We regret to announce the sudden passing of IBEW 1245 member Christopher Sunderland. Brother Sunderland was initiated into the IBEW in 2012, and was a 6th step apprentice lineman working for Par West in Clearlake at the time of his passing.
The obituary reads:
Christopher Michael Sunderland was born to Jennifer R Shaw and Jim D Sunderland Jr on March 30, 1990 at Tulare District Hospital in Tulare, CA. He tragically lost his life on March 13, 2022 just 2 weeks from his 32nd birthday. He was preceeded in death by grandfather Jim D. Sunderland Sr and grandfather Monty Montgomery. He leaves behind his wife Alli Paggi Sunderland, his two children Kayden J Sunderland (13) and Addilyn R Sunderland (6), mother Jennifer R Starr and step father Michael J Stan; his father Jim D Sunderland Jr and stepmother Tina Sunderland, his sister Emilee Stan; step sister Vanidee Quinonez, brothers Joshua M Stan; Adam M Stan; James M Starr and his wife Dahlia Starr, 3 grandmothers Racki Sunderland, Carrie Smith Mendonca and Virginia Montgomery, 1 nephew James W Starr, 2 nieces Jayla Starr and Jazmyne Lilley,4 uncles and 2 aunts. Chris was an amazing son, father, husband and friend, as well as a questionable golfer. He loved riding dirt bikes, wake boarding and spending time with his children. He was great at sports and achieved everything he put his mind to, including climbing half dome. He was lineman apprentice for the IBEW Local 1245. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him. His time here was cut way too short. His services will be held on Saturday April 2, 2022 at II am with a gathering afterwards. Services will be held at Tulare Community Church,1820 N. Gem St., Tulare, CA 93274 Services have been entrusted to Salser & Dillard Funeral Chapel. Memorial Tributes and condolences may be offered by logging onto www.salseranddillard.com.
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