Ronald E Christy

Born: Fri., Jul. 28, 1939
Died: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Sep. 03, 2018
Location: Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc.

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Tue., Sep. 04, 2018
Location: First Presbyterian Church

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Tue., Sep. 04, 2018
Location: First Presbyterian Church

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Ronald E. Christy, 79, of Warren, PA, passed away Thursday, August 30, 2018 at UPMC Hamot Erie, Pa. Ron was born July 28, 1939 in Kane, PA, the son of the late Evan E. and Doris (Leiser) Christy. Ron grew up in Russell City, PA and was a 1957 graduate of Kane High School. He attended California University of Pennsylvania where he met his wife, Coleen Gavaghan. They were married August 19, 1960 in Frostburg, Maryland. Ron was employed with the U.S. Forest Service for 38 years, from which he retired. He was a 50 plus year member of the First Presbyterian Church of Warren, PA. where he served as a Deacon. He was a 50-year member of the Kane Lodge #556, Free and Accepted Masons, the Coudersport Consistory, an active member of the Zem Zem Shrine and Zem Zem Hornets, and a member of the Royal Order of Jesters. He was a board member of the American Cancer Society, and The Pleasant Township Fire Hall. Ron loved spending time with his family, especially at the cottage in Maple Springs on Chautauqua Lake. He enjoyed the outdoors his entire life, bird watching, taking care of his home and garden, and hunting and fishing with his sons. He was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan. He coached Little League and the Pleasant Panther Flag Football. And was also the Boy Scout leader for Pleasant Troop 45. Ron will long be remembered by his family as a loving husband, father, grandfather, friend to many, and for his true care, compassion and great sense of humor. He is survived by his wife, Coleen (Gavaghan) Christy; three sons: Ryan Christy (Kamille) of Warren, Todd Christy (Joyce) of Pittsburgh, and Dean Christy (Cathy) of Lewisville, N.C. Ron was affectionally know as “Beeps” to his grandchildren, Devan Copley (Jordan) of Sheffield, Lauren Christy and companion Thomas Pellegrino of Warren, Sawyer Christy of Warren, Elijah Highhouse of Warren, Kylie Highhouse of Florida, Dillon and Naomi Christy of Lewisville, N.C.; Josh Ellis of Warren, PA; Sarah Ellis of Pittsburgh, PA; Natalie Corbin of Los Angeles, CA; great grandchildren, Collin and Aiden Ellis of Warren, PA; Colston Copley of Sheffield, PA; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded in death by his sister Janet Welch. Friends will be received at the Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc. 1003 Pennsylvania Ave, East, Warren, on Monday Sept 3, from 6 to 8 p.m., and on Tuesday Sept 4, at the First Presbyterian Church, 300 Market Street from 10 until noon, at which time a funeral service with be held there with the Rev. Rebecca Taylor, pastor, and The Rev. Jeff Ewing co-officiating. Burial will follow in the Oakland Cemetery. Members of the Kane Masonic Lodge will provide a Memorial Rite at 8 pm Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospital Zem Zem Unit, 2525 38th Street, Erie, PA 16506 or to the American Cancer Society, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA 16365

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Maurice and Mary Serret
   Posted Sat September 01, 2018
Our sincere condolences to all of the Christy family.

Don Armstrong
   Posted Sun September 02, 2018
Ron And I were Best friends while growing up in Russell City and during our high school years. Deeply sorry for your lose

Ann Collis-james
   Posted Sun September 02, 2018
I know you all are hurting now and I am sending my deepest sympathy. I am so sorry for your loss, May God comfort you as you grieve. Coleen sending my love.

Bob & Janice Hutchinson
   Posted Sun September 02, 2018
Coleen and family,
We are so sad to hear about Ron’s passing. He was a special man and a good friend. We will miss him and pray for all of you.
Love, Hutch and Janice

Tim Greenlund
   Posted Sun September 02, 2018
Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Ron was a wonderful man and will be very sadly missed by our whole community
Tim and Barb Greenlund

Barbara Scott
   Posted Mon September 03, 2018
We send our thoughts and prayers to your family during this difficult time.

Ian and Barbara Scott8

Jody Gustafson Howe
   Posted Tue September 04, 2018
My deepest sympathy to your family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
Respectfully, Jody

Cecilia Andoff
   Posted Thu September 06, 2018
My dearest american family, my sincere condolences to all of you. I wish that I was able to attend the funeral, but instead I'm sending you big warm hugs from Sweden. Coleen sending my special love to you. Hop to see you in not to many years. Love//Cia

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