John F. Christman

July 1, 1964 ~ April 18, 2019 (age 54)


John F. Christman Jr., 54 of Fenelton passed away Thursday evening, April 18, 2019 at Butler Memorial Hospital; following a lengthy battle with cancer. John was born in Pittsburgh on July 1, 1964. He was the son of Ola Murray Christman of Penn Hills and the late John F. Christman, Sr.

He was a graduate of Penn Hills High School, and was of the Presbyterian faith. He enjoyed karaoke, snowmobiling, dirt biking, bird watching and feeding the birds. John was an avid fisherman and hunter and a member of the Antler Club of Lucinda.  

He had been employed by Pengate Handling Systems in Cranberry Township.

John is survived by his wife, Carrie A Nau Christman, whom he married in Chicora on April 11, 2013; two daughters, Morgan L. Christman Zeigler, and her husband, Joshua, of Worthington; and Sydney M. Christman Pyle, and her husband, Jacob of Chicora; a son Tyler A. Shaffer of Fenelton; three grandchildren, Wyatt R, and Easton L. Zeigler and Jamison P. Pyle; a sister Martha Ray, and her husband Kenny, of Penn Hills; his father-in-law and mother-in-law Robert C. and Mary Ann Stackiewicz Nau of Lucinda; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Robert and Lori Nau of Pittsburgh, and Kristin and William Glasser of Lucinda; as well as a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Friends will be received at Hile Funeral Home of Chicora, 339 Chicora-Fenelton Road, Chicora from 1-2:45 pm on Tuesday. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday from the funeral home with the Reverend Floyd Barnhart, a United Methodist Pastor officiating. After the funeral, additional visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday.

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