Mary D. Christie, 93, formally of Montoursville, died on March 22, 2021, at Peter Becker Community.
She was born on October, 18, 1927, in Williamsport, daughter of the late William F. and Emmy (Goetz) Dietz.
Mary graduated from Williamsport High School in 1945, where she participated in the orchestra, playing the violin as well as the marching band, where she played the xylophone. Mary belonged to the Presbyterian Home Auxiliary, was a member of the Montoursville Presbyterian Church, where she served as a deaconess for several years, Mary was also a long-time member of the Order of the Eastern Star chapter 465 and held the seat of worthy matron from 1982-1983. Mary also belonged to the PTA at the former Four Mile Elementary School, Mary and her husband, Robert (Bob) participated in the Boy Scouts of America serving as den mother for a number of years. Mary also participated with the band parent’s association of Loyalsock Jr/Sr High School. Mary was member of the Williamsport Garden Club for many years, gardening was a passion for her, she took great pride in the gardens she had around her home. Another great joy of hers was watching Penn State Football, she never missed a game.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. Christie.
Surviving are her five children, Jerald (Shirley) Christie, of NY; Karen (Michael) Campbell, of TN; Mark (Caryn) Christie, of Pittsburgh, PA; Jon (Karen) Christie, of NJ; Kurt (Katie) Christie, of Harleysville, PA; a sister, Gretchen Gehring, of OH; 11 grandchildren, Kelley, Peter, Christie, Megan, Kyle, Shannon, Meghan, Kevin, Ian, Lauren, and Matthew; six great-grandchildren, Augustus, Aiden, Arthur, Myles, Abraham, and Abigale; also surviving, are several nieces and nephews.
There will be a private family service held.
A life celebration will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to a charity of your choice.
Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.