Francis Arthur Christian
March 28, 1937 – August 8, 2020
MORIAH – Francis A. Christian, 83, of Moriah passed away peacefully on, Saturday, August 8, 2020 at CVPH hospital in Plattsburgh.
Born in Ellenburgh, N.Y., March 28, 1937, he was the son of the late Francis Christian and Frances (Whittemore) Christian.
Besides his parents Frank was predeceased by his loving wife of 52 years Nancy (Kelso) Christian, their son, Arthur R. Christian, his sister Rita (Christian) Brown, and his brother Richard (Dick) Christian.
He is survived by four daughters; Valerie Mildon (Bob), Miley Mero, Colleen Wilson (Dave) and Frances Armitage (Paul). He was blessed with 10 grandchildren, Briana (McKiernan) Gilman, Chelsea McKiernan, Brooke Mildon, Nathan Christian, Michael Mero, Courtney Wilson, Nicholas Wilson, Elizabeth Christian, Nancy Armitage and Philip Armitage. He has many nieces and nephews that can be found from one end of the country to another.
Frank served in the U.S. Army. Much of his time spent in the service was spent in Germany. In his younger years Frank was employed by mines in Tahawus, NY as a Forman until he earned his blaster/drilling license/certification at which, time he was employed by Pike Construction, Reale Construction and many other construction companies across the New England states.
Frank enjoyed deer hunting with his son and friends. He was also an avid fisherman and loved fishing for smelt, perch, bullhead and lake fish. You could find him on Lake Champlain during the winter months renting shanties to people from the city which, is how he met some of his closest friends Buddy & Zubbie Ginocchio, Bill & Audrey Allen and Bruce & Arleen Kassa. He took great pride in his garden which, was the size of a football field. He also took pride in delivering his prize vegetables to family and friends for them to enjoy. Frank especially enjoyed his weekly visits from his best friend and cousin Howard Dushane of Crown Point.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 15th at 10:00 a.m. at the Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery on Dugway Road in Moriah.
Donations in Francis Christian’s memory can be made to the Moriah Ambulance Squad, P.O. Box 72, 2829 Plank Road, Moriah Center, NY 12961.
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