Dr. David Chandler dies at 87

DOWNEY — Dr. David P. Chandler, a longtime Downey resident, died March 23 at the age of 87.

An electrical engineer, he helped shape and pioneer the technological platforms for today's home computers, gaming systems and national defense system.

Chandler was an active member of Downey United Methodist Church for more than 50 years. After retirement, he became involved in social concerns, helping to form Advocates for Multi-Cultural Harmony, a non-profit group committed to helping neighborhoods become stronger through understanding the dynamics of cultural changes in their community.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Alice, and his second wife, Charlotte.

He is survived by his life partner, DeMaris; four children; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was interred on March 28 during a private service at Rose Hills. Donations can be made in his memory to Downey United Methodist Church Memorial Fund/Dave Chandler.

Published in The Downey Patriot: April 7, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 51

Addendum to Obituary

David P. Chandler is survived by his life partner, DeMaris; four children (Timothy Chandler, Paul Chandler, Elaine Smith, and Alan Chandler); twelve grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.