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Tuesday June 25th, 2019
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Tuesday June 25th, 2019

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Albert H "Al" Christ

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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Condolences to the Christ family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, "heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds." May God bring you comfort and peace.

Williams Family Jun 27 2019 12:00 AM

Great man, Al was an asset to our business here at Johnstown.

Ed Serafin Jun 24 2019 12:00 AM

May The Lord surround you with His loving and comforting arms. We love you and will continue to pray for you at this tender time in His comfort Dave and Deb Streets Nickel

Deb nickel Jun 22 2019 12:00 AM

I am sorry for ur great loss of an awesome man he will be missed

Sheryl place Jun 21 2019 12:00 AM

Vicki, Frank and I are very sorry to hear of your husband passing. We didn't know sooner. God bless you and your family.

Frank and Marilyn Gaydosh Jun 21 2019 12:00 AM

Vicki and family. We are so sorry for your loss. What great memories we have of you and Al and all the band events. Those were some great times. You are in my prayers. Lynne & Bill Williams

Lynne & Bill Williams Jun 21 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Grace & peace in Jesus Christ.

Dr. Donald & Mrs. Karen Schreier Jun 21 2019 12:00 AM