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Richard S. Christine

Richard S. Christine, 94, of Schnecksville, died March 12, 2023, surrounded by his loving family in Phoebe Home, Allentown.

He was the husband of the late Jean L. (Hunsicker) Christine who died in 1985 and Mary (Alexander) Moats Christine who died in 2014.

Born Oct. 24, 1928, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Charles A. and Elva A. (Greenawald) Christine.

He was a model maker for 30 years at the former Black and Decker/General Electric, Allentown, before retiring in 1985.

Active in the life of his church, he was a member of Jordan United Church of Christ, South Whitehall, where he served as deacon, elder, and twice as consistory president.

He was a former Sunday School teacher, served many years on the budget and finance committee, and was a former board member of the cemetery association.

A former volunteer at Phoebe Home and the Allentown Food Bank, he was a proud member of the 5 Gallon Blood Donor Program.

He was a 50-year member and past master of Jordan-Martin F.&A.M. Lodge 673, and a member of numerous other Masonic organizations.

He will forever be remembered for living his life in service to God, his family, church and local community.

His survivors include a son Dr. Craig R. Christine and daughter-in-law, Susan of Orefield; granddaughter Courtney Christine and partner, Charles Stem; great-granddaughter Emma; step-great-grandchildren Cayden and Carlie Stem; grandson Joseph Christine and wife, Logan; great-grandsons Henry, Jacob and Isaac; stepson Simeon Moats and wife, Nancy; grandchildren Caroline, Elizabeth and Allison; stepson David Moats and wife, JoAnn; grandchildren Tina and Kristy; stepson Tom Moats and wife, Jeanette; grandchildren Shannon, Vicki and Teresa; stepson Tim Moats and wife, Kay; grandchildren Benjamin, Christopher, Saret and Rebecca.

He was predeceased by stepdaughter, Jennifer Moats.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. March 20 at Jordan UCC, 1837 Church Road, South Whitehall, with the Rev. Dr. David Charles Smith officiating.

Family and friends may pay their respects 9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Monday in the church parlor.

Interment will follow the service at Jordan UCC Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made at heintzelmancares.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church Perpetual Memorial Fund c/o the funeral home, P.O. Box 196, Schnecksville, PA 18078-0196.

Arrangements were made by Heintzelman Funeral Home Inc., Schnecksville.