Passed away on November 12th, 2007 at his home in Thousand Oaks with his family at his side. Charles “Chris” Bredall was born on March 3rd, 1919 in Overland, MO. He is survived by his loving wife, Gladys “Eve” Bredall, daughter Donna, sons Rick and Bill, grandchildren Janae, Kiera, Brianne, Kevin, Sarah, Mark Alan and Johnny and great-grandchildren Jordan and Justin.
Chris was a wonderful, loving, reliable father and husband. Deeply devoted to his wife, Eve, they were happily married for sixty-five years. Constantly one another’s companion, they hosted many parties in their warm and well-decorated home. They freely shared their love, humor and life stories, educating us all in the importance of friends and family.
Chris had remarkable drive, ambition and optimism. He was a self-taught pianist and builder, and a brilliant engineer.
Chris started his Engineering career during World War II at the U.S. Naval Research Lab. He spent a short time in the Navy working at the rank of Chief Perry Officer. In 1950, he earned a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland and graduated with Tau Beta Phi and Phi Kappa Phi honors. Armed with his college degree, Chris pursued his passion of Electrical Engineering by working for well known companies such as RCA, Packard Bell and IBM. In 1961, Chris began his employment with the Aerospace Corporation where he continued for over 25 years.
Funeral Services will be held at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, 5801 Kanan Road, Westlake Village with a private burial service the following day. In lieu of flowers, donations to Parkinsons Resource Organization may be made in his name www.ParkinsonsResource.org