Coleen Christy

January 14, 1941 ~ October 18, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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Coleen Christy Obituary

Coleen Christy, 82, of Warren, Pa., passed away unexpectedly at UPMC Hamot, on October 18, 2023, following a recent illness.

Coleen was born on January 14, 1941, in New Eagle, Pa., the daughter of the late James P and Mary Cowan Gavaghan. She was a graduate of  Ringgold High School in New Eagle Pa., and attended California University of Pennsylvania, where she met her husband Ron and they eloped and moved to Warren. Coleen was a Head Start teacher in Warren, and worked for S&H green stamps, and New Process Company. She later worked for Templeton Real Estate. In 1986 she established Coleen Christy Real Estate, from which she retired. She was very community orientated in Warren having volunteered for the Salvation Army, American Cancer Society, and Relay for Life. Coleen was a member of the Zonta Club and a member of the Eastern Star-Masonic Temple, where she served as Worthy Matron.  She was a little league coach, an avid Bridge player and a 50 year plus member of the First Presbyterian Church of Warren. Coleen was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan. She and her husband Ron spent many winters in Florida. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and a friend to many.

Coleen is survived by her three sons, Ryan Christy of Warren, Todd Christy and wife Joyce of Warren, and Dean Christy and wife Cathy of North Carolina; eight grandchildren, who affectionately knew her as Lulu, Devan Copley and husband Jordan of Sheffield, Lauren Pellegrino and husband Thomas of Warren, Sawyer Christy of Warren, Dillon and Naomi Christy of Winston-Salem, North Carolina;  Sarah Ellis of Pittsburgh, Josh Ellis of Warren, Natalie Corbin of Pittsburgh; great grandchildren, Colston Copley of Sheffield, Quinn Pellegrino of Warren, Collin and Aiden Ellis of Warren; a brother Jim Gavaghan and wife Sue of Charleroi, PA, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Coleen was preceded in death on August 30, 2018, by her husband Ronald E. Christy, whom she married on August 19, 1960, in Frostburg, Maryland, and her sister Mary Jane Sutts.

Friends will be received at the Peterson – Blick Funeral Home, Inc. 1003 Penna Ave E. Warren, Pa., on Monday October 23, 2023, from 4 to 7p.m., and one hour prior to a funeral service to be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday October 24, at the First Presbyterian Church, 300 Market St. Warren, Pa., with The Rev. Jeffrey Ewing, officiating.

Burial will follow in the Oakland Cemetery.

The family suggest memorial donations be made to Shriners Childrens Hospital, 1645 West 8th St, Erie, Pa., 16505, the Salvation Army, 311 Beach St. Warren, PA., or the American Cancer Society,

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October 23, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc.
1003 Pennsylvania Ave. East
Warren, PA 16365

October 24, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church
300 Market St
Warren, Pennsylvania 16365

Funeral Service
October 24, 2023

11:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church
300 Market St
Warren, Pennsylvania 16365


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