William G. Harris, Supervisor

Daniel Kovacs, Supervisor

Laurel Highlands Crematory

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Albert H "Al" Christ

November 22, 1941 ~ June 17, 2019 (age 77)

Christ – Albert H., “Al”, 77, Richland, went to be with the Lord on June 17, 2019 at Conemaugh Medical Center. Born on November 22, 1941 in Johnstown, son of Robert S. and Helen A. (Dorotzak) Christ. Preceded in death by his parents and sister, Dorothy Malzi. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Vicki A. (Werder) Christ; sons, Todd S. (Alicia), Folsom, CA and their children, Brittney and Ryan Christ, and Tyler Nash, Jarred Seymour; Bryan S. (Tiffany), Cincinnati, OH and their children, Zachary and Derek Christ, and Cy, Dar, and Gabriella Khodadad. Also survived by a nephew, Rick (Robbin) St. John, GA and many friends, including special friends, Michael  and Glenna Bodolosky. Al was a 1959 graduate of Richland High School and later from the University of Pittsburgh with a Degree in Metallurgy. Having always aspired to be a metallurgist, he happily, was employed at Bethlehem Steel, Johnstown and later at Kreher Steel LLC., Melrose Park, IL as a Metallurgist. He loved being a Metallurgist and it was a big part of who Al was and the thought of retiring never crossed his mind. Al was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, where he cooked for the Men’s Prayer Breakfasts. He was a past Chief for the Y Indian Guides and served on the boards for both the Johnstown Symphony and the Arcadia Theatre. He was a much loved coach for the V.E. Erickson baseball league. Al served on the Richland School Board and as President for 11 years with the Richland Band Boosters.  Al’s family would like to thank both Dr. Larry Beatty and staff and Dr. Faina Gurevich and staff at DaVita Kidney Care for their compassion and loving care. At Al’s request, there will be no public viewing. Family and friends will be received from 10 a.m. until time of Memorial Service at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Emmanuel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Peter Nordlund officiating. Inurnment at the convenience of the family at Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family is being served by the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland. Contributions may be directed to Emmanuel Baptist Church in memory of Al. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com. Cremation by Laurel Highlands Crematory at Harris Funeral Home.

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