WARREN - John J. Christie, 79, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Eagle Pointe Nursing Center in Orwell.
He was born Aug. 16, 1934, in Enfield, Conn., the son of Charles and Esther Christie.
John retired from United Telephone Company as the manager of the engineering department after 34 years. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish (St. James Church) in Warren.
John enjoyed woodworking and was an avid baseball fan.
John served in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his two sons, Thomas J. (Rene) Christie of Farmdale and Richard (Dianna) Christie of Warren; three grandchildren, T.J., Courtney and Chelsey Christie; and a sister, Carmella Wopschall of Enfield, Conn.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Kathleen Christie, whom he married Aug. 8, 1959, and who passed away Dec. 6, 2012; three brothers, Joseph, Charles and Samuel Christie; and a sister, Madeline Christie.
Family and friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Peter Rossi and Son Memorial Chapel in Warren. A service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. James P. Walker officiating.
Entombment will be in All Souls Cemetery in Bazetta.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in John's name to Western Reserve Hospice.
To view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the Christie family, visit peterrossiandsonfh.com.