David T. Christian Sr.

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PIQUA - David T. Christian Sr., 77, of Piqua, died at 4:03 p.m. Monday Oct. 1, 2012, at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy.
He was born in Piqua on April 1, 1935, to the late Claude C. and Irene (Mullinger) Christian. On Nov. 29, 1958, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Piqua, he married Nancy L. Webb. She survives.
David also is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, David and Tammy Christian Jr. of Troy; one daughter, Angela Christian of Piqua; and four grandchildren, Jayna Pelini, Jessica Fullenkamp, Maria Fullenkamp and Anthony Fullenkamp. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Don, Mike, Paul and John; and two sisters, Mary and Kay.
David graduated from Piqua Catholic High School in 1954. He attended University of Dayton for one year, before graduating from RETS Tech Center, Dayton. David was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, Piqua, a lifetime member of Jaycee International, Piqua, and held many different offices, including being the first Piqua JCI Senator. He was the owner of Christian's TV in Piqua starting in 1975. David proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force Reserves.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Boniface Church, Piqua, with the Rev. Fr. Angelo Caserta Celebrant.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua. A prayer service will be offered at 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Piqua Ambulance Fund, American Legion Post 184, P. O. Box 720, Piqua, OH 45356.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at


Published in Piqua Daily Call on Oct. 2, 2012