AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Funeral services celebrating the life of Gary “Bud” Christy, Jr. will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 21 at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel, for Gary “Bud” Christy, Jr., who passed away on Saturday evening, September 16, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his loved ones at the age of 48.
Gary was born on April 25, 1969 in Youngstown, the son of Gary, Sr. and Carol (Sommer) Christy.
He was a graduate of Austintown Fitch High School class of 1987.
Gary was a volunteer with Southside Hospital in the gift shop and ran the book cart and was honored for his more than 1,000 hours of volunteer work.
He was a member of St. Christine Church.
Gary was an avid Steelers fan and a Lions Fan; as well as a music enthusiast and a collector of sports cards.
He leaves his parents with whom he made his home; two sisters, Susan (Michael Broadwater) Christy of Cincinnati and Jeanine (Tammy DeMarco) Christy of Austintown; a nephew, Thomas Pallo, Jr.; a niece, Chelsea Pallo as well as his golden retriever, Blazer.
Gary was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.
Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 21 at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel where services will begin at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to https://donate.bbrfoundation.org in Gary’s name.