARY

Christopher Close Northcliffe

September 28, 1960August 13, 2012

Christopher Northcliffe, 51, of College Station passed away Monday August 13 in College Station. A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday August 18 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in College Station.

Christopher was born September 28, 1960 in New Haven, CT., the son of Lee Conrad and Hilda Close Northcliffe. He attended A&M Consolidated High School and later, received his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Technology from Texas A&M, Class of ’99. Christopher was a member of Unitarian Universalist Church of Brazos Valley, the Brazos Valley Progressives, a Texas Master Naturalist and volunteered many hours at the Brazos Valley Food Bank. He was a man of peace, kindness, intellect and creativity, with a gift of seeing beauty where others do not. His worldview was shaped by a deep spirituality, and his gentle nature and kindness toward others shined like a bright light in this oftentimes dark world. Christopher's light will not be extinguished by a senseless act. His legacy and spirit will continue to thrive in the lives of his family, friends and the many others fortunate enough to have known him.

Christopher is preceded in death by his parents; and his brother and sister-in-law, David Lee and Rosemarie Northcliffe.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Christy Claycamp Northcliffe; son Thomas Northcliffe; daughter, Emily Northcliffe all of College Station; aunt, Jeanne (Northcliffe) Hebeisen of Elgin, ILL.; and numerous other family and lifelong friends.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association Houston and Southeast Texas 2242 W. Holcombe Blvd. Houston, Texas 77030 or charity of your choice.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, August 18, 2012

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Mary Keefer

August 19, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Sarah Samaan

August 18, 2012

Chris was a close friend of mine in the late 1980's. He was such a gentle and kind soul, generous with his time and energy, and happy to help a friend in any way he could. He adopted my cat when I left the state for medical school, and although we never kept in touch, I have always smiled when I thought about him. I am so very sorry for your tragic loss.

Bob and Millie Foye

August 18, 2012

Dearest, dearest Christy,
The Foyes hold you and your family in our heart and in our prayers. We cannot express in words how much your family meant to our family and how deeply sorry we are for your loss. I hope all of the love that so many felt for your husband will be of comfort to you in the days ahead. May God keep you in the palm of His hand.
Much love, The Foyes
Millie Foye

August 18, 2012

Christy, Thomas and Emily,
We will always treasure our memories of you and Chris as wonderful neighbors and friends. He was an awesome man, father, neighbor and friend. We are deeply saddened by what has happened...If there is anything you need, do not hesitate to ask. Fondly, The Keysers

Jeff Hutchinson

August 18, 2012

Christy, Each memory of Chris is one of admiration in that he understood life and its meaning. Always a cool spirit and highly educated values. I join your sorrow but I also smile whenever I think of him. God's speed.

Elizabeth Boenig

August 18, 2012

I wanted to let you know that 10 years after teaching Emily, I do remember your family and send you my deepest condolences. The obituary is a beautiful tribute to your father and husband capturing his wonderful essence.

James Slowey

August 18, 2012

To Christy, my deepest sympathies. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God bless and keep you.

Donielle Mayer

August 18, 2012

Prayers are with you, Christy, as you endure yet another tragic loss. My heart goes out to you, Thomas, and Emily. I will be there for you if needed in the coming months.

Mark Hebert

August 17, 2012

Chris was a really good customer of mine, for years and years. He loved jambalaya and would get it everytime he came by. He was always kind, everytime he came by. I'm really going to miss seeing that guy. His kindness made an impression on me. Hearing of his death is very upsetting because he was such a good hearted person. He will be very missed at Hebert's.

Janet Wells

August 17, 2012

I was saddened to hear about your loss. He will be missed by many.

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