R. Marvin Christy

R. Marvin Christy

R. Marvin Christy died on Monday, September 9, 2013 in Pinellas Park, FL at the age of 93.

He was born in West Grove, PA and graduated from Unionville High School, Goldey Beacom College and the National School of Real Estate Finance at Ohio State University. Mr. Christy served in World War II as a U.S. Army Master Sergeant. He retired from the Bank of Delaware as Assistant Vice President and head of the Construction Lending Division in 1978 after 38 years of service.

He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth Thatcher Christy. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Dorothy F. Christy; two children, Sharon Christy Foster and husband Michael of Arlington, VA and Peggy Christy Marsilii and husband Joseph of Falls Church, VA; six grandchildren, Megan Christy Wright (Norman), Christina, Caitlin and Elena Marsilii and Samuel and Peter Foster. He is also survived by stepdaughter, Susan Magee; stepson, Gerald R. Asher; and five step grandchildren. Mr. Christy also is survived by sister Toddy Moore and brothers Wayne and Buzzy Christy.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, September 13, 2013 at Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church, 101 Old Kennett Road, Wilmington, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Suncoast Hospice Foundation, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760.

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Funeral Home

Chandler Funeral Homes and Crematorium
2506 Concord Pike Wilmington, DE 19803-9925
(302) 478-7100

Published in The News Journal on Sept. 12, 2013