CAPT Christopher P. Arendt, USN (Ret.)
ENS Christopher P. Arendt, USN became a Naval Aviator on October 15, 1982 at HT-8, NAS whiting Field, Milton, Florida. ENS Arendt was Navy Helicopter Pilot Designator Number R-16850.
Chris Arendt passed away on May 22 in his home in Annandale, VA.
Chris achieved his childhood dream of becoming a naval aviator, serving 27 years in the United States Navy, retiring with the rank of Captain. He served in the DoD for an additional 14 years before retiring last June. Chris was a selfless leader, mentor, and manager, and is remembered by his colleagues for his humility and empathy, qualities which he often demonstrated through an affected gruff demeanor and always with a twinkle in his eye.
Chris was dearly loved. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Cindy; his two sons, Andrew (and wife Olivia) and Benjamin (and wife Gabrielle); and many loving family members and friends that he adored.
A funeral mass honoring Chris will be held on Saturday, May 27 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 5121 Woodland Way, Annandale at 2:30 p.m. Internment at Arlington National Cemetery will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to a charity of choice.