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Herbert H. "Herk" Christian

February 10, 1940 ~ July 5, 2018 (age 78)

Herbert H. “Herk” Christian, 78, of Wintersville, Ohio passed away Thursday, July 5, 2018 at Trinity West.  He was born February 10, 1940 in Steubenville, OH.  Herk was a member of Wintersville United Methodist Church, Unionport Masonic Lodge #333, Order of the Eastern Star Unionport Chapter #360, American Legion Stevens-Christian Memorial Post 557 and Weirton Steel 25 Year Club.  He retired as a pipefitter from Weirton Steel and the US Army after active and reserve duty.  Preceding Herk in death were his wife Patricia Marie “Pat” Christian; son William “Bud” Johnston; granddaughter Meghan Christian; father Herbert F. Christian; mother Katherine M. Hoffman Cottrell and step father Jennings Cottrell.  Surviving are four sons Scott (Melody) Christian of Hopedale, OH, Herb (Kelli) Christian of Winterville, OH, Joseph (Brenda) Johnston of Follansbee, WV and Gary Johnston of Steubenville, OH; two daughters Leslee (Bob) Jolly of Shady Springs, WV and Glenda Jo Fordyce of Steubenville, OH; daughter-in-law Judy Johnston of Follansbee, WV; brother Dr. James W. (Loretta) Cottrell of Steubenville, OH; brother-in-law Frank (Irene) Reitter of Wellsburg, WV; sister-in-law Gervious Isinghood of Florida; ten grandchildren; many great grandchildren; many great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at Dunlope – Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Road, Wintersville on Sunday 1 – 3 & 5 – 7:30 p.m. and on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Clint Quillen officiating. Burial at St. John Cemetery, Colliers, WV.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to Inspiring Dyslexia Center, 227 North Fourth Street, Steubenville, OH 43952.  Masonic Service Sunday 6:30 p.m.

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