AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 8, 2017 in St. Joseph Parish Austintown, for Richard F. Christy, 85, who died peacefully at his residence on Sunday, July 2, 2017.
Rich was born in Youngstown on February 1, 1932 to his parents, John and Helen Mochan Christy.
He was a Woodrow Wilson graduate and a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War.
He enjoyed flying, horses and football.
Rich is survived by his son, Kyle Christy with whom he made his home; his grandson, Ty; his daughters, Diane (Martin) Trebus, Suzanne Shardy, Michele (Mark) D’Eramo and Chanti Christy; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and many “adoptive children” among others.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Diana Vravac Christy whom he married August 26, 1970, died August 22, 2002 and a grandson.
Rich will be sadly missed by those who knew him. Family and friends will gather at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 8 in the church prior to the service.
Arrangements handled by Schiavone Funeral Home.