COAL TOWNSHIP — Jonathan Robert "J.R." Christ, 23, of 1350 W. Montgomery St., passed away Monday, April 8, 2013.
Born July 29, 1989, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, J.R. was a loving son of Artie and Elaine (Muskett) Christ, of Coal Township.
J.R. was a loving and kind person. He was always willing to be a good listener for his many friends. He had a comedic personality and liked making people laugh and playing jokes. He loved his music and had a talent for writing. J.R., unfortunately, lost his long battle with heroin addiction, but we must be consoled in knowing he will finally be at peace.
In addition to his parents, J.R. is survived by a brother, Artie Christ, of Shamokin, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
CHRIST — Jonathan Robert "J.R." Christ, 23, of 1350 W. Montgomery St., Coal Township. A religious funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at Salem United Church of Christ, 1300 W. Pine St., Coal Township, with the Rev. Jean Eckrod officiating. Interment of his cremains will be private at the convenience of his family in Northumberland Memorial Park, Sunbury. There will not be a viewing or visitation. The family has entrusted J.R.'s funeral arrangements to the James Kelley Funeral Home, James F. Kelley, director, 1001 W. Arch St. at Maple Street, Coal Township. As an expression of sympathy, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Park Bench Foundation, care of John Luciano, 421 Bethel Road, Sommers Point, N.J. 08244, to aid others afflicted with heroin addiction and substance abuse.