Christian H. Oberth
Oberth, Christian H. 59, loving husband of Mary Schmidt; loving son of Anne Brisbane; loving father of Jacquelyn and Rosalyn; brother of John (Beate) Oberth. He was an original Apple programmer, made an anteater game and was passionate about making and playing games. Visitation 3-7 PM Wednesday at Kristan Funeral Home P.C., 219 West Maple Ave. (2 blocks west of Rt. 45 on Rt. 176), Mundelein. Funeral service 7 PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (M.M.R.F.) online or 383 Main Ave. 5th floor Norwalk, CT 06851. For info visit www.kristanfuneralhome.com or call 847-566-8020.
Published by Chicago Sun-Times on Jul. 16, 2012.
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I feel I've must have been in a time warp as I swear I just talked to Chris recently... I guess time is really flying now at our age. I didn't realize he was so close on the edge as he sounded good on the phone. I still have all those Apple games he used to share with us all. He was responsible for getting me into computing when he came over with his brand new Apple II. That was the spring of 1978, just a few months after it's release. I remember it well. He will be missed.
Mike Reinhart
June 6, 2013
I didn't know Chris personally, but I greatly enjoyed the Apple II games he created and had many fun-filled hours playing them. My sympathies and condolences go to the family.
Huw Williams
December 6, 2012
Chris was an exceptionally talented and innovative game programmer who I met and befriended early in my own career at the Elektrik Keyboard store in Chicago. He will be missed.
David Thiel
October 10, 2012
To Christian,
an early Apple II programmer. The kind of those who made us dream.
Thank you, we will miss you,
Antoine
Antoine Vignau
August 6, 2012
Mary - colleague and friend, Our deep condolences to you and to Jacquelyn and Rosalyn. The stories and updates you shared about Chris and his long struggle spoke of a good man with a strong will to live.

Peter and Anita Zervopoulos
Peter Zervopoulos
July 20, 2012
My deepest sympathy to Mary, Jacquelyn and Rosalyn as I share in the loss of my wonderful friend Chris. May we find peace in the memories of his life and the time we shared with him, and the love he shared with us.
Chris,
You have been, and always shall be my friend!

Gary moe
July 18, 2012
Goodbye, Chris. I'll always remember you as the sweet, silly cousin of my Chicago childhood. My sympathies to your wife and daughters and to your mom.
Ursula,
and Ken, Christiaan and Katherine
Ursula Stange
July 15, 2012
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