Christopher Mathis Obituary, Death – On June 23, the world lost a remarkable soul as Christopher Mathis peacefully passed away at the age of 78. He was surrounded by the love of his life, his wife Gabriele (Gabi), during his final moments. Christopher’s life was a testament to love, family, and the enduring impact one person can have on the lives of many. Christopher was born to Vic and Helen (nee Hagerty) Mathis in La Porte, a small town filled with big dreams. From the very beginning, he had a deep passion for sports and a genuine love for his friends. His journey through the world of athletics began at St. Peter’s, where he played football and basketball from 1950 to 1958. Later, at La Porte High School, Christopher’s star would shine even brighter as he excelled in golf and football.
One of the most defining moments in Christopher’s athletic career was his role as an end on the undefeated 1962 La Porte High School football team. This remarkable team not only achieved victory on the field but also secured a place in the hearts of many. It was considered by the coaching staff to be the best team to ever take the field in La Porte, and Christopher’s contribution was a significant part of that success. Beyond his accomplishments on the field, Christopher was a devoted family man. He cherished his role as a husband to Gabriele, a loving father to Chris Jr. (Maureen Mathis) and Katja (Cristian Corotto), and a doting “Opi” to Gianluca, Milena, Philip, Paul, Georgia, and Leo. Family was the cornerstone of his life, and the love he shared with his family members was unwavering and pure.
In addition to his immediate family, Christopher will also be remembered in the prayers of his brother, Mike, who shared a lifetime of memories and experiences with him. Christopher’s legacy of love, dedication, and athletic prowess was celebrated in a visitation and funeral service held in Kaiserslautern Erfenbach, Germany, on June 30. A second service is planned at Kaden Westerwald, Germany, on July 15. Correspondence and condolences can be sent to Gottfried Keller Strasse 30, 67659, Kaiserslautern, Germany.
Christopher Mathis’s life serves as a reminder of the profound impact one can have on their loved ones and the world around them. His memory will forever be a source of inspiration and love for all who had the privilege of knowing him.