Christian H. Petersen

Christian H. Petersen, 53, of South Scranton, died Monday at Moses Taylor Hospital. His wife is the former Michele Ryan.

Born in Bronx, N.Y., he was the son of the late Norman and Veronica Weinz Petersen. For most of his life, he was a practicing Lutheran but had recently attended St. Joseph's Church at Divine Mercy Parish.

A graduate of Lehman High School in the Bronx, he was a truck driver for many years.

A big fan of all sports, Chris especially loved the New York Yankees and the Dallas Cowboys. He also enjoyed fishing and following NASCAR. He was full of life and touched everyone he met. He will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by all who knew him.

Also surviving are two daughters, Samantha and Christina, both of the Bronx; a sister, Marjorie Smith, Louisiana; a brother, Charles Petersen, Florida; a stepdaughter, Angela Marie Matranga; numerous nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with arrangements by the Neil W. Regan Funeral Home Inc., 1900 Pittston Ave., Scranton. To e-mail condolences, visit

Funeral Home

Neil W Regan Funeral Home Inc
1900 Pittston Ave Scranton, PA 18505
(570) 343-6416

Published in Scranton Times on May 8, 2014