William Christie

Obituary of William A. Christie

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William A. (Bill) Christie, age 95 of Mount Pleasant, PA, died Friday, 10/22/2021 in Mount Pleasant, PA. Mr. Christie was born April 7, 1926, the son of the late Joseph and Theresa Tepley Christie. He was a member of St. John Byzantine Catholic Church in Scottdale. He had been employed as a Tool & Die Maker for Permali and Russell Tool. In addition to his family, Bill’s greatest achievement was his service in the United States Navy. He received a Purple Heart in recognition of his valor while serving aboard the WWII Destroyer the USS Plunkett that saw action at Anzio Beach and Normandy. He once was presumed killed in action, but made his way safely home to the family’s farm in Carpentertown. Bill was a wonderful gardener, always taking people tomatoes, peppers, and anything else he grew. His family will greatly miss all his chocolate goodies at Christmas. Pap was an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns even though he resided in a black and gold sports town. He was a lifetime member of the Hecla Sportsmen’s Club. Bill will fondly be remembered as a selfless person with a gentle smile who always had a story to tell. His easy-going spirit will be truly missed by his beloved grandchildren. He is survived by his son, Mark Christie, his three grandchildren, Nicole Karfelt (Robert), Kayla Johnson (Matthew) and Alexis Christie and by his three great-grandchildren, Robbie and Ryan Karfelt and Aiden Johnson. Bill is also survived by his sisters, Joanne Overdorff and Mary Bezpiaty and by numerous nieces and nephews, all of whom he loved dearly. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Welch Christie, his son, Gregory Christie and by his brothers and sisters; George, John, Joe, Mike and Paul Christie, Margaret Molchan and Ann Crum. Family and friends will be received Tuesday from 3 until 7PM at the Galone-Caruso Funeral Home, 204 Eagle Street, Mount Pleasant. A Panichida Service will be held Wednesday at 10:15AM in the funeral home followed by the Devine Liturgy to be intoned at 11:00AM at St. John Byzantine Church, Scottdale, with the Very Rev. Oleh Semerchuk as celebrant. Military Honors will be accorded by the American Legion Post #446. The family requests no flowers, instead, please consider making a Memorial Contribution to St. John Byzantine Catholic Church, 525 Porter Avenue, Scottdale, PA 15683 or to The National Alzheimer’s Association in Memory of William Christie. To offer an online condolence, please visit our website at: www.galone-carusofuneralhome.com
Tuesday
26
October

Visitation at Funeral Home

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Galone-Caruso Funeral Home Inc.
204 Eagle Street
Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, United States
Wednesday
27
October

Mass

11:00 am
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
St. John Byzantine Church
Porter Avenue
Scottdale, Pennsylvania, United States
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