July 16, 1955 - October 20, 2021
Samuel “Pete” Christ, Jr. 66, of Fort Wayne, passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Pete was born July 16, 1955 in Baltimore, MD to Samuel Pete Christ Sr. and Betty Lou Christ. Pete was a 1973 graduate of Patapsco High School. He graduated from Baltimore City Community College as a Registered Respiratory Therapist. He worked at Georgetown University Hospital and hospitals in Washington D.C. On December 26, 1975, in Maryland Pete married the love of his life Karen D. Vitez who survives. Pete served in the U.S. Army as a Medical Specialist from 1973 to 1976 and then from 1976 to 1984. Pete was an avid gardener, enjoyed fishing and all different sports. He adored his 3 cats, Maui, Kona, and Willow. He was a very proud grandpa and great-grandpa. Pete was baptized at 2 months old in the Methodist faith. Survivors include two daughters, Nikole M. Christ of Fort Wayne, Brandi M. (Matthew) Wood of Monroeville, the love of his life Karen D. Christ, seven grandchildren, Daniel Allen Wood of Decatur, Marcus Avery-Mattia Wood, Kamerin Alexander Wood, Sean Aiden-Samuel Wood, Cierra Rose Summerlin all of Monroeville, IN, Jacob Anthony Summerlin, and Mikal Matix Summerlin of Middle River, MD., a great-granddaughter Spencer Grace Wood of Decatur, IN along with a brother Wayne Lee Christ of Baltimore, MD. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Keith John Christ Sr. Services will be at 4 P.M. Friday October 22, 2021 at the Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton. Visiting will be one hour prior to the service also at the funeral home. Memorial may be made to the family to assist with funeral expenses. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home. Friends can send online condolences to the Christ family at www.thomarich.com.
Samuel “Pete” Christ, Jr. 66, of Fort Wayne, passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Pete was born July 16, 1955 in Baltimore, MD to Samuel Pete Christ Sr. and Betty Lou Christ. Pete... View Obituary & Service Information
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