Obituary: Cris Hamilton |

Obituary: Cris Hamilton

Cris Hamilton was born on February 5, 1956 in San Rafael, California, and was raised in Santa Barbara, CA. He passed away of natural causes on January 7, 2016.

Cris was a kind hearted, loving family man, with an infectious smile. He had a passion for sailing, and was part of the 1987 America’s Cup Team Stars & Stripes, winning back the cup in Australia. He was an avid sailor, sailing all over the world. With his love and respect for John Wayne we considered him our sailing cowboy.

He is survived by his loving wife Pam and children Cooper (Santa Barbara), Hannah (Truckee) and Garrett (Truckee).

Cris’s legacy will live on through his children who inherited his big, kind, wonderful heart. Cris loved his wife and his precious family, more than anything in the world. He will be greatly missed.

Fair Winds and Following Seas Cris!

A celebration of life will be held in his honor at Tahoe Forest Church, 10315 Hirschdale Rd, Truckee, CA 96161 on Saturday, January 16th at 11:30.

In lieu of flowers, if you wish, donations may be made to the Cris Hamilton Family Memorial Fund at Wells Fargo Bank.