Donald William Christie was born January 15, 1932 in West Chester, Pennsylvania to the late Laura “Edna” Christie and Jacob Christie. He transitioned to his final rest on Monday, August 19, 2019 at Christiana Care.
Donnie as he was affectionately called by family and friends, received his early education in the public school system in Kennett Square, PA. He graduated from Kennett High School. He worked as an assembler in the paint department at General Motors for 30+ years. He retired in 1999.
He enjoyed playing golf, he was a history buff, who loved playing Jeopardy, watching musicals, science fiction movies, war movies and westerns. Spending time with his family was his favorite pastime.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Christie and siblings, Maggie London, Marion Brown, James “Jim” Christie, Phyllis “Tootie” Christie, and Ralph “Sonny” Christie.
Donnie leaves to cherish his memory: his children, Donald “Lil Donnie” Christie (Karen) and Robyn Christie (Gary); grandchildren, Ryan Lindsay, Donald Christie III, Dana Christie and Kayla Patterson; sibings, Byard “Bunny” Christie (Janet “Pie”), Patricia “Porky” Powell, Constance “Connie” Lewis, Janet Yancey (James), Nancy Christie and Frederick “Bop” Christie; one sister in-law, Nancy Smith and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Celebration of Life Service will be 11:00 am, Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at New Garden Memorial UAME Church, 309 E. Linden Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348. There will be a viewing from 9:00 - 11:00 am.
His burial will be private.
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