Like many who started in the indusrty in the early 80's, Chris had worked for several carriers that wound ceasing operations. He had many "war stories" and was very happy to finally work for a "real airline" when he joined the PI family in SFO. His gentle nature and sense of humor are remembered by all who knew him as was his couragous battle with diabetes.
Christopher John New
NEW – Christopher John, 48, San Francisco, formerly of Johnstown, died May 4, 2008, in San Francisco. Born July 20, 1959, in Latrobe, son of J. Robert and Jean W. (Falk) New. Surviving are his parents, Johnstown; sisters, Eileen Weimer, Nanty Glo; Elizabeth Kennedy, Kansas City, Kan.; and Jennifer New, Ontario, Canada; and brother, Keith New, Harrisburg. Also survived by four nieces and four nephews. Christopher was a graduate of Kiski Prep, then attended Wittenburg University and graduating from Wilma Boyd School. He then worked as a passenger service agent for USAirways for 26 years, until receiving a disability retirement. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary Inc., West Hills, 921 Menoher Blvd., where the vigil service will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Church of the Visitation, BVM, McKinley Avenue, the Rev. Barry Baroni officiating. Interment, Grandview Cemetery. In Christopher's memory, contributions may be directed to the Visitation Church Organ Fund.
Published in the Johnstown Tribune Democrat from 5/6/2008 - 5/8/2008.
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