Chris Kendall was born on June 21, 1941 in Gardner, MA. Chris passed from time into eternity on March 1, 2004 in Fresno, CA. Chris had been diagnosed with Mesothelioma in July 2003. He died peacefully of complications caused by the cancer. Chris is survived
by his wife MarDell, daughters Lori and Bonnie, grandchildren Kendall and Raquel, and brothers Don and Chuck.
Chris was a loving, kind and patient husband, father, friend, employer and colleague. He was always cheerful and positive in the face of any challenge, personal or professional. His grandson Kendall knew him as the “funniest grandpa ever.”
His lifelong hobby and a source of enjoyment was his chosen career: electromagnetic compatibility. Chris had an outstanding knowledge of EMC principals and an incredibly broad range of practical EMC design experience. He was a gifted teacher and he took
great pleasure in sharing EMC design principals and practices to others. He always encouraged questions from his employees, students and customers. Chris was always willing to spend his time generously to assist anyone with a need.
Mr. Kendall’s 41 years of professional experience included EMC work on Military, Avionics and Commercial electronics. He did extensive EMC design on the heads-up displays and other systems for the A-6, A-10, F-111, F-14, F-15, F-16, F-18, F-22, Apache
Helicopter, and Comanche Helicopter. Mr. Kendall was an ANSI C63 Subcommittee member, an ANSI medical standards committee member, an EMC consultant to HIMA, an SAE AE-4R Sub-committee chair, a NARTE Senior EMC Engineer and an IEEE EMC Society Distinguished
Chris held a BS degree in Physics from California State University at Northridge. He and his wife MarDell founded CKC in 1973 to provide EMC design consultation and testing services. He was the Principal Consultant and CEO of CKC Laboratories, Inc.
Chris will be missed greatly by his family, friends, employees and colleagues.
For those interested, in lieu of flowers the family would appreciate contributions to the National Mesothelioma Fund, 2401 South 31st Street, Temple TX 76508 Attn: Dr. Smythe. Checks should reference “Chris Kendall Memorial: Research Only.
Please share any special thoughts and memories that you have of Chris by sending an E-mail to his family at InMemoryOfChris@ckc.com