South San Francisco, CA June 13, 2021
Christopher George Yock, a resident of San Rafael, CA, passed away at home on June 8, 2021. Christopher was born on December 27, 1963 in San Francisco, CA. His love for “The City” was a constant throughout his life, from his immense knowledge of the best local eateries to ultimately becoming a public servant as a Firefighter for the San Francisco Fire Department.
Christopher was born to Jimmy and Anita Yock. He grew up in the Westborough neighborhood of South San Francisco.
Christopher began his journey in the fire service as a Firefighter at the Alameda Naval Airbase Station, followed by the Presidio Fire Department, before finally achieving his dream career as a Firefighter for the San Francisco Fire Department. Christopher loved his career in the fire service, and was a beloved firehouse chef who prepared amazing meals with an infectious happiness.
Christopher lived a full and vibrant life, undeniably meeting and making lifelong friends along the way. For anyone who knew Christopher, they knew his immense happiness and passion for traveling, cooking, photography, and music. Christopher was a seasoned world traveler, with some of his favorite destinations being Palau, Porto, Maldives, Tahiti, Bali and numerous Maui family trips.
For all his noted passions in life, Christopher’s greatest happiness and source of pride was his son, Cayden Yock. Christopher was known for always proudly referring to Cayden as “my son” with a beaming smile. Christopher and Cayden loved to spend their time together riding mountain bikes, going to swim meets, taking road trips, and weekend drives in Christopher’s beloved Alfa Romeo Spider.
Christopher loved to live life to its fullest, and he lived to love his family and friends. Family was his priority in life. Christopher was the DJ with a never-ending playlist at every family gathering, along with a cooler filled with an eclectic mix of San Francisco culinary treats and drinks. His photography skills have captured countless family memories and will be cherished by his family for generations to come.
Christopher is survived by his siblings, Jeffery Yock and Jennifer Yock-Lanthier, his son, Cayden Yock (Nancy Galvin), his brother-in-law, Sean Lanthier, and his nephew and nieces, Danielle Gracia, Alyssa Sozio, Adam Lanthier, and Ashley Yock.
The family extends its gratitude to the San Rafael Fire Department E-57C for their heroic efforts.
Friends and family may visit Thursday, June 17th from 4:00pm at St. Ignatius Church, 650 Parker Ave, San Francisco, 94118 where a Vigil Service will be held at 6:00 pm.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 1:00 pm Friday, June 18, 2021, also at St. Ignatius Church. A reception to follow. Donations to the Cayden Yock Scholarship Fund c/o SF Credit Union, 3201 California St., San Francisco, CA 94118 or Memorial donations may be made to SF Firefighters Cancer Prevention Foundation, 1139 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.